Harini Sivalingam is a doctoral candidate in Socio-legal Studies at York University. Her dissertation will focus on the public, legal and political discourses surrounding the arrival of asylum seekers to Canada by boats. She obtained her LLB at Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. Harini completed her LLM in International Comparative Law at McGill University in 2009. Her Master’s thesis explored the discourses of fear and victimization in the national security context and how these discourses impact on community groups. Harini has a diverse set of research interests including immigration and refugee law, international and domestic human rights, and national security law.
Keywords: Immigration and refugee law; international and domestic human rights; national security law; South Asian Diaspora