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Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Ivana Isailović

Co-leader of the the project "Gender and Private International Law" (mit Prof. Dr. Ralf Michaels)


Main Fields of Research:

Gender Studies, Family and Private International Law, Critical Theory and Political Economy

Academic Career:

Ivana Isailović holds a PhD in law from Sciences Po Paris. Her dissertation '(Mis)recognition: Essay on Transnational Law, Identities and Marginalization' (2014) examines the interplay between conflict of laws, gender, human rights and the processes of identity formation and marginalization.

Prior to joining the Max Planck Institute, she was a fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University (2017-18), a lecturer at Northeastern Law School where she taught a seminar on comparative family law (2018) and a lecturer in the 'Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies' (WGSS) program (2018). She also held appointments at NYU School of Law (Emile Noël Fellow, 2016-17); at McGill Faculty of Law (Boulton Teaching Fellow, 2015-16) where she taught the seminar on 'Social Diversity and Law' and at the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) where she helped create the Equality Law Clinic, taught clinical courses and supervised students working on reproductive and transgender people's rights. Besides these appointments, she taught gender and law seminars at Bocconi University (2018) and Università del Piemonte Orientale (2018).

Ivana Isailović holds a Master's degree in International Public Law from Sorbonne University (2007-08) and a degree in Global Business Law and Governance (2008-09) - a joint program between Columbia Law School, Sorbonne University, and Sciences Po Paris.

She is a visiting scholar at the 'Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies' (WGSS) program at Northeastern University and at the Northeastern School of Law.