Visiting Professor of Legal Studies
Education: LLB London School of Economics and Political Science; LLM University of California - Berkeley; PhD University of London
Research Areas: International Refugee Law; Migration; Citizenship
Jinan Bastaki is Visiting Professor of Legal Studies. She holds an LLB from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an LLM from the University of California (Berkeley), and a PhD from the University of London (SOAS).
Jinan Bastaki is an international law scholar and she focuses on human rights, refugee law, and citizenship. She is particularly interested in the lived experiences of those impacted by the law, how the law regulates access and belonging, and what those experiences reveal about the law itself. In 2018, her paper on nationality-based detention of migrants won the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross' best essay prize. Her work has appeared in major publications, including the Journal of Refugee Studies, Citizenship Studies, Refugee Survey Quarterly, and others.
Prior to her current appointment, Bastaki was an Associate Professor of International Law at UAEU. In Fall 2022, she will be a Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford's Center for Socio-Legal Studies.