Marina Sharpe is a Banting Post-doctoral Fellow in McGill’s Faculty of Law, where she was previously a Steinberg Fellow in International Migration Law and Policy. Marina is currently on leave to work as a Senior Legal Officer with UNHCR. She is called to the bars of England & Wales (Inner Temple) and New York, and spent time in private practice at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. She has also worked for Global Affairs Canada and the International Refugee Rights Initiative. Marina has undertaken consultancy work for NGOs including Amnesty International and EuroMed Rights, and for international organizations including the EBRD and UNICEF. She has taught at the universities of London, Oxford and Sherbrooke and has guest lectured widely, including at Georgetown and Yale. Marina holds a DPhil in law from Oxford, where she studied as a Trudeau Scholar, an MSc (international development) from the London School of Economics, and LLB, BCL and BA (economics and international development) degrees from McGill.
Her publications include: M. Sharpe (2018) The Regional Law of Refugee Protection in Africa(Oxford University Press); M. Sharpe (2019) “The Refugee Compact and Conflict Prevention in Africa: ‘Root Causes’ and yet Another Divide,” International Journal of Refugee Law(special issue on the Global Compact on Refugees); and M. Sharpe (2018) “Mixed Up: International Law and the Meaning(s) of ‘Mixed Migration,’” Refugee Survey Quarterly.