Franklin Fellow, Office of the Historian, United States Department of State.
Dr. Carstens holds a DPhil in Law (Public International Law) from Oxford University and is a Franklin Fellow in the Office of the Historian at the United States Department of State. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on public international law, cultural property law, and international intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on the protection of cultural property in the law of armed conflict. She previously practiced as a litigation attorney at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in their Washington and London offices, and she served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Diana Gribbon Motz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
She has taught international intellectual property and cultural property law courses for Georgetown University and for the Comparative and International Law Center. Her academic articles and reviews have been published in a variety of journals, including the British Year Book of International Law, Transnational Dispute Management, the American Journal of Legal History, Art Antiquity and Law, the Minnesota Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal.
Practice Areas: Public International Law, Cultural Property Law, International Intellectual Property Law.