I am currently a lecturer at the Department of Legal History at the University of Vienna (Law School) and a senior research fellow at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany, where I am working on a DFG-funded project, The Making of the Austrian Constitution 1920. Prior to that, I was a postdoc senior reseach fellow (“Universitätsassistentin postdoc”) at the University of Vienna, Austria, where I taught Global Legal History.
After studying law at the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon (France), the University of Vienna, Austria, and the Universidad Alcalá de Henares, Spain, I completed my PhD at the University of Vienna in 2013. I was an associate at the law firms CMS (Moscow office) and DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach and worked in Austria and Russia, before taking the civil law Notary Examination in 2014. From 2014 to 2021 I served as a Notary’s Substitute in Vienna, Austria.
My scholarly field of activity lies at the intersection of legal philosophy, legal theory, and legal history. Major themes in my research include the worldwide reception of Hans Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law as well as the history, theory, and philosophy of international law in the 19th and 20th centuries.
My most recent publications include a book and several articles on the Treaty of Sèvres (1920). Currently I am working on a book project concerning the transfer of European ‚legal culture‘ to North and South America by German-speaking legal scholars between 1933 and 1945.
Areas of Research
- Legal history
- History, theory, and philosophy of international law in the 19th and 20th centuries (Josef Kunz, Alfred Verdross)
- Jurisprudence/Legal Philosophy
Pure Theory of Law/Vienna School of Jurisprudence (Hans Kelsen, Adolf Julius Merkl, Alfred Verdross, Josef Kunz; Helen Silving-Ryu)
- Gender Studies
The position of women within the Vienna School of Jurisprudence, Helen Silving-Ryu
- Exile studies
- Network research