Galit A. Sarfaty holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Economic Governance and is an Associate Professor with tenure at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and an A.B. summa cum laude
from Harvard University. She previously served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her position at Wharton, Professor Sarfaty was a Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession and Human Rights Program, a Graduate Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Ethics, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her writing is informed by her work experience in a number of organizations, including the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the Indian Law Resource Center.
Professor Sarfaty’s research focuses on the convergence of economic globalization with human rights. Her anthropological background has given her unique insights into the ways in which international law operates in practice, including the regulation of global supply chains and human rights, the culture of international institutions, and the use of quantitative regulatory tools in global governance. Professor Sarfaty’s research has been published in a book by Stanford University Press and several leading law journals, including the American Journal of International Law, Law and Social Inquiry, Harvard International Law Journal, Virginia Journal of International Law, University of Toronto Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, and Stanford Journal of International Law.
For a summary of Professor Sarfaty's research, you can watch the following short video produced by Research2Reality: http://research2reality.com/science-society/breaking-the-chain-of-human-rights-abuse/.