Mariza Avgeri is a qualified lawyer in Greece and an Associate lecturer in Law, Culture and Society and Public Law at the Open University, UK. She has graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Political Science from VU Amsterdam. She is currently completing her PhD in Maynooth University at the Law Department working on transgender asylum claims and jurisprudence in the context of the European Union. She is a John and Pat Hume fellow for the duration of her doctoral studies. In the past, she has worked as a legal researcher, a case worker at the Greek Asylum Service and a member of the Appels’ Committees. She has participated in many civil rights initiatives regarding migrant rights and LGBT rights, both as a lawyer and as a member of the queer community.
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