Christopher McCrudden, a William W. Cook Global Law Professor at Michigan Law, is a professor of human rights and equality law at Queens University Belfast, and a practicing barrister-at-law with Blackstone Chambers. Specializing in human rights, he concentrates on issues of equality and discrimination as well as the relationship between international and comparative human rights law. Prof. McCrudden teaches in the areas of international, European, and comparative human rights at Michigan Law, where he has been on leave since 2011. He will return to Michigan in fall 2015. Prof. McCrudden is the author of Buying Social Justice (Oxford University Press, 2007), a book about the relationship between public procurement and equality, for which he was awarded a certificate of merit by the American Society of International Law in 2008, and (with Brendan O'Leary) Courts and Consociations (Oxford University Press, 2013), about the tensions between human rights and ethnic power-sharing arrangements that are common in peace agreements. Most recently, he has edited the multi-disciplinary volume, Understanding Human Dignity (Oxford University Press, 2013). He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, and the Journal of International Economic Law, and is co-editor of the Law in Context series. He serves on the European Commission's Expert Network on the Application of the Gender Equality Directives. Prof. McCrudden holds an LLB from Queen's University Belfast, an LLM from Yale Law School, and a DPhil from Oxford. In addition, Queen's University Belfast awarded him an honorary LLD in 2006. He was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 2008. In 2011, he was awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for three years. During 2013-2014, he was a fellow at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice at New York University Law School. During 2014-2015, he is serving as a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin.