Visiting Fellows 2021-2022

Madeline Burghardt

Madeline Burghardt has a PhD in Critical Disability Studies from York University. She is the author of Broken: Institutions, Families, and the Construction of Intellectual Disability, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press (2018), which explores the effects of institutionalization on people labelled/with intellectual disabilities, their families and society. She is an instructor in the graduate program in Critical Disability Studies in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University, is cross-appointed to York’s graduate programs in Development Studies and Music, and is an instructor of Disability Studies at King’s University College at Western University. 

Dr. Burghardt’s current research project, funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant is a critical historical exploration of the thalidomide crisis in Canada. Specifically for the IFLS fellowship, she will be completing a major piece of the work, in which she is exploring the tension between two interpretations of the position of women in the thalidomide tragedy, what this tension reveals about distributions of power in mid-20th-century Canada, and how this might shed light on feminism’s historically complex relationship with disability.

She will be visiting the IFLS from January 1, 2023 to April 30, 2023

Krupskaya Rosa Luz Ugarte Boluarte

Krupskaya Rosa Luz Ugarte Boluarte is a lawyer and a graduate of the Carlos III University of Madrid – Spain (CUM LAUDE).  He is Professor of the Chair of Human Rights and Public International Law of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the National University of San Marcos, and specializes in International Human Rights Law.  He is also Former Magistrate of the Superior Court of Lima Norte, Senior Management Advisor and Senior Lawyer of the Supranational Specialized Public Prosecutor’s Office – Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, lawyer in charge of the Folder of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, National Director of the Peruvian League Pro Human Rights (LIPPRODEH) and Member of the UNESCO Chair with the research group “Vulnerability and social inclusion” of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico. 

He will be visiting the IFLS from January 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023

Doaa Shafey

Doaa Shafey is an Egyptian researcher and MA student in the sociology and anthropology department at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Her work focuses on Egypt’s social changes, women’s rights, culture, religion, and law-making after 2011. Doaa has seven years of experience in the research field using qualitative methods such as in-depth interviews, round discussions, and narrative approaches. 

After an undergraduate degree in 2015 from Al-Azhar University, school of Islamic studies, she completed a fellowship with the Lazord fellowship for young leaders at AUK’s John Gerhart center. From 2017 to 2021, she worked with AUC’s Law and Society Research Unit as an archivist where she led a communication process to initiate a protocol between Al-Azhar institutions, represented by Al-Azhar International Center for Fatwa, and AUC represented by the Faculty of International Affairs and Public Policy.  She is currently a freelance researcher interested in forms of participatory policy-making with regards to marginalized communities.

She will be visiting the IFLS from January 1, 2023 to April 28, 2023

Rhoda Asikia Karibi-Whyte

Ms Asikia Karibi-Whyte is a Feminist Legal Scholar with the University of Lagos Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree with Honours from The University, Ibadan Nigeria and a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Lagos Nigeria. She had a Doctoral Training at Keele University, Keele Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire, United Kingdom. As a legal academic, she has published works in peer review journals and book chapters. She studies and teaches International Law.

She will be visiting the IFLS from March 13, 2023 to April 28, 2023