Professor Harding's research focuses primarily on property related issues, in
particular the social and cultural significance of property and the protection of
cultural resources. Her work tends to be both comparative and interdisciplinary.
Professor Harding also writes in the area of comparative constitutional law and has
presented her work in this area at a series of international conferences. She was a
Research Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National
University in 2002-2003 and was a Norman and Edna Freehling Fellow at Chicago-Kent from
2003 to 2005. 

Professor Harding has been on the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty since 1995. She teaches a
range of classes, including property, cultural heritage law, comparative law, and
comparative constitutional law. In addition, she taught a legal theory class for many
years. From 2008 to 2014, she was the Associate Dean for Faculty Research and
Development. Professor Harding has a B.A. from McGill University and holds law degrees
from Dalhousie, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar) and Yale. 



Perpetual Property, Florida Law Review (2009)

This paper explores the emergence of perpetual property in a number of discrete areas of...

Bonnichsen v. United States: Time, Place and the Search for Identity, International Journal fo Cultural Property (2005)


Comparative Reasoning and Judicial Review, Yale Journal of International Law (2003)

Contributions to Books

Culture, Commodification and Native American Cultural Patrimony, Rethinking Commodification: Cases and Readings in Law and Culture (2005)
Cultural Secrecy and the Protection of Cultural Property, Topics in Cultural Resource Law (2000)