Michael Fakhri

Associate Professor

Michael Fakhri
Associate Professor

Phone: (541) 346-8401
Email: mfakhri@uoregon.edu


Academic Interests

Food Policy, TWAIL (Third World Approaches to International Law), International Economic Law, Commercial Law, Urban Farming, Mid-East Trade, Development in the Mid-East, Imperialism, Globalization


Michael Fakhri teaches in the areas of international economic law, commercial law, and food law. His research focuses on the right to food and agroecology. His theoretical agenda involves investigating law’s role in imperial and capitalist adventures. He is a faculty member of the Environmental and Natural Resource Program  where he co-leads the Food Resiliency Project. In this work, he investigates how law may be used to increase biodiversity through food-making practices.

You can read an interview with him here where he describes his research agenda or watch his book launch here. Fakhri regularly writes for blogs and is a Contributing Editor of EJIL: Talk! He also has been a guest contributor for Legal Form and Afronomicslaw.

Professor Fakhri has given talks at Yale University, Harvard Law School, Princeton University, Brown University, Cornell University, London School of Economics, University of Cambridge, the American University of Beirut, and the American University in Cairo.

Professor Fakhri received his doctorate from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, LL.M. from Harvard Law School, LL.B. from Queen's University, and B.Sc. in biology from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, he began his legal career with one of Canada's leading business law firms, later shifting to a practice in social justice advocacy.

Select Scholarly Work

Bandung, Global History and International Law: Critical Pasts and Pending Futures (Cambridge University Press 2017; paperback 2018) (co-edited with Vasuki Nesiah and Luis Eslava)

Sugar and the Making of International Trade Law (Cambridge University Press 2014; paperback 2017)

“Sugar” in Jessie Hohmann and Daniel Joyce (eds.), International Law’s Objects (Oxford University Press 2019)

Third World Sovereignty, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Food Sovereignty” 9 Transnational Legal Theory 218 (2018)

The Spirit of Bandung” in Bandung, Global History and International Law: Critical Pasts and Pending Futures, (Cambridge University Press 2017) (co-author with Vasuki Nesiah and Luis Eslava)

Gauging US and EU Seal Regimes in the Arctic Against Inuit Sovereignty” in Nengye Liu et al. (eds.), The European Union and the Arctic (Brill Nijhoff 2017)

Food a Matter of Global Governance” 11 Journal of International Law and International Relations 68 (2015)

“The Intersection Between Food Sovereignty and Law”, 28:2 Natural Resources & Environment 45 (2013) (with Nate Bellinger)

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Michael Fakhri
Associate Professor

(541) 346-8401