2021 – 2022
Godwin Dzah is one of four inaugural recipients of the new Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowships for Black and Indigenous Scholars.
Godwin recently completed his doctoral degree in law under the supervision of Professor Natasha Affolder at the Peter Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. He holds a BA and an LLB. from the University of Ghana, and a Qualifying Certificate in Law at the Ghana School of Law. He also completed an LLM at the Harvard Law School. He previously practised as an attorney and taught law in Ghana. Godwin also had stints as a United Nations-Nippon Fellow at the Marine and Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University and the Division of Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations Secretariat in New York. His teaching and research interests sit at the intersection of the environment and Indigenous peoples, the climate crisis, the Global South and Third World Approaches, and environmental torts in the context of the law and politics of international law. As a fellow here at York, he will be working under the supervision of Professor Obiora Okafor at the Osgoode Hall Law School.