Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology
B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) NALSAR, Hyderabad; LL.M., University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
Danish Sheikh is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Centre for Health, Law Ethics and Technology at the Jindal Global Law School. His research largely focuses on the intersection of law and the humanities and the legal regulation of gender and sexuality. He has law degrees from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor which he attended on a Grotius Fellowship.
He has previously worked with the Alternative Law Forum (ALF), a collective of human rights lawyers based in Bangalore from 2011 to 2015, where he was involved in research and advocacy on gender and sexuality, free speech and access to knowledge. He then worked at the International Commission of Jurists on research and advocacy relating to access to justice issues for queer persons. He has also served as a consultant with the United Nations Development Programme on a project relating to legal gender recognition across multiple Asian countries. As a visiting faculty member, he has taught courses on the intersections of law, literature and sexuality at NUJS, Kolkata; NLSIU, Bangalore; NLU, Delhi and NALSAR, Hyderabad.
His writing has appeared in law reviews such as the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal and the Law and Society Trust Review, while his commentary has appeared in publications including the Hindu, the Indian Express, Business Standard, the Wire, Mint, Deccan Chronicle, Daily News and Analysis, Scroll and DailyO.
Beyond his academic work, Danish engages in fiction writing and theatre. His works include the co-authored anthology Invisible Libraries, for which he won the TFA Award for Creative Writing in 2016. He is the founder of the Bardolators, a theatre group which performs contemporary versions of Shakespeare plays in public spaces.
His writing can be accessed at https://jgls.academia.edu/DanishSheikh