Akkila Thirukesan

Akkila Thirukesan

Research Associate

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2021

Akkila is a Juris Doctorate candidate at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and a Master’s candidate at the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, and is currently conducting research for ABS Canada. She completed her undergraduate degree in 2017 at Carleton University, double majoring in Human Rights and Law with a concentration in Law, Policy and Government. Akkila has extensive experience working for the federal government in Aboriginal Law and reconciliation. Her interests lie in the interplay between international law and domestic law and aspires to pursue a career in international law.

Our Research Team

Chidi Oguamanam
Principal Investigator

LL.B. (Ife)
B.L. (Lagos)
LL.M. (Lagos)
LL.M.
Ph.D. (British Columbia)

Allana Haist
Research Fellow / Team Coordinator

J.D. Candidate, 2022
Ph.D. (Political Theory) 2011

Kelsea Gillespie
Senior Research Fellow

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2022

Nailah Ramsoomair
Chercheuse associée

Programme de common law en français (J.D.), 2022

Jessica Hennings
Research Fellow

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2023

Toni Valenti
Research Fellow

J.D. Candidate, 2021
M.A. (Indigenous Relations) 2018

Rebecca Park
Research Fello

J.D. Candidate, 2021

Akkila Thirukesan

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2021

Nicole Tumaine
Research Fellow

J.D. / M.A. (International Affairs) Candidate, 2022

Esther Ekong
Research Fellow

Ph.D. (Law, Intellectual Property) Candidate, 2022

Uchenna Felicia Ugwu
Research Fellow

Ph.D. (Intl IP Law & Development) 2020
M.A. (Public International Law) 2007
LL.B. 2001

Sileshi Bedasie Hirko
Research Fellow

Ph.D. (Intellectual Property Law and Human Development), 2020

Affiliated Researchers

Teresa Scassa
Ikechi Mgbeoji
Frederic Perron-Welch
Freedom-Kai Phillips
Jessica Saris
Christopher Koziol
Vipal Jain

Our Partners

SSHRC-CRSH_FIP