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Scholar Spotlight: Sasha Purcell

Meet Sasha Purcell: Torres Strait Islander, Human Rights and International Law lawyer, Doctoral Researcher – and a 2020 AAA-Aurora-Lisa Fox Foundation Indigenous Scholar.

Sasha is currently based in New York, pursuing a Master of Laws (LLM) at New York University, whilst also working as a NYU Human Rights Scholar and expert panelist for the United Nations advocating for climate change and international law. Sasha was selected as a finalist for the 2021 National NAIDOC Scholar of the Year Award.


Connect with Sasha & read more about her work and research below:

Twitter: @SashaRPurcell

Learn more about the Torres Strait Islands’ fight against Climate Change here.

Torres Strait Islander lawyer battling for culture and recognition” – National Indigenous Times

Always Was, Always Will Be: the next generation of First Nations changemakers – State Library of Queensland

Regional Dialogue on The Pacific – United Nations, Department of Economic & Social Affairs

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