Jodie Adams Kirshner is a research professor at New York University.
She is currently writing a public policy-oriented book about Detroit and the future of post-industrial cities in the wake of globalization. Most recently, she served as a technical advisor to the Bank for International Settlements, while also working as a visiting scholar and lecturer on international bankruptcy law at Columbia Law School, and as an independent consultant for financial funds investing in distressed debt. Her book on international corporate bankruptcy law is published by the University of Chicago Press.
Until 2014, Kirshner was a law professor at Cambridge University, where she also served as the deputy director of the Cambridge LL.M. program, the deputy director of the Cambridge Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law, and as a fellow of Peterhouse College, Cambridge.
Kirshner is also a senior research associate of the Cambridge Centre for Business Research, as well as a fellow of the Columbia Center for Law and Economics, the Salzburg Global Seminar, and the Center for Law Economics & Finance in Washington, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and graduate degrees in law and in journalism from Columbia University.