Elena Cirkovic

Dr Elena Cirkovic


Dr. Cirkovic completed her PhD at the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada. Elena's SSHRC-funded Dissertation, completed at Osgoode Hall Law School, focused on indigenous peoples’ rights to self-determination and transnational extractive industries. Her interdisciplinary MA and Hon. BA were completed at the University of Toronto. Following her PhD, Elena was enrolled in the Master of Landscape Architecture Programme at the University of British Columbia (incomplete). Elena is also an Affiliated Researcher with the Space Enabled Group at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) Media Lab, and a Fellow at the Law and Theory Lab (University of Westminster). Her ongoing project has been funded by the Kone Foundation (Finland), Arctic Avenue (Helsinki University and Stockholm University) and The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa. 

Dr. Cirkovic has taught various aspects of international law, First Nations' law in Canada, refugee and migration law, transnational law, and global governance for over ten years at the Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, Bonn University, Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg), and others. 

Dr. Cirkovic has also served as one of the experts for the McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS), SATCON2 Observations Working Group on the final report, and the International Law Working Group Report convened by IAU, UNOOSA, NSFʼs NOIRLab, on Dark and Quiet Skies.