Karina Theurer joined ECCHR in 2017 and directs the Institute for Legal Intervention. Since 2011, she co-directs the interdisciplinary Humboldt Law Clinic Human Rights at Humboldt University and teaches courses on International Public Law, feminst and postcolonial legal critique, Human Rights and Constitutional Law both at the Law Faculty and within other universitarian programs. She worked as a research fellow at the Chair of Public Law and Gender Studies at the Humboldt University from 2011 to 2018 and was a member of the Law & Society Institute.
She studied law and literature in Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Paris, and Berlin, conducted research in Peru, and holds besides the Law degree a M.A. in interdisciplinary Latin American studies from Freie University Berlin.
Furthermore, she co-edits a bilingual literature magazine and translates poetry from Spanish to German. In her PhD she focuses on gender-stereotyping before criminal courts in cases on sexualized violence.