Karina Theurer joined ECCHR in 2017 and directs the Institute for Legal Intervention. Since 2011, she has codirected the interdisciplinary Humboldt Law Clinic Grund- und Menschenrechte at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and teaches courses on international public law, feminst and postcolonial legal critique, human rights and constitutional law in the law deparment and other university programs. She worked as a research fellow at Humboldt-Universität’s Chair of Public Law and Gender Studies from 2011 to 2018, and was a member of the Law & Society Institute.
Theurer studied law and literature in Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Paris and Berlin, and conducted research in Peru. Alongside her law degree, she holds a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary Latin American studies from Freie Universität Berlin.
In addition, she coedits a bilingual literature magazine and translates poetry from Spanish to German. In her PhD, she focuses on gender stereotyping in criminal court cases of sexual and gender-based violence.