Mariza Avgeri

Mariza Avgeri is an Associate Lecturer in Law at the Open University and a qualified lawyer in Greece. She has graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Political Science from VU Amsterdam. She has completed her PhD in Maynooth University on transgender asylum claims in the context of International and European Law for which she was awarded the first prize from the European Law Faculties Association. She has further published scholarly work on this subject. She has worked as a legal researcher, as well as a case worker at the Greek Asylum Service and a member of the Appeals’ Committees. She has participated in 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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