Sasha is a PhD candidate at King’s College London School of Law, working under the supervision of Dr Lorenzo Zucca and Professor Aileen McColgan. Sasha was awarded a first class Master's degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford in 2009. She also has undergraduate degrees in law and history from Otago University, New Zealand.
Sasha’s PhD research focuses on human rights guarantees and women in polygamous marriage in the immigration context. Sasha has previously carried out research into regional human rights systems, with particular focus on the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Sasha is interested in the efficacy of human rights in practice, the relationship between individual rights guarantees and social cohesion and also in legal theory.
Teaching & Employment Interests
Sasha is currently a visiting lecturer in Human Rights Law at King’s College London School of Law. Previously, Sasha has lectured in international human rights law, public law, jurisprudence and first year law at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Sasha is an experienced legal practitioner, having previously advised governments at the national and local level, as well as corporate and commercial entities. Sasha is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.