Sumaiya Khair is a Professor at the Department of Law, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh where she served as the Head of the Department from 2009-2011. She is currently on leave and serving Transparency International Bangladesh as its Deputy Executive Director. She has a Ph.D. from the UK where she also studied as a Commonwealth Post-Doctoral Academic Fellow. She sits on editorial boards of international law journals and on governing boards of development sector organisations. She writes on law, justice, human rights and governance and has to her credit a number of publications in national and international books and journals.