The E.MA Programme Director for the academic year 2008/2009, Prof. Fabrizio Marrella, is assisted by three Teaching Fellows: Michelle Farrell, Dr. Anna Natalia Schulz and Christian Volk.
Michelle Farrell is from Ireland. She is completing her PhD, ‘Torture in ‘Exceptional Circumstances’, at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. Michelle’s inter-disciplinary thesis incorporates critical legal theory, socio-legal theory, moral philosophy, philosophy of law, and, of course, international law, particularly international human rights law. Michelle holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway and a B.A. in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin. She has presented at many conferences and has prepared a number of articles for publication. In the past, Michelle has worked with Physicians for Human Rights Israel for whom she conducted fieldwork in the West Bank and Gaza and with Amnesty International (Irish Section). Email: email@example.com Tel: +39 041 2720918
Anna Natalia Schulz is from Poznan in Poland. As a researcher from the Institute of Legal Studies (Polish Academy of Sciences) over the past ten years, she has been actively engaged in research projects, seminars and teaching sessions dealing with various aspects of human rights both at the international and domestic level. She specializes in the field of family law and children’s rights. Her Ph. D. thesis concerns the implementation of international standards concerning personal relationships between parents and children in Polish family law. In recent years, she has published a number of articles concerning reservations to the international human rights treaties, international human rights law, children’s rights, family law, European Union-Council of Europe relations. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org +39 041 2720 921
Christian Volk is from Germany. He has just submitted his dissertation on “The order of freedom: Law and Politics in the thinking of Hannah Arendt” at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany) financed by a doctoral fellowship from the German National Academic Foundation. As part of his dissertation project, he studied as Visiting Scholar at Yale University and at the New School for Social Research. In addition to Political Theory and History of Political Thought, Christian is also dealing with questions within the fields of Theories of the State and the Philosophy of Law. Moreover, he is interested in Theories of International Relations, Contemporary Democratic Theory, Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy. His exploratory focus is on the interrelation between political theory and human rights issues. Christian has presented at many conferences and published a book and a number of articles. Email: email@example.com +39 041 2720 922