Biography

Having completed her BCL at the University of Oxford, Sanya is currently working on the DPhil in Law, funded by the Rhodes Scholarships (India and Magdalen, 2015). Her research is at the nexus of international human rights law and international intellectual property law, where she is constructing a positive right of access to educational materials, situated in the broad framework of the access to knowledge movement. Her areas of interest include internet governance, constitutional law, public international law and critical theory. 

Her commitment of the use of law as a tool for social change has led to her involvement as the Internship Officer and researcher at Oxford Pro Bono Publico. She has also conducted extensive research on the role of the Preamble in the Indian Constitution, from a constitutional history perspective and presented this research at the Kings College Research Seminar on Narratives of Indian Democracy and the Oxford Human Rights Hub Graduate Conference in 2017.

She has been appointed as the Graduate Mooting Coordinator at the Faculty of Law for this year, as well as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for Public International Law, where she tutors undergraduate law students. She completed her B.A. LL. B. (Hons.) from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, where she was actively involved in setting up the now-annual Film Festival and Inter Varsity Debating Championship. 

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