S.J. Quinney College of Law, Borchard Conference Room
Karen Knop is a professor at the Faculty of Law, and was editor of the University of Toronto Law Journal from 2007 to 2012. Professor Knop holds graduate degrees in law from Toronto and Columbia, and degrees in law and in mathematics from Dalhousie. She has been a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center; visiting fellow teaching in the graduate program at the University of Melbourne Law School; J.C. Smith Visiting Fellow at the School of Law, University of Nottingham; and senior fellow at the Center for International Studies, New York University Law School. She has served on the Board of Directors, Canadian Council on International Law; Executive Council, American Society of International Law; and as rapporteur for the International Law Association’s Committee on Feminism and International Law.
Professor Knop writes on public and private international law, with a focus on issues of interpretation, identity and participation. Her book Diversity and Self-Determination in International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002) was awarded a Certificate of Merit by the American Society of International Law in April 2003. She is the editor of Gender and Human Rights (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) and co-editor of Re-Thinking Federalism: Citizens, Markets and Governments in a Changing World (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1995), as well as the author of a number of journal articles and book chapters. Professor Knop has co-edited a symposium issue of Law and Contemporary Problems on “Trandisciplinary Conflict of Laws” with Ralf Michaels (Duke) and Annelise Riles (Cornell), and also co-authored with them a recent article entitled “From Multiculturalism to Technique: Feminism, Culture, and the Conflict of Laws Style” (Stanford Law Review, 2012).
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