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Ioanna Tourkochoriti

Wertheim Fellow

Ioanna Tourkochoriti
Ioanna Tourkochoriti is a legal scholar working in the field of constitutional law, comparative law, human rights, international law, antidiscrimination law, philosophy of law, political and moral philosophy. She is currently working on a research project comparing U.S. and E.U. Employment Discrimination Law.

 She is the author of the book manuscript “Freedom of Expression and the protection of Privacy and Dignity in France and the U.S.A.:  A study on two different constitutional ex ante understandings,” which is currently under scholarly review for publication. In 2012, she published in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal an exploration of the legal, cultural, and philosophical treatment of conspicuous religious symbols in “The Burka Ban: Divergent Approaches to Freedom of Religion in France and in the U.S.A.”

For the past six years and a half she taught as a Lecturer on Law and Social Studies at the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University where she received numerous teaching awards. As a lawyer she has handled human rights cases before national institutions and international courts including the European Court of Human Rights. Her dissertation was awarded the highest Academic distinction by EHESS-Paris. She also holds a Masters in Political Philosophy from EHESS - Paris, an L.L.M. in  Law from Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, France and an L.L.B. in Law (4 year law degree) from Athens Law School.

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