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Heather Alexander

IDRC Research Chairs Network Coordinator

Degrees:Ph.D. (Tilburg), J.D. (Golden Gate University)

Heather Alexander is an expert on refugee law, forced displacement and statelessness. Her work focuses on statelessness among nomadic and mobile peoples, legal identity, refugee law and climate change. She has a PhD from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and a JD from Golden Gate University School of Law in the United States. She worked for UNHCR in Kosovo, Sri Lanka, Chad and Côte d’Ivoire and is a former US Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon.