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Elena Brodeală is a PhD Candidate in Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Her thesis looks at the legal evolution of gender equality in Romania and she is generally interested in aspects related to gender, constitutionalism and politics in Central and Eastern Europe.

Previously, Elena was a visiting researcher at New College Europe in Bucharest, Romania, at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and she pursued different courses in Law and Gender at the University of Oslo, Norway, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Romania and the University of Akureyri, Iceland. She attended various conferences and study visits in the field of human rights, gender studies, public law and Europeanisation in several countries including France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Sweden, Germany and the United Kingdom. In 2016, she had the great honour of being a speaker at the EUI State of the Union dedicated to “Women in Europe and the World”, in the panel on Sexual and Reproductive Politics and to present her work at Yale Law School.

She was also involved in the work of a Romanian NGO in the field of preventing and combating violence against women (2010-2012), in the work of Eurodesk Sweden (2012-2013) and she was one of the founding members and coordinators of the Constitutionalism and Politics Interdisciplinary Working Group at the EUI (2016-2017). Currently, she is enrolled as a graduate student at Yale Law School (graduation expected in May 2018).

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