Erwin Dijkstra is a legal scholar, Assyriologist, and writer. His work on disability rights and discrimination law is considered especially ground-breaking and has been published in various prestigious scholarly journals. Between 2018 and 2022 he lectured at Leiden University in the Netherlands. During this time, he also served at the editorial board of the pre-eminent Dutch journal on disability law, Handicap & Recht . His teaching and research have been recognised with several awards and prizes.