Aagje K. Ieven

Aagje Ieven is a Fulbright visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Human Rights. She is a doctoral candidate in Law at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, where she is also employed as a teaching assistant in the field of philosophy of law and legal theory. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Medicine (Leuven, 1998), Ms. Ieven completed her master’s degree in Philosophy with a thesis on the tensions between feminism and liberalism (Leuven, 2002). While studying philosophy she spent one semester abroad at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. At Columbia, Ms. Ieven conducted research for her doctoral dissertation on “Privacy between Autonomy and Identity. An Ethical Political Perspective on Privacy Rights in European and International Human Rights Law”. This dissertation takes a reconstructivist and comparative perspective on human rights law and focuses on the gender- and autonomy-related aspects of privacy. While at Columbia University, Ms. Ieven was advised by Professor Jean L. Cohen.

Aagje K. Ieven, 2007