The Osgoode Catalyst Fellowships are designed to bring to Osgoode emerging scholars who have a demonstrated interest in a career in law teaching, and to support and mentor scholars who will enhance the diversity of the profession.
Fellows are given the opportunity to present a faculty seminar with the aim of preparing a major article for publication, to pursue an active affiliation with one of Osgoode’s research centres, and to teach a course at the Law School.
2014-15 Osgoode Catalyst Fellow – MAI TAHA
Mai Taha, an SJD candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, is the Osgoode Catalyst Fellow for the 2014-15 academic year.
Taha is completing her doctoral dissertation on nation and class subjectivity in international law and its institutions in the interwar period, focusing specifically on how the League of Nations and the International Labour Organization (ILO) managed the ‘semi-colonial’ Middle East region after WWI. Her broader research interests lie at the intersection between international law, empire, and capital.
She received her LLM from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and her MA in International Human Rights Law from the American University in Cairo.
Taha worked as a legal advisor for refugees at Africa Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA) in Cairo. She also worked at the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in London, and interned at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Her publications can be seen in various law journals including the International Journal of Law in Context, and the German Law Journal.