Tier One Canada Research Chair in Law, Communication and Culture & Full Professor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Social Science, York University
Rosemary J. Coombe is trained as an anthropologist and as a lawyer, receiving her PhD from Stanford University in 1992. She was a Full Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law before being appointed a Tier One Canada Research Chair at York University in 2001, again in 2008, and again in 2015. Her work on the cultural implications of intellectual property protection, the globalization of intellectual property norms, heritage politics, neoliberalism, cultural rights and the global politics of indigeneity is published in cultural anthropology, cultural studies, and legal studies. She has held endowed chairs and honorary fellowships in Australia, Europe, South Africa and the United States. Much of her scholarship is available on academia.edu.