Global Fellows

Current Global Fellows 2020-21

Global Fellow Shelly Aviv Yeini

Shelly Aviv Yeini
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Shelly Aviv Yeini is a Post-Doctoral Global Fellow affiliated with the Institute for International Law and Justice. Her research interests include public international law, constitutional law and labor law. Within the field of public international law Shelly takes special interest in customary international law and the ways in which rules of customary international law have adapted to modern reality.

At NYU, Shelly will work on a project titled “The Persistent Objector Doctrine: Identifying Contradictions”. The research aims to identify and catalogue behaviors that disqualify states from persistent objector status, offering guidelines to differentiate legitimate behavior within the persistent objector doctrine framework from behavior forming an inconsistency in a state's objection.

Shelly holds a Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University (Israel) and an M.St. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford.

Center Affiliation: Institute for International Law and Justice
Research Project: The Persistent Objector Doctrine: Identifying Contradictions


Global Fellow Thomas Bustamante

Thomas Bustamante
Global Research Fellow

Thomas Bustamante is Professor of Legal Theory at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, since 2010 and Research Productivity Fellow of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil, since 2013. He has been a Fellow of the University of São Paulo under the auspices of a grant from São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), in 2015, and previously held academic positions at the University of Aberdeen, UK (2008-2010) and the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil (2004-2008). He holds a PhD from the Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro. Some of his works in English appear in the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Modern Law Review, Jurisprudence, Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy and German Law Journal. He has edited the books Democratizing Constitutional Law: Perspectives on Legal Theory and the Legitimacy of Constitutionalism (with Bernardo Fernandes, 2016), Argument Types and Fallacies in Legal Argumentation (with Christian Dahlman, 2015) and On the Philosophy of Precedent (with Carlos Bernal Pulido, 2012).

Center Affiliation: Center for Law and Philosophy
Research Project: Special Obligations and Judicial Roles: A Philosophical Account of Judicial Legitimacy


Global Fellow Alexandre de Streel

Alexandre de Streel
Global Research Fellow

Alexandre de Streel is Professor of European law at the University of Namur (Belgium) where he is the Director of the Research Centre for Information, Law and Society (CRIDS/NADI). He is also a joint-academic director at the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE), a Brussels-based think tank where he manages the digital studies and assessor at the Belgian Competition Authority. Alexandre is also visiting professor at the European University Institute (Florence) and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and member of the Scientific Committee of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI).

His main areas of research are the regulation and the application of antitrust law to the digital economy as well as the legal issues raised by the development of artificial intelligence. He is the co-editor of Electronic communications, Audiovisual Services and the Internet: EU Competition Law and Regulation (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019) which is one the main textbook on the EU regulation of the digital economy.

He is currently advising the European Commission and the European Parliament on the future EU regulation of digital platforms. Previously, he has been senior European advisor to the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, attaché at the Belgian Permanent Representation to the European Union and an advisor in charge of telecommunications regulation at the European Commission.

Center Affiliation: Information Law Institute
Research Project: The Economic Regulation of Digital Power


Global Fellow Edit Frenyo

Edit Frenyó
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Edit Frenyó is a post-doctoral Global Fellow affiliated with NYU’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Her research interests include family law, labor migration, human rights, welfare and social policy. Edit holds a JD from the University of Szeged (Hungary), an LL.M. from Boston College Law School and an SJD from Georgetown Law.

As an adjunct professor, Edit co-taught the Family Law course at Georgetown, with her dissertation supervisor Prof. Judith C. Areen. In 2016, she served as an adjunct professor at McDaniel College Budapest, teaching a course on the rights of unaccompanied minors in the European Union. Prior to NYU, Edit was a Steinberg Post-Doctoral Fellow in Migration Law and Policy, at McGill University Faculty of Law, working closely with Prof. François Crépeau, former UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants. She guest lectured in numerous courses at McGill and taught a self-designed intensive course on the human rights implications of the externalization of migration controls. Edit also served as the Coordinator for the Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law.

