Saki is a Bay Area native living the majority of the time in Europe (Italy, Germany and Sweden) for the last twelve years where she discovered the beauty of all things Commons. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and is in the last year of her PhD for the Department of Law, Economics and Business at University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Her dissertation entitled "The Common Good in Common Goods: the Decommodification of Fundamental Resources through Law" brings social theory, institutional economic theory, and legal theory to the comparative study of Commons Legal Institutions in housing, work and knowledge focusing primarily on the experiences of the US and Sweden. She is currently living in the Bay Area researching Commons Legal Institutions for the provision of affordable housing (Community Land Trusts, Housing Cooperatives, Permanent Real Estate Investment Cooperatives, and Mutual Housing Corporations).
Saki has written and edited articles and books on Commons, Property Law, and Social and Economic Rights. Her research interests and teaching experience includes: International Human Rights, Comparative Law, and Political Economy and Law. For a list of her academic publications and CV go here. Saki is also a regular contributor to Shareable and has her own weekly series "Law: The Invisible Architecture of the Commons."