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URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R

Elena Brodeala

Elena Brodeala, Dr. iur. LL.M. (Yale)

  • Postdoc
  • SP 1 Normativity of Human Reproduction

Elena Brodeala is a post-doctoral researcher in the URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R, sub-project 1 Normativity of Human Reproduction at the University of Zurich. 

Elena's research interests include reproductive rights and reproductive justice, human rights, gender and the law as well as comparative constitutional law. In her current research, she investigates issues of human reproduction from a human rights law perspective. 


  • PhD in Law, European University Institute, Florence, Italy 
  • LL.M., Yale Law School, United States of America 
  • LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws, European University Institute, Florence, Italy 

Work and research experience

  • Adjunct Lecturer in Gender, Human Rights and International Law at Sciences Po, Reims, France (January 2020 - present)
  • Odobleja Fellow, New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania (October 2020 - July 2021)
  • Project Coordinator of "Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX 2)", Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France (June 2020 - January 2021)
  • Yale Law School's Robina fellow at the Council of Europe's Information Society Department and the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France (October 2018 - June 2020)
  • Visiting Researcher at the Center for Sexuality, Race and Gender Justice, University of Kent, UK (June - July 2018)
  • Editor, Yale Journal of Law & Feminism (September 2017 - May 2018)
  • Coordinator and founding member of the Constitutionalism and Politics Interdisciplinary Working Group at the European University Institute (September 2016 - June 2017)
  • Visiting Researcher at New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania (June - July 2016)
  • Visiting Researcher at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (September - December 2015)