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Happy New Year - Welcoming Kristen Thomasen to the Robson Crim Team

We wish you all a happy new year! We have spent the last 18 months growing our collaborator team to bring you blawgs from across Canada and the world related to the study of criminal law and cognate disciplines. As part of of this mission we have developed a top tier editorial collective to contribute to blogs and to oversee our peer reviewed journal. Today we announce a new member of our team, Kirsten Thomasen from University of Windsor Law School. Please join us in welcoming Professor Thomasen to our collective.

Kristen Thomasen joined the Windsor Faculty of Law in January 2017 as an Assistant Professor. Her research focuses on the legal, social and ethical implications of robotic technologies and artificial intelligence.

Professor Thomasen is completing her Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa.

Her thesis explores the implications of drone technology for privacy in public spaces in Canada. Her doctorate is supervised by Dr. Ian Kerr, Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law and Technology, and received a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. In conjunction with this scholarship, she spent three months at the Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology in the Netherlands researching European approaches to privacy and drone regulation.

Prior to starting her Ph.D., Professor Thomasen clerked for the Honourable Madam Justice Rosalie Abella at the Supreme Court of Canada (2013-2014). She also clerked for the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench (2012-2013) and articled with Alberta Justice in Calgary (2013). Professor Thomasen is a member of the Law Society of Alberta (called in 2013).

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