Malavika is a PhD Candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute Geneva. She also worked as a Teaching Assistant in the International Law Department at the Graduate Institute Geneva from 2019-2021. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the application of the principle of non-refoulement to instances of food deprivation. Her areas of interest include international migration law and international environmental law, with a focus on starvation and climate change.
Prior to joining the PhD program, Malavika worked as a Utility Justice Legal Fellow at The Utility Reform Network in San Francisco (TURN) from 2017-2018. She received her LLM in Environmental Law and Energy Law and Clean Technology from the University of California Berkeley in 2017. She has a BA.LLB (Hons.) from Christ University, Bangalore, India.
PhD Thesis Title and Affiliation: Food Deprivation and Non-Refoulement in International Law
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Vincent Chetail
Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland