Personal profile


Bethany Hastie is an Associate Professor at the Peter A Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. Her research examines issues attending precarious labour in the intersecting spaces of labour and employment, migration, and human rights law, with a focus on migrant labour, domestic work, labour exploitation, gender and work, and employment discrimination. 


Professor Hastie completed her doctorate in law at McGill University, where she held an O’Brien Fellowship in Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. She was a UBC Green College Leading Scholar from 2017-2019, and is a current member of UBC Centre for Migration Studies.


Professor Hastie’s current research includes a SSHRC-funded project exploring models of collective representation for precarious workplaces, a review of BC and Ontario human rights law on sexual harassment, funded by the Canadian Bar Association, and a comparative study on migrant worker recruitment legislation across Canada, funded by the Law Foundation of BC. 


Professor Hastie is available to supervise graduate students working on topics germane to labour and employment law, transnational labour law, domestic and international human rights law, and feminist legal studies.


Professional Affiliations

  • Centre for Feminist Legal Studies


  • Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Labor and Employment Law