Edit’s research applies perspectives of law and the social sciences to explore the contemporary phenomena of “transnational families and households”. Her dissertation focused on the multiple challenges to childcare faced by families of labor migrants, as key to improving the regulatory frameworks surrounding them. Her post-doctoral work explores the transnational, semi-formal welfare systems created by migrant households and how they challenge state-centric normative frameworks of social protection and policy. Her case studies involve domestic care-work migration within the European Union’s growing elder care market.

In 2019, she contributed a chapter entitled "Transnational Families and the Right to Family Life in the Age of Global Migration." to Stark, Barbara and Heaton, ed. 2019. Routledge Handbook of International Family Law.

Center Affiliation: Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Research Project: Transnationalizing the European Household – Elder Care and the Future of Transnational Social Policy in Europe


Global Fellow Yagmur Hortoglu

Yağmur Hortoğlu
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Yağmur Hortoğlu is a Post-Doctoral Global Fellow affiliated with the Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law. Her current research focuses on arbitration law and private international law.

Prior to joining NYU, Yağmur has been a Teaching Assistant at Sorbonne Law School and Cergy-Pontoise University. She has taught private international law, introduction to civil law, family law, legal liability and corporate law. For several years, she has been contributing to various monographies on family law and criminal law in Turkey. In 2019, she contributed a chapter entitled « The Law Governing the Liability of Arbitrators » to the second edition of Franco Ferrari and Stefan Kröll’s book on Conflict of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration, published by Juris.

For her Ph.D. thesis (summa cum laude), which she prepared under the co-supervision of Professor Mathias Audit (Sorbonne) and Professor Franco Ferrari (NYU) at Sorbonne Law School, Yağmur worked on “Fraud and Arbitration”. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a specialization on Private Law and a master’s degree in Private International Law and Business Law from Sorbonne Law School. She also holds a MSc on Applied Positive Psychology from East London University.

In 2008, Yağmur was awarded merit-based excellence scholarship granted by the French Government. She has also been a laureate of scholarships from the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in 2017 and then the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg in 2018.

Since 2017, Yağmur Hortoğlu has been acting as a legal counsel before the European Court of Human Rights for Turkish applicants.

Center Affiliation: Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law 
Research Project: Fraud and Arbitration Law: The Case of Arbitral Fraud and How to Fight Against It


Global Fellow Jiaying Christine Jiang

Jiaying Christine Jiang
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Jiaying is a Post-Doctoral Fellow affiliated with the Information Law Institute. Her research focuses on the interaction between law and technology, especially policies and regulations on emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, smart contracts, digital currencies, FinTech, and LegalTech. Her research interests also include computational law, comparative law, data rights, platform competition, and privacy issues.

At NYU Law, Jiaying will analyze if sandbox and technology can be a new regulatory approach for blockchain implementation. In addition, she is the co-leader of the Central Bank Digital Currency project, cooperating with the China Center at Yale Law School. She is also a contributor of the RegTrax Initiative at the CodeX, Stanford Law School.

Jiaying received her SJD from Emory University School of Law, LLM from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she received the Graduate and International Programs Award at the Annual Shattuck Awards, and LLB from Shenzhen University (with distinction). She is admitted to the bars in China and the State of New York.

Center Affiliation: Information Law Institute
Research Project: Can Sandbox and Technology be a New Regulatory Approach for Blockchain Implementation in Financial Markets?


Global Fellow Patricio Nazareno

Patricio Nazareno
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Patricio Nazareno is a Post-Doctoral Global Fellow affiliated with the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. His current research project focuses on criminal accountability for human rights violations and the tensions it raises between international law and tribunals and domestic politics and activism.

Patricio holds JSD and LLM degrees from Yale Law School, a law degree and an LLM from Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, and a political science BA from Universidad Católica de Córdoba. He currently teaches constitutional law, legal theory, and procedure at Universidad de San Andrés Law School, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has also practiced administrative law, clerked for the Inter-American Court, and frequently advises Argentine government agencies on legal issues and projects for legislative reform.

