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Research

My Ph.D. dissertation, entitled “Redressing multidimensional inequality: intersectionality as a paradigm shift in European non-discrimination law?“, deals with the issue of intersectional discrimination and its legal treatment in Europe. My Ph.D. thesis examines the diffusion, translation and the mobilisations, by legal scholars, lawyers and judges, of the concept of intersectionality in Europe. In my research, I analyse the impact and effects of these mobilisations in European anti-discrimination and jurisprudence on equality issues. I question the legal expansion of the concept of intersectionality in the European Union/Court of Justice and the Council of Europe/European Court of Human Rights, providing some comparative insights from the United States and Canada.  My Ph.D. thesis answers the question of the contribution that the concept of intersectionality has made so far to equality and anti-discrimination law in Europe.

I have published some of my Ph.D. research findings in a book chapter on multiple discrimination in EU law (U Belavusau & K Henrard, forthcoming 2018). In other research projects, I have also worked on the narratives and the normative foundations of anti-discrimination law in the EU. In a recent article for the Yearbook of European Law, I question the discursive strategies used by some EU law- and policy-makers to frame the ‘transformation‘ of EU anti-discrimination law in the 2000 as a ‘human rights enterprise’.