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Elena Brodeala is a postdoctoral researcher in the project “Human Reproduction Reloaded” at the University of Zürich and an Odobleja Fellow at the New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania. She holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and an LL.M. degree from Yale Law School.  

Elena was a visiting researcher at the Kent Center for Law Gender and Sexuality in the UK (2018), at New College Europe in Bucharest, Romania (2016) and at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary (2015). She also pursued different courses in Law and/or Gender Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania and the University of Akureyri, Iceland. She spoke at various conferences in the fields of human rights, gender studies, public law and Europeanisation in several countries in Europe and the US.  

Between 2018-2020, Elena  was awarded a Robina Fellowship of Yale Law School to work at the European Court of Human Rights (where she clerked for Judge Keller of Switzerland) and at the Council of Europe’s Information Society Department in Strasbourg, France. 

Since January 2020, Elena is giving courses in European Human Rights Law and International Institutional Law at Sciences Po, France, the Reims campus.

She was one of the founding members and coordinators of the Constitutionalism and Politics Interdisciplinary Working Group at the EUI (2016-2017) and was involved in the work of Eurodesk Sweden (2012-2013)  and the work of a Romanian NGO in the field of preventing and combating violence against women (2011-2012). 

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