Patricio’s main areas of interest include constitutional law, social movements, legal history, international human rights, and legal culture and discourse. After his doctoral dissertation, his scholarship has turned to consider the legal and political complexities of the decision-making processes that polities, especially in Latin America, are undertaking in order to overturn the widespread impunity for the human rights violations perpetrated in the past.

Center Affiliation: Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Research Project: Justice in Frames


Global Fellow Yuanyuan Ren

Yuanyuan Ren
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Yuanyuan Ren received her Ph.D. in international law from Fudan University Law School in 2012 and LL.M. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2014. She was a Fox International Fellow at the MacMillan Center for Area and International Studies at Yale University from 2010 to 2011 and worked as an assistant research professor at Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) from 2012 to 2013. She is currently a Doctor of Juridical Sciences (S.J.D.) candidate at the University of Wisconsin Law School and expects to receive her degree in December 2020.

Her scholarly and teaching interests include public international law, World Trade Organization (WTO) law, polar law, and international dispute resolution. She is particularly interested in understanding how China treats international law as its weight continually increases in the economic and political world order. Her recent research has focused on China’s engagement in the polar regions.

Her project at NYU School of Law will examine the opportunities for and constraints to U.S.-China cooperation in the Arctic.

Center Affiliation: US-Asia Law Institute
Research Project: U.S.-China Arctic Cooperation in the New Era of Great Power Competition: Opportunities and Challenges


Global Fellow Rossella Sabia

Rossella Sabia
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Rossella Sabia is a post-doctoral Global Fellow affiliated with NYU’s Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement. Her main research interests and publications lie in the fields of corporate criminal law, anti-corruption, environmental criminal law, counter-terrorism, criminal compliance and new technologies.

Rossella is currently Research Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Criminal Law at the Department of Law, Luiss University, Rome. Prior to join NYU, she was Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” of Goethe University, Frankfurt, and visiting student for a specialization course on business crime at the Norwegian School of Economics, Oslo. She spent visiting research periods at Paris Nanterre (Centre de Droit pénale et de criminologie) and Cambridge.

She holds a PhD in Law and Business from Luiss University (2018), where she worked under the supervision of the former Italian Minister of Justice and Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Corruption, Paola Severino. Her doctoral dissertation investigates the role of anti-corruption compliance programs across Europe, addressing the interrelations between such preventive tools and the subjective criteria (‘corporate fault’) for attributing criminal liability to corporations.

At NYU, Rossella will build on her previous research to further expand this subject. She will compare the anti-corruption enforcement regimes against corporations of selected EU countries with the US experience, to examine to what extent mechanisms like non-trial settlements, widely used in the US framework, could be exported to Italy and the European context.

Center Affiliation: Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement
Research Project: Anti-corruption Enforcement Against Corporations. Lessons for Europe from the U.S. Experience


Global Fellow Xiaoren Wang

Xiaoren Wang
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Xiaoren Wang is a post-doctoral Global Fellow affiliated with the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. Her research interests include intellectual property law, empirical studies, law and economics, law and psychologies.

Xiaoren received her J.S.D degree at the University of Illinois in May of 2019. Her doctoral research focused on the empirical study of aesthetic functionality in US trademark law. After that, she worked as a Max Web fellow (2019-2020) in the European University Institute, Italy. During her post-doctoral Global Fellowship in NYU, she is also a Research Associate at the University of Glasgow (UK) since October 2020, working on a project “Platform Economy” funded by AHRC Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) of Nesta, UK.

Before her J.S.D, Xiaoren practiced IP law at a law firm in China for five years. Her business covered counseling on trademark and copyright registrations, infringements, counterfeiting, and designing IP strategies for international companies.

Center Affiliation: Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy
Research Project: Should We Worry about Color Depletion? — An Empirical Study of USPTO Single Color Trademark Registrations