Galit A. Safarty


Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Global Economic Governance, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Colombia; Affiliate Faculty, Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession

Research Pillars

Galit A. Sarfaty holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Economic Governance and is an Associate Professor with tenure at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, and an A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University.

As a legal scholar and anthropologist, Professor Sarfaty analyzes the ways in which law and legal institutions operate in practice, including the transnational regulation of corporate human rights compliance in global supply chains, the role of corporate actors in international lawmaking, the culture of international organizations, and the use of quantitative regulatory tools in global economic governance.

Her research has been published in a book by Stanford University Press and several leading law journals, including the American Journal of International Law, Harvard International Law Journal, Law and Social Inquiry, Stanford Journal of International Law, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, University of Toronto Law Journal, and Virginia Journal of International Law.

Professor Sarfaty previously served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her position at Wharton, Professor Sarfaty was a Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession and Human Rights Program, a Graduate Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Ethics, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.