Dr Elif Ozsoy
Stella Turk Building G2:07
Elif studied Law as an undergraduate at the University of Exeter. She practised law for 8 years specialising in human rights with substantial work experience with gender-based violence, LGBTI+ and minority rights.
Alongside Law, Elif has also taught Politics and International Relations. She was an associate lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter, Streatham campus from January 2019, before transferring to Lecturer in Law at the University’s Penryn Campus starting from October 2019.
• PHD Law- University of Exeter
• LLM International Human Rights Law- University of Exeter
Elif’s previous research includes topics of:
• Less-imperialistic law-making methods
• Legal transplantation of LGBTI+ rights concept by non-west
• LGBTI+ rights from the perspective of feminist and decolonial legal theories
• International Refugee Law, non-refoulment and non-state torture
*For further research topics of interest, please visit Elif's 'Supervision' tab
Interested to supervise dissertations and PhDs focusing on:
- Human Rights- (LGBTI+ rights-gender)
- Law-making, especially how new rights emerge
- Legal Transplants
- Human Rights and business
- Feminist, decolonial approaches to law
Elif's Legal Hero
Mxenge was a leading women’s activist and lawyer in South Africa during the times of apartheid. She combined activism with her practise of law. This approach to legal practise, which I admire, turned law into a practise of change in the service of freedom and equality.