Saika Sabir is a PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow at the Melbourne Law School. Her primary research interest includes postcolonial law, multiculturalism, and gender and law.
Before joining Melbourne Law School, Saika took up the position of Assistant Professor of law at O.P. Jindal Global Law School. She has previously worked at the Centre for Comparative Law, National Law University Delhi. She was the Research Associate and coordinator for the study on “Exploring the Nature of Indian Legal System”, conducted in collaboration with Schluze-Fielitz-Stiftung, Berlin.
Saika was also a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, where she had conducted the Study on Special Courts under the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
Saika has obtained her BA LLB degree from the University of Calcutta and her Master of Law from the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences. More recently, she has obtained her degree in MRes (Law and Society) from the University of Reading, United Kingdom, which she attended on the Felix Scholarship.
Saika has been awarded several other academic scholarships including the Graduate Research Scholarship (2019) awarded by the University of Melbourne, and the very prestigious British Chevening Scholarship (2014).