Kerstin Bree Carlson employed as postdoc at iCourts – University of Copenhagen

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22 August 2014

Kerstin Bree Carlson employed as postdoc at iCourts

The Faculty welcomes Kerstin Bree Carlson who has been employed as postdoc in the period 15 August 2014 – 14 August 2017.

Kerstin Bree Carlson has joined iCourts as a postdoc, where she will work under the supervision of Professor Mikael Rask Madsen. Kerstin holds a JD (law) and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Kerstin’s work focuses on the development of law in the practice of transitional justice.  Her doctoral thesis considered the use of international criminal law to effect social reconstruction, focusing on the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and its impact in the countries of the former Yugoslavia. At iCourts, Kerstin will continue her consideration of law as a didactic social mechanism through the study of two internationally-supported domestic courts (in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia) and those courts’ impact on social reconstruction and legal consciousness. Kerstin is also developing a project on the politics of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Africa.

Kerstin comes to iCourts from the American University of Paris, where she taught law and politics topics. Kerstin has taught law at HEC and La Sorbonne in Paris, as well as in Zagreb and Munich, and has practiced law (international arbitration) in Paris and New York. Following law school, Kerstin clerked for a U.S. federal judge in Texas and consulted at UNESCO. She is the recipient of two Fulbright grants, one to Croatia and the other to France.