Welcome to my personal web page!
My name is Elena Brodeală and I am currently a PhD Candidate in Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy under the supervision of Prof. Ruth Rubio Marin . My thesis, that at the moment is under completion, looks at the legal evolution of gender equality in Romania, and I am generally interested in aspects related to gender, constitutionalism and politics in Central and Eastern Europe.
Previously, I was a visiting researcher at New College Europe in Bucharest, Romania, at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and I 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. I 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 I 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 my work at Yale Law School.
I 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 I was one of the foundig members and coordinators of the Constitutionalism and Politics Interdisciplinary Working Group at the EUI (2016-2017). Currently, I am enrolled as a graduate student at Yale Law School, from where I should graduate in May 2018.