Mr. Emad Ansari has joined us as Assistant Professor - Tenure Track in the Shaikh Ahmed Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL).
Emad holds Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees from the University of Michigan Law School and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He also completed his undergraduate study at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. While there, he was recognized for his teaching as a Graduate Instructor; received the S. Anthony Benton Memorial Award for excellence in international & constitutional law; served as Articles Editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law; and received the Race, Law and History Fellowship to research the drafting history of the 1861 Police Law.
Emad’s core theoretical, professional and practical interest is in the law’s relationship with violence. Accordingly, his work has covered reparations and policy responses to large scale and historical atrocities, refugee rights and asylum issues, treatment of political detainees, and gender crimes. He has worked with various research, advocacy and legal aid organizations both locally and abroad including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Centre for Transitional Justice.
He is also a writer and has recently completed work on his first novel, a fictional exploration of boyhood, identity and belonging, set in colonial India, post-partition Pakistan, and present-day America.