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Wed, November 15, 2017

18:00 – 19:00

Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze, Italia

A Dialogue with Stefano Osella, European University Institute; Daniela Alaattinoglu, European University Institute.

Trans* people’s rights have recently been the subject of discussion in many European countries. Stefano Osella and Daniela Alaattinoglu will discuss how and why different European countries have regulated trans* people’s lives, from identity documents to reproductive and parental rights. They will also pose the question of how trans* rights activism has been changing European regulation, and what difficulties arise in the legal accommodation of trans* people.

LPD – Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Featured Biographies

Daniela Alaattinoglu


Daniela Alaattinoglu is a PhD Candidate at the Law Department of the European University Institute. Her Ph.D. thesis looks into involuntary sterilization and castration as a question for international law, particularly regarding rights and state responsibility. Alaattinoglu´s research interests and publications focus on gender, sexuality and law; socio-legal studies; human rights; international law; comparative public law; and criminal law. She has worked as a researcher, lecturer and lawyer for the Police College of Finland, the University of Helsinki, as well as for two human rights NGOs in Turkey.

Stefano Osella


Stefano Osella is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Law Department of the European University Institute. His thesis looks into gender and transgender governmentality in Western Europe and tries to unfold the legal narratives that underlie the legal imposition, regulation, and stabilization of gender. Osello’s research interests include feminist and queer theory, sexuality and the law, comparative law, political theory and jurisprudence. He has previously worked as a lawyer and as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Turin, Italy. He is a member of Rete Lenford – Avvocatura per i Diritti LGBTI, the main Italian association of lawyers devoted to sexual orientation and gender identity equality.