Ayelet Shachar

Ayelet Shachar is director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and professor of law and political science at the University of Toronto. She earned her doctoral degree in law from Yale and held distinguished visiting professorships at Stanford and Harvard. Her research focuses on citizenship theory, immigration policy, and cultural diversity and gender equality, and combines insights from law and political theory with innovative problem-solving and institutional design. She is the author of several books, including Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women’s Rights (2001), The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality (2009), and the forthcoming Olympic Citizenship: Migration and the Global Race for Talent. She is also the lead editor of The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship (2017).