Borrin Foundation Justice Fellow Michelle Zang
Michelle Zang is a Borrin Foundation Justice Fellow. She is researching how the interests of indigenous groups around the world have been impacted under the current international regimes of trade and investment laws and policies.
Borrin Foundation Justice Fellowship
Michelle is researching how the interests of indigenous groups around the world have been impacted under the current international regimes of trade and investment laws and policies. Her overarching theme is an investigation of the sustainability of international trade and investment policies with a specific focus on the impacts economic policies might generate on sustainable global development in climate change mitigation, labour standard enhancement and preservation of indigenous interests. In addition to exploring current impacts, Michelle will seek to identify actions that could be taken to mitigate potentially negative impacts particularly on indigenous populations.
Dr Michelle Zang is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington and is a Co-Director for the New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law. She holds a Bachelor in Law from Fudan University, Shanghai, an LLM in European Legal Studies (Distinction) from Durham University, UK and a PhD in EU Law and WTO Law from Durham University. Dr Zang specialises in international economic law and European law. Before joining Victoria University Wellington – Te Herenga Waka, Michelle completed post-doc research respectively as an Emile Noël Fellow at Jean Monnet Center, NYU Law School (2010 – 2011) and at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo (2014 – 2018). She has also worked for the Appellate Body Secretariat of the WTO (2011) and King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing (2012 – 2013).
$120,000 for 12 months in 2022 – 2023
“The fellowship warrants the recognized value of the research subject; this is the most encouraging message for a researcher.”
– Michelle Zang