Joanna Harrington is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. She specializes in constitutional law and international law, including foreign relations law, transnational criminal law, and international human rights law. Her work has been published in leading journals and highly-regarded edited collections, leading to the receipt of the Martha Cook Piper Research Prize, a Killam Annual Professorship, and a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar award, as well as visiting appointments at the University of New South Wales, the University of Oxford, and the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a recipient of the Hon. Tevie H. Miller Teaching Excellence Award and the Canadian Law Teachers Prize for Academic Excellence. Her work also benefits from her experience gained on secondment with Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs (now Global Affairs Canada), where she provided advice to government on matters of international law and represented Canada in the negotiation of new legal instruments at the United Nations, the Organization of American States, and the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. She currently serves as a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Within the university, she has served a five-year term as an associate dean with campus-wide responsibilities in relation to post-graduate education. Before becoming an academic, she articled with a leading Canadian law firm and later served as a legal adviser for a member of the House of Lords for the passage of the Human Rights Act and other measures of constitutional reform. She earned her BA at the University of British Columbia, her JD at the University of Victoria, and her PhD in Law at the University of Cambridge. She was a Tapp scholar at Gonville and Caius College (Cambridge) and a Pegasus scholar with the Inns of Court.