Bio

Marie Petersmann is a Postdoctoral Researcher working as part of the 'Constitutionalizing in the Anthropocene' research project at Tilburg Law School. Prior to that, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow (SNF) at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development (Utrecht) and Teaching Associate at the Strathclyde Center for Environmental Law and Governance (Glasgow). She earned a PhD and LLM in International Law from the European University Institute (Florence) and a Masters in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva). 

As an international legal scholar, her research is situated at the intersection of legal theory, ecological philosophy and political ecology. It appeared in multiple journals and her monograph When Environmental Protection and Human Rights Collide: The Politics of Conflict Management by Regional Courts is forthcoming with CUP (2022).

Courses

Collaboration

Marie Petersmann is Book Review Editor for the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (RECIEL); and a member of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) and the World Commission on Environmental Law (IUCN WCEL).

Highlights

Awards and recognitions:

- 2020: Swiss Society for International Law Award for Best Doctoral or Habilitation Thesis in public international law, private international law, European law or comparative law

- 2019: Honorable Mention European Society of International Law (ESIL) Young Scholar Prize

- 2018: Honorable Mention Journal of Environmental Law Richard Macrory Prize for Best Article

- 2016: IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Best Graduate Student Paper Award

Grants and funding:

- 2019-2020: Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) (75'000€)

- 2014-2018: Full grant for EUI doctoral programme from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) (80'000€)

Recent publications

  1. Constitutionalising in the Anthropocene

    Fleurke, F., Somsen, H., Lindahl, H., Petersmann, M-C., Leach, M., & Paiement, P. (Accepted/In press). Constitutionalising in the Anthropocene. Journal of human rights and the environment.
  2. Citizen sensing and ontopolitics in the anthropocene

    Berti Suman, A., & Petersmann, M-C. (2021). Citizen sensing and ontopolitics in the anthropocene. In S. Milan, E. Treré, & S. Masiero (Eds.), COVID-19 from the margins. : Pandemic invisibilities, policies and resistance in the datafied society. (pp. 225-240). (Theory on Demand Series; No. 40). Institute of Network Cultures.
  3. Contested indigeneity and traditionality in environmental litigation …

    Petersmann, M-C. (2021). Contested indigeneity and traditionality in environmental litigation: The politics of expertise in regional human rights courts. Human Rights Law Review, 21(1), 132-156.
  4. I wish there was a treaty we could sign - An inquiry into the making …

    Petersmann, M-C. (2021). I wish there was a treaty we could sign: An inquiry into the making of the global pact for the environment. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 28(2), 7-80.
  5. Response-abilities of care in more-than-human worlds

    Petersmann, M-C. (2021). Response-abilities of care in more-than-human worlds. Journal of human rights and the environment, 12(1), 102-124.

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