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.