Faculty: Zakia Afrin

Zakia Afrin


Adjunct Professor

San Francisco
faculty bio

Dr. Zakia Afrin is a consultant and human rights advocate with over 8 years experience in international and comparative legal research. She has worked with non profit entities around the world in governance research, legal advocacy and promotion of Human Rights' campaigns. She has consulted with Amnesty International (USA), Ain O Shalish Kendra (Bangladesh), Kreddha International (The Netherlands) and Maitri (USA) in different capacities. She recently co-founded Southern Governance Reporting Group which aims to to contribute to closing the gap between the Global North and the Global South by shinning a light on governance issues and practices.

Dr. Zakia Afrin is an adjunct professor of Law at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She teaches Introduction to Islamic Law, Intra-State Conflicts and Peacebuilding, and Comparative Legal Syatems. An alumnus of The Hague Academy of International law, Dr. Afrin has an LLB from Dhaka University in Bangladesh (1998), LLM and an SJD specializing in public international law from Golden Gate University (2007).