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Atieno Mboya Samandari

Atieno Mboya Samandari

Adjunct Professor, Postdoctoral Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Feminist Legal Theories, International Environmental Law, International Human Rights, Partners to Parents (Family Law), Public International Law, Sustainability and Development Law, Vulnerability Theory, Women and the Law

Dr. Atieno Mboya Samandari teaches in the Vulnerability and Human Condition Program. She holds a Master of International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center and a Doctor of Juridical Science (Climate Change and Gender) from Emory Law School. She has worked in several African countries on issues relating to development, gender and children's rights. She won a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship through which she researched the role of human rights awareness in promoting the transition to democracy in South Africa. She has worked as a law and development consultant with the World Bank in Washington DC and as a researcher and writer with UNICEF. Since coming to Emory, her research and writing has focused on examining jurisprudential underpinnings of the law from a human vulnerability perspective.

Publications: "The Gender Impacts of the Co-Existence of Statutory, Customary and Religious Laws and Institutions," World Bank, 2002

Education: SJD Emory Law School; LLM Georgetown University Law Center; LLB University of Nairobi, Kenya