Ivana Isailović is Assistant Professor of EU law, and member of the Amsterdm Center for Europen Law and Governance (ACELG) and of the Sustainable Global Economic Law (SGEL) interdisciplinary research project. She is also co-leading the project on Gender and Private International Law at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Her research sits at the intersection of law, gender studies, critical theory and political economy. Her current research examines the interplay between family laws and policies, gender norms and economic structures in the global context.
Prior to joining Amsterdam Law School, she was a visiting scholar in the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies program (WGSS) at Northeastern University (2019-20) a lecturer at MIT where she taught seminars on gender, and identity and multiculturalism in France (Spring 2020) and a visiting scholar at the Northeastern School of Law (2018-2020). She was also a visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University (2017-18) a lecturer at Northeastern Law School where she taught a seminar on comparative family law (2018) and a lecturer in the WGSS program (Gender, Social Justice and Transnational Activism seminar, 2018). She also held appointments at NYU School of Law (Emile Noël Fellow, 2016-17) at McGill Faculty of Law (Boulton Teaching Fellow, 2015-16) where she taught the seminar 'Social Diversity and Law' and at the Free University of Brussels where she helped create the Equality Law Clinic, taught clinical courses and supervised students working on reproductive and transgender people's rights.
Ivana presented her research at various institutions in North America and in Europe, including Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, Northeastern Law School, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, McGill Law School, University of Torino Faculty of Law, Bocconi Law School and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris.
She holds a PhD in law from Sciences Po Paris (2014), a Master's degree in International Public Law from Sorbonne University (2007-08) and a degree in Global Business Law and Governance (2008-09) - a joint program between Columbia Law School, Sorbonne University, and Sciences Po Paris.