Dr Tamara Relis 2016 - 2018
Dr. Relis is a Research Fellow in the LSE South Asia Centre. She is also a Barrister & Solicitor (UK) and a New York Attorney. Dr. Relis is currently working on a new book project, examining Human Rights, Access to Justice and Conflict Resolution involving Tibetan refugees in India, Nepal and Bhutan. She was awarded a British Academy / Leverhulme SRG grant to advance this project.
Earlier, Dr. Relis was a Research Fellow in the LSE law department, working on her 2nd book entitled: The Purchase of Human Rights: Standards and Legal Pluralism in the Global South (OUP, forthcoming). The manuscript is based on Dr. Relis' postdoctoral research in the LSE law department (British Academy & ESRC). She conducted fieldwork in 8 states of India, focusing on legal and lay actors' experiences in state courts, lok adalats and non-state justice mechanisms (panchayats, mahila panchayats, nari adalats ) processing human rights violation cases of violence against women.
Additionally, Dr. Relis was a professor of law, teaching human rights law, non-state justice and legal pluralism, and evidence in New York (Touro Law Centre). She was also a postdoctoral research fellow at Columbia University Law School in New York.