Global Fellows

2023-2024 Current Global Fellows

Global Fellow Danae Azaria

Danae Azaria

Senior Global Research Fellow
United Kingdom/Greece

Danae Azaria is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL), and the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council (ERC) grant on State Silence. She holds degrees from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Law School (undergraduate law degree), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Law School (LLM in international law) and UCL (LLM and PhD in public international law). full bio.

Center Affiliation: Institute for International Law and Justice
Research Project: State Silence in International Law


Global Fellow N. Nilay Dayanç Kuzeyli

N. Nilay Dayanç Kuzeyli

Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

N. Nilay Dayanç Kuzeyli is a Post-Doctoral Global Fellow whose current research at NYU focuses on the tax implications of blockchain technology and how it can enhance and recreate tax systems. She is a post-doctoral researcher at Antwerp University, Belgium, working on a project titled "Taxation of Blockchain Technology Considering Its Environmental Effects." Additionally, she has served as a full bio.

Center Affiliation: Graduate Tax Program
Research Project: Harnessing Blockchain Technology to Improve Tax Systems


Global Fellow Turkuler Isiksel

Turkuler Isiksel

Senior Global Research Fellow
Neil MacCormick Fellow in Legal Theory

Turkuler Isiksel is Associate Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and Deputy Chair of her department. She earned her undergraduate degree in Politics from the University of Edinburgh and her PhD in Political Science from Yale University. Her research focuses on the ways international institutions can alternately strengthen, transform, and undermine domestic constitutional democracy. Isiksel’s first book full bio.

Center Affiliation: Center for Law and Philosophy
Research Project: Are Corporate Rights Wrong?


Global Fellow Svitlana Lebedenko

Svitlana Lebedenko

Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Svitlana Lebedenko is a Post-Doctoral Global Fellow affiliated with the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. Her research focuses on regulation of technology markets, intellectual property law, and innovation systems.

She has been a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute, where full bio.

Center Affiliation: Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy
Research Project: Global governance of innovation systems and regulation of technology markets


Global Fellow Qin Ma

Qin (Sky) Ma

Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Sky Ma’s research interest lies in comparative criminal justice, law and technology, law and politics, legal profession, evidence, and international criminal justice. Sky received her SJD and LLM from UCLA School of Law, JM and PhD in Law from Tsinghua University. She served as an extern Judicial Clerk for the Justice at the California Court of Appeal Second District. full bio.

Center Affiliation: US-Asia Law Institute
Research Project: In the Shadow of Politics: Rethinking the Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics?



Global Fellow Gaurav Mukherjee

Gaurav Mukherjee

Post-Doctoral Global Fellow

Gaurav is a Hauser Postdoctoral Global Fellow at NYU Law. He spent 2022-23 as a Visiting Doctoral Researcher at the NYU Law School. He holds an SJD in Comparative Constitutional Law from the Central European University, Vienna (CEU). Gaurav studies social welfare in authoritarian countries. His work charts how populist leaders and parties in hybrid democracies envision social constitutionalism, with a focus on full bio.

Center Affiliation: Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Research Project: Social Welfare Without Social Rights?