Elizabeth Steyn

Elizabeth Steyn is a doctoral candidate (LL.D.) and chargée de cours at the Faculty of Law of Université de Montréal (UdeM) under the research supervision of Dean Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens. Her doctoral research focuses on finding remedies for clashes occasioned by the intersection of natural resource development projects and sacred Indigenous sites, with specific reference to the four major common law jurisdictions: Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand. Her approach involves a synthesis of comparative law, legal anthropology/Indigenous theory and international law. To this end she spent 4 months as a Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale), Germany in 2016. She is the grateful recipient of several prestige scholarships, including a doctoral scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec (FRQSC), and a number of scholarships of excellence awarded by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Graduate Studies of UdeM.

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