2012 Research Scholar
- Post-doctoral Research Scholar
Committee on Global Thought
Darryl Li is completing a PhD in anthropology and Middle Eastern studies at Harvard and received a concurrent JD from Yale Law School. His research lies at the intersection of law, empire, and war in the context of south-south encounters. Darryl is writing a book on Arab Islamist fighters (mujahidin) and aid workers in the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina and their role in ongoing reconfigurations of the international system. His next project will turn to workers on US and local military bases in the Middle East coming from South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on race relations, labor rights, and intersecting legal regimes. Darryl's research has appeared most recently in Arab Studies Journal and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. He is on the editorial committee of the Middle East Research & Information Project (MERIP).
Darryl's legal research interests include: history and theory of international law, law of war, human rights, US national security law, and evidence. He has worked as a litigator and advocate on cases of detention, deportation, and torture around the "War on Terror" in US and European courts and is admitted to practice law in the state of New York.