Karen Katiyo

PhD Student, International Relations

Thesis title: After Transition: Lessons from Constitutional Courts Following Political Change

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Karen is a PhD student in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews. Her research interests broadly lie in law and politics. More specifically, her doctoral thesis seeks to conceptualise constitutional courts in the aftermath of political transitions in sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe.

Karen holds a Master’s degree from the University of St. Andrews in Legal and Constitutional Studies and an LLB (Hons) from Anglia Ruskin University. In addition to her academic pursuits, she is also a legal and policy consultant working on constitutionalism and the rule of law; access to justice; and the realisation of human rights in southern Africa.