Dr. Mark Harris is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC where he teaches courses on Globalisation and Social Justice and Gender, Race, Law and Social Justice as well as courses in the Law and Society minor in the Humanities. Before taking up his position at UBC he worked at La Trobe University Law School in Melbourne, Australia where he taught courses in Human Rights, Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples and the Law as well as core law subjects such as Criminal Law and the Principles of Public Law. He has worked as a lawyer giving advice on and preparing native title (land) claims for Indigenous communities in South-Eastern Australia. His research interests continue to focus upon social justice issues relating to human rights, environmental justice and in particular an emphasis on Indigenous rights in relation to cultural heritage, land claims, the Stolen Generations, intellectual property and criminal justice issues in both Australia and globally. His current work is concerned with the violence of extractive industries and their impact upon marginalised and Indigenous communities.