Equal Press #FeatureFriday is a space to highlight individuals or organizations doing noteworthy work in the areas of media, violence prevention, or gender equality. This week, we are featuring another expert from our database!
Maira Hassan is pursuing a PhD in Law at Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, where she also completed her LLM as a recipient of the Allard Scholar Graduate Fellowship. She obtained her LLB (Hons) from Queen Mary University of London and completed her undergraduate degree in Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT) and French literature from the University of Western Ontario. Her previous research work and publications include topics such as women in international policing, women in Canadian peacekeeping, and legal perspectives on extraterritorial policing. Currently, her research focus is on aspects of consent in sexual assault law and how it might impact marginalized and racialized women in Canada.
When we asked Maira why her research is important, she said:
“As a woman of colour, I want to make space for all our bodies. Otherwise, we are all incomplete.”
Find out more about Maira on our expert database!
The Peter A. Allard School of Law is recognized as one of the leading law schools in Canada, and has a reputation worldwide for innovative research, inspiring teachers, and outstanding graduates. Our students are academically outstanding, intellectually curious, and actively-engaged in using their new knowledge and skills to help others. Our faculty members are innovative teachers and scholars who have gained national and international recognition for their contributions in areas ranging from human rights to environmental sustainability to business law, and our alumni have achieved leadership in the profession as well as in the business, government and non-profit sectors.