Ghazaleh Jerban
Ghazaleh Jerban
Doctoral student

Faculty of Law
University of Ottawa


Ghazaleh Jerban defended here PhD in law at University of Ottawa. Her area of expertise is “intellectual property law and gender”. Her PhD thesis examines the issue of legal protection for traditional knowledge from a gender perspective. She has done several qualitative studies examining indigenous and local women’s role in the traditional knowledge system and whether and how it should be addressed in intellectual property law and policy. In 2019, her policy brief won the award for the International Policy Ideas Challenge (IPIC 2019) organized by the Global Affairs Canada and SSHRC.

Ghazaleh has completed various fellowships and internships at United Nations, think tanks, governmental bodies, NGOs, and academic institutes.  Here most recent fellowship was at OpenAir Project as part of her Queen Elizabeth II advanced Scholar award with the Centre for Law, Technology and Society.