Dr. Roxana Vatanparast is a legal scholar and lawyer. Her main interests lie at the intersections of international law and technology, as well as digital global governance, where she brings an interdisciplinary lens to legal issues. Roxana has published articles and speaks regularly at international conferences about current issues around law and digital technology. Her publications have appeared in Heidelberg Journal of International Law, Harvard International Law Journal Online, Brooklyn Journal of International Law, and Juridikum – Austria’s Critical Law Review.
Roxana holds a PhD from the University of Turin Faculty of Law, Italy, where she obtained her doctoral degree in Law & Institutions cum laude. She also holds a JD (Juris Doctor) from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a specialization in International Law. Previously, she was a Visiting Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard Kennedy School and an Affiliate with the Center on Global Legal Transformation at Columbia Law School. During her doctoral studies, Roxana spent research stays at the Institute for Global Law & Policy at Harvard Law School and at Sciences Po Law School, France. She has served as a Teaching Assistant in Global Law and Global History at the Harvard Summer School in 2020 and 2022, during which she has spent independent research stays at Harvard Law School. Roxana serves as a Coordinating Committee Member of the European Society of International Law’s Working Group on International Law and Technology, is a Fellow with the European Law Institute, and is licensed to practice in the state of California. Roxana has been a TTLF Fellow since 2022.