Professor Kang'ara joined the UW law school faculty in 2006 and teaches first year property and international law. She also teaches in the African Studies program at the Jackson School of International Studies. Professor Kang'ara graduated from Harvard Law School with an LL.M. and an S.J.D in Comparative Private Law and Property Theory and holds an LL.B. from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Her research focuses on the interaction of ideas that shape our understanding of property, poverty, and difference.
As a doctoral fellow, Professor Kang'ara taught a workshop on comparative property law at the European Law Research Center, Harvard Law School. She also received academic awards during her doctoral research including the American Association of University Women International Fellowship in 1998, the Institute for the Study of World Politics Fellowship in 2000, and a research grant from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in 2001.
Prior to undertaking advanced legal studies, Professor Kang'ara was a legal consultant on law reform for the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya). After graduate studies, Professor Kang'ara worked in the project finance and equipment leasing department of the New York law firm of White & Case, LLP before joining the faculty of Oklahoma City University Law School as a visiting assistant professor.