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Speaker: Katherine Llorca

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Katherine is currently a PhD student in the Law and Society Department at the University of Victoria. Her research concerns the incompatibility of logics of growth with ecological transition. She has always preferred working in multidisciplinary fields and this is evident both in her work and in her studies. Katherine lives in France and has spent the last seven years teaching Economics and Sociology at the International School in Manosque. She has also worked as a freelance editor and translator for academic clients (Hart Publishing and academics from the University of Oslo, UCL, European University Institute, Aix-Marseille University, etc) for over 10 years. Prior to that she completed an MRes in Law at the European University Institute in Florence on a full scholarship from the UK Foreign Office. Her thesis considered the constitutional role of the media in the EU. During this time, she worked on the EU Commission Study Group on the European Civil Code (Lease of Goods) and as a trainee at the EU Ombudsman’s Office. Her first degree was a BA(Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University. She completed her Law degree part-time while working at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights (LSE) under Professors Stanley Cohen and Conor Gearty.