Biography

Menaal Munshey

Ph.D Student / Research Assistant (VRC)


Menaal Munshey began her PhD in Criminology at the University of Cambridge in 2016. She is also a Research Assistant at the Violence Research Centre, and Facilitator of Learning Together at HMP Grendon. She is a member of Darwin College.

Previously, she was a researcher with the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research in Tokyo where she conducted research on terrorism, organised crime, and peacekeeping.

Ms. Munshey holds an MPhil in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge where her research focused on blasphemy law and violence in Pakistan, with fieldwork conducted in Sindh. She previously read law at the University of Warwick, with an Erasmus year at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. She passed the bar in England and Wales, and has been the recipient of the Sir Albion Richardson scholarship at Gray's Inn.

Ms. Munshey is also a lawyer in Pakistan and acts as the non-resident Senior Research Coordinator at the Legal Aid Office in Karachi. She has extensive experience in legal aid in Pakistan where her work focuses on increasing access to justice, improving criminal justice policy, and enhancing prison conditions.

Selected publications