Sital Kalantry

Clinical Professor of Law
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Contact Information
Cornell Law School
235 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-5885
Fax: (607) 255-3269
Email: sk49@cornell.edu

Assistant:
Megan Olivares
Cornell Law School
249 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Email: mf676@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

Professor Kalantry is an expert in international human rights law. She uses comparative methodologies to study feminist legal issues in the United States and India. She writes in the areas of comparative law, feminist legal theory, and Indian legal studies. In her book, Women’s Human Rights and Migration, she examines how regulations on migrant women are influenced by acontextual and limited knowledge about laws and practices in migrant-sending countries. She has argued for the need for a new transnational feminist approach drawing on comparative, empirical, and other methodologies.

Her works have appeared in the Stanford Journal of International Law, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Cornell Journal of Public Policy, UCLA Journal of Law and Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Quarterly, the Nordic Journal of Human Rights, and a number of other peer-reviewed journals and university presses. Her opinion pieces have been published in the New York Times, Slate, the New York Daily News, and in other publications. She has been invited to deliver numerous talks and presentations around the world.

She received a Fulbright-Nehru Research Scholar grant to conduct research on the Indian Supreme Court as well as several other awards and grants for her work. She is a regular media commentator on reproductive rights, human rights, surrogacy, and immigration. She serves as referee for a human rights journal and an academic press. She is on the editorial board of the Jindal Global Law Review and the Maharashtra National University Law Review.

Education

B.A. 1994, Cornell University
Masters in Development Studies 1995, London School of Economics
J.D. 1998, University of Pennsylvania Law School

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