Professor Wilks is a visiting associate professor, teaching business associations and commercial law courses. His cross-disciplinary research interests explore the intersection of governance, regulation and social justice issues emerging within transactional spaces. He has examined government use of private payment networks to facilitate various forms of financial surveillance; the role of transnational networks in harmonizing critical segments of the world’s financial system; and the politicization of migrant remittance flows between developed and developing economies.
Wilks practiced law and gained his initial teaching experience in Canada. He holds a BA in history and an LLB from Queen’s University; an MSW from the University of Toronto; and an LLM and PhD from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School. During his studies at Osgoode Hall, he was awarded the Harry Arthurs Fellowship (2008), the Willard Estey Teaching Fellowship (2009-2010) and the Nathanson Fellowship (2010). His student-edited and peer-reviewed publications have appeared in the Washburn Law Review, the Supreme Court of Canada Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Racial and Ethnic Justice and the Cornell International Law Journal.
Wilks has been teaching since 2011 at Lincoln Memorial University and Valparaiso University, before arriving at Case Western Reserve University.