It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Bérénice K. Schramm as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Bérénice is a Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Currently based at SOAS’ Centre for Gender Studies (London, UK), she will soon move to the Centre d’études sur le droit international et la mondialisation at UQÀM (Montreal, Canada). As an epistemologist of law, her research focuses on postcolonial feminist approaches to interpretation and teaching in international law, two areas where concrete and human-driven changes can take place.
Prior to this, Bérénice earned her PhD in international law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development (IHEID, Geneva) and also worked as a junior lawyer at the ILO Administrative Tribunal. Perfectly bilingual, she carries research both in English and French, trying to bridge and cross-fertilize postcolonial feminist analysis in international law in both linguistic and cultural areas. As part of her attempt to contribute and promote critical, and in particular, postcolonial feminist research in international law in French, still lagging by contrast to its state of development in the English-speaking world, she has taken an active part in founding and now coordinating OLYMPE, the first research network and program for francophone feminist approaches to international law.
Her first posts will introduce the OLYMPE network and its first collective publication. Heartfelt welcome!