Dr Silvia Falcetta

Profile

Biography

  • BA (Università degli studi di Milano)
  • MA (Università degli studi di Milano) 
  • PhD (Università degli studi di Milano)

Silvia holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Masters degree by research in Labour Studies, curriculum Equal Opportunities, Non-Discrimination and Social Rights, from Università degli studi di Milano (Italy).

In December 2016 she was awarded a PhD in Sociology of Law from the Department of Legal Sciences, with a thesis on the relation in the ECHR system among sexual orientation, judicial interpretation and human rights. During her doctoral programme Silvia had the opportunity to visit the Department of Sociology at the University of York and the Centre for European Law and Internationalisation at the University of Leicester.

Silvia has joined the Department of Sociology as a Research Associate on Professor Paul Johnson’s programme of socio-legal research relating to sexual orientation and human rights.

Research

Overview

Silvia's main research interests are:

  • Human rights and sexual minorities
  • The role of Judicial Interpretation in human rights law
  • The ECHR system
  • Law and sexual orientation
  • Feminist jurisprudence

Publications

Selected publications

Journal articles

  • Falcetta S. (2016) Il ruolo del diritto nell’elaborazione teorica del movimento omosessuale occidentale, Materiali per una storia della cultura giuridica, 46(1), 177-216.
  • Falcetta, S. (2015) L’eteronormatività nell’operato della Corte europea dei diritti umani: luci e ombre in materia di riconoscimento delle coppie formate da persone dello stesso sesso, AG- About Gender, 7(4), 19-41.
  • Falcetta, S. (2013), Omosessualità e diritto penale in occidente: profili storici di decriminalizzazione e problematiche aperte, Sociologia del diritto, 1, 11.40.

Other publications

  • Hämälainen v Finland, posted on the ECHR Sexual Orientation Blog, 31/07/2015
  • M.E. v Sweden: The Grand Chamber Judgment, posted on the ECHR Sexual Orientation Blog, 10/05/2015

Contact details

Dr Silvia Falcetta
Research Associate
Department of Sociology
University of York
Wentworth College