Efrat A. Arbel
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
B.A (First Class Honours) (McGill); J.D. (UBC); SJD (Harvard)
Office: Allard Hall, room 341
Dr. Arbel is recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) postdoctoralfellowship. The fellowship is awarded in support of the most promising Canadian scholars in the social sciences and humanities. Arbel ranked in the top tier of candidates to receive this award, and will hold the fellowship for two years commencing March 15, 2012.
Arbel holds a doctorate from Harvard Law School, where she worked under the supervision of Dean Martha Minow. She holds a BA from McGill University, a JD from the University of British Columbia, and completed the LL.M program at Harvard Law School before continuing into the doctoral program. Arbel received numerous prizes and fellowships throughout her doctoral studies, and was named Canada Research Fellow by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, one of Harvard's most prestigious research centres, from 2008-2011. She also worked as a research associate and teaching fellow at Harvard Law School, as a research associate at the Kennedy School of Government, and a researcher and advocate with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Law Clinic. Her research examines questions of constitutional rights protection in Canadian Aboriginal, prisoner, and migration law. Her current research focuses on the Canada-US border as a site through which to study the relationship between constitutional law, migration law, and criminal law. As part of this research, she will visit the Centre for Criminology at Oxford University as an Academic Visitor in 2013.
British Columbia (2006)