Associate Professor (with tenure)

Jackman Law Building
Room J470
78 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

Tel.: 416-978-6242

Anna Su's primary areas of research include the law and history of international human rights law, comparative constitutional law, technology and international law, and law and religion. She is currently a Research Lead at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society. She is also a Nootbaar Institute Fellow on Law and Religion at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Anna holds an SJD from Harvard Law School where her dissertation was awarded the John Laylin Prize for best paper in international law. She received her JD and AB degrees from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. Prior to coming to Toronto, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy based in SUNY Buffalo Law School, and a graduate fellowship in ethics with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She worked as a law clerk for the Philippine Supreme Court and was a consultant to the Philippine government negotiating panel with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

She holds a cross-appointment at the Department of History (by courtesy). Her SSRN page with all publications are here

SJD, Harvard Law School (2013)
LLM, Harvard Law School (2008) (waived)
JD, Ateneo Law School (2005)
AB, Political Science, Ateneo de Manila University (2001)
Academic appointments
Baldy Postdoctoral Fellowship, SUNY Buffalo Law School (2013-2014)
Awards and distinctions
Faculty Fellow, Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology & Society, University of Toronto (2021-2023) )
Fellow, Nootbaar Institute on Law and Religion, Pepperdine Caruso Law School (2020- )
Visiting Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University (2021-2022)
McDonald Distinguished Fellow, Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University (2019- )
Connaught New Researcher Award (2014-2015)
John Laylin Writing Prize in International Law, Harvard Law School (2013)
Edmond J. Safra Graduate Fellowship in Ethics, Harvard University (2012-2013)
Selected publications

Exporting Freedom: Religious Liberty and American Power (Harvard University Press, 2016)

“The Promise and Perils of International Human Rights Law for AI Governance,Law, Technology, and Humans (2022)

"Liberalism, Catholic Integralism and the Question of Religious Freedom," BYU Law Review (2022)

"Rise and Fall of Universal Civil Jurisdiction," 41 Human Rights Quarterly 849 (2019)

"Transformative State Neutrality," in Derek Ross & Sarah Mix-Ross eds., Canadian Pluralism and the Charter: Moral Diversity in a Free and Democratic Society (2019)

"Establishment," in Religion, Law, USA,  edited by Joshua Dubler and Isaac Weiner (NYU Press, 2019)

"Varieties of Burden in Religious Accommodations," 34 Journal of Law and Religion 42 (2019)

"Catholic Constitutionalism from the Americanist Controversy to Dignitatis Humanae", 91 Notre Dame Law Review 101 (2016)

"Judging Religious Sincerity," 5 Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 28 (2016)

Research areas
Canadian Constitutional Law
Comparative Law
International Law
Law and Religion
Legal History
Political Philosophy and Theory