Nausica Palazzo

  • Research Fellows
  • Comparative Family Law
  • Socio-legal Studies
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Anti-discrimination Law
  • European Law

Nausica Palazzo is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law, and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Law at Bocconi University, Milan. She is currently a visiting researcher at the Bruno Kessler Foundation-Centre for Religious Studies.

In March 2019, she earned a cum laude Ph.D. in Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Trento, Italy. In her dissertation, she explored whether legal arguments support the introduction of legal protections for polyamorous relationships and non-conjugal families, in Canada, the United States, and Europe (within the ECHR Framework and European Union). She received six fellowships and grants to conduct her doctoral research at McGill University and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, including a Fulbright Fellowship.

She published numerous articles in the field of anti-discrimination law in top specialized journals, such as the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law and the Oñati Socio-Legal Series; also, she published both in Italian and English on subjects related to Comparative Constitutional Law, and Voting Rights. She is currently working on:

– the claims of opposite-sex couples that they should be able to access same-sex civil unions;
– an edited collection on queer/religious friendship in family law and beyond;
– the use of gender and family norms by illiberal regimes.