Efrat Arbel is Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She was previously a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at UBC, during which time she held visiting appointments at the Oxford University Centre for Criminology (2013) and the European University Institute (2014). Efrat holds a doctorate from Harvard Law School, where she also completed her LL.M studies. She also holds BA from McGill University and a JD from UBC. Efrat researches and publishes in constitutional law, refugee law, Aboriginal law, and prison law, in Canada and the United States. Her current research examines the links between Canadian border law and policy and immigration detention. Combining her academic work with legal practice, Dr. Arbel is also engaged in litigation and strategic law reform involving refugee and prisoner rights. She has served on sub-committees with Westcoast LEAF, and is an executive member of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.