Lys Kulamadayil joined the Graduate Institute international Law PhD program in 2013 and has been working as a teaching assistant since 2015. She is the co-founder and convener of the International Law Literature Forum. So far, Lys has assisted with teaching the interdisciplinary as well as law graduate courses including: Law and Development, Politics of International Law, Patent Rights and Living Things, and Global Food Systems from a Legal Perspective. In the academic year 2016/2017, Lys will be assisting the following courses: Global Governance and Regulation, Climate Change and International Law and Courts in World Politics
Lys holds an LL.M. degree from the London School of Economics and an LL.B. in Comparative and European Law jointly awarded by the Universities of Bremen, Oldenburg and Groningen. Her research focusses on natural resource governance from a legal perspective. More precisely she looks at the resource curse, or the paradox of the plenty phenomenon and its interplay with international law. She is proficient in English, French, German and Malayalam.