Emilio Dabed is a lawyer and political scientist (Science Po-Aix en Provence, France) specializing in constitutional matters, international law and human rights. Currently, he is Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in Toronto, and Visiting Fellow at the Nathanson Center on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. Previously, he was a Researcher and Visiting Professor at An-Najah National University Law School, Nablus, Palestine, and consultant for the Capacity Development in Higher Legal Education project in An-Najah University in cooperation with the Center for International Legal Cooperation Amsterdam-Netherlands (2017-2018). Between 2015 and 2016 Dr. Dabed was the Palestine and Law Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School-Center for Palestine Studies; during the years 2014 and 2015 he directed the International Law and Human Rights Program at Al-Quds/Bard College, Jerusalem, where he taught between 2011 and 2015. He also taught critical legal theory and philosophy of law in Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile, both as a teaching assistant and then as professor of law theory.
Dr. Dabed’s latest research and publications look at the relations between legal processes and discursive practices, on the one hand, and political and social changes, subjectivity, and identity formation on the other. His work aims to shed light on the disciplinary powers of law and the discourse of (human) rights in contemporary politics.