Sara Ghebremusse is an Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Her research examines legal regimes that govern mining-led development in Africa. She is currently a SSHRC-funded PhD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, where she is writing a dissertation on “Revisiting the ‘Resource Curse’: Law, Development and Mining Governance in Southern Africa.” Sara holds a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto, a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Middle Eastern and African Studies from the University of Alberta. She has published on mining governance, development and human rights, with research presentations at conferences in Canada, the US, Germany, Mexico, Kenya and South Africa. She is called to the bar of Ontario.
Sara is also a staunch advocate against anti-Black racism in Canadian post-secondary institutions. She has been in leadership positions of various Black student groups at the University of Alberta, the University of Ottawa, and York University. Since joining UBC in 2017, she has worked closely with the law school’s Black Law Students’ Association chapter to promote diversity and inclusion in the law school community. Sara is also a founding member of UBC’s Black Caucus, an organization comprised of Black students, staff and faculty that is dedicated to building community and combatting anti-Black racism at UBC.
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