Sandra Cassotta is currently Assistant Professor in International Environmental Law at the Department of Law at Aarhus University, and teaches Climate Change & Energy Law, Environmental Law, EU Law, Arctic Governance, Energy Security & Geopolitics and Global Justice & Law. She is specialized in environmental damage and liability problems in a multi-level context. Her expertise is on environmental regime effectiveness in a multi-level governance perspective. Included in her areas of interests are human rights (protection of indigenous rights and environmental minority law), Law of the sea (UNCLOS and other Ocean Conventions), Environmental Security (particularly that of the Arctic Ocean), Energy Security & Geopolitics, and recently, Climate Change and Cyber-Security.
Though she is a legal scholar, her approach is interdisciplinary, combining law with international relations, economics, and elements of (climate) environmental science, the ultimate purpose of which is to improve regime effectiveness. She is also non-resident Research Fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) in Stockholm (Sweden), Associate Editor for the Yearbook of International Environmental Law and other relevant international law and environmental law reviews and Legal Adviser to Cyperpol.