Aslı Bâli is a Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and Faculty Director of the Promise Institute for Human Rights. Bâli's teaching and research interests are in the areas of public international law—including international human rights and humanitarian law and the law of the international security order—and comparative constitutional law, with an emphasis on the Middle East. Her scholarship has appeared in the International Journal of Constitutional Law, University of Chicago Law Review, UCLA Law Review, American Journal of International Law Unbound, Yale Journal of International Law, Virginia Journal of International Law, Cornell Journal of International Law and the Vanderbilt Transnational Law Journal, among others, in addition to numerous peer-reviewed social science journals and edited volumes. Bâli is co-editor of Constitution Writing, Religion and Democracy, published by Cambridge University Press (2017) and a second edited volume, From Revolution to Devolution: Experiments in Decentralization in the MENA Region, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2022.
Bâli served as the Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at the Yale Law School in Spring 2020, as a fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at Bielefeld University in 2014, and as a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2012. She currently serves as co-chair of the Advisory Council for the Middle East Division of Human Rights Watch and as chair of the Task Force on Civil and Human Rights for the Middle East Studies Association. She is a graduate of Williams College and received her J.D. from Yale, her M.Phil. from Cambridge University and her Ph.D in Politics from Princeton University.