Asha Kaushal

Assistant Professor

BA (McGill); MSc (LSE); LLB (Osgoode Hall); LLM (Harvard); PhD (UBC)

Phone: 604.822.3905
Office: room 457


Professor Kaushal is an Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law. Her research interests lie at the intersection of law and difference, with particular focus on the fields of immigration and citizenship law, legal theory, and constitutional law and theory. She has published in all of these fields.

Prior to joining the Allard School of Law, Professor Kaushal held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. In the past, she has served as a law clerk for the Ontario Court of Appeal and practiced civil and commercial litigation in Toronto.

Professor Kaushal teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Immigration Law, and Transnational Law and supervises graduate students in subjects related to her research and teaching interests.

Representative Published Works

"Constituent Power: Political Unity and Constitutional Plurality" (2017) 37:2 National Journal of Constitutional Law 91.

“The Migration Footprint: Sex Equality, Competing Identities, and the Migration Continuum” (2016) 12 Journal of Law and Equality 89.

“The Politics of Jurisdiction” (2015) 78:5 Modern Law Review 759.

“Cultural Law: International, Comparative, and Indigenous” (2012) 50:2 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 471 (Book Review).

“The Growing Culture of Exclusion: Trends in Canadian Refugee Exclusions” (2011) 23:1 International Journal of Refugee Law 54 (with Catherine Dauvergne).

*cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in Ezokola v. Canada, [2013] 2 SCR 678

“Revisiting History: How the Past Matters for the Present Backlash Against the Foreign Investment Regime” (2009) 50:2 Harvard International Law Journal 491 (Note).

Selected publications are also listed on the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database.