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Elena Brodeală is a PhD Candidate in Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and a Yale Law School’s Robina fellow at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. 

Elena’s PhD 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 earned an LL.M. degree from Yale Law School and was a visiting researcher at the Kent Center for Law Gender and Sexuality in the UK, at New College Europe in Bucharest, Romania and at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. 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 attended various conferences and study visits in the fields 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 was 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.

She was also involved in the work of a Romanian NGO in the field of preventing and combating violence against women (2011-2012), 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). 

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