Neus Torbisco Casals is Professor of Law at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain) where she teaches courses relating to legal and political theory and human rights. After completing her Law degree at the University of Barcelona, she received a scholarship to develop her PhD project in Canada, where she was mainly affiliated with Queen’s University. In 2000, she was awarded a doctorate in Law from Pompeu Fabra University. Since then, she has held several visiting positions at Queen’s University, the University of Puerto Rico and New York University School of Law, where she was a Hauser Research Fellow (2003-2004). From 2007 to 2009, she was an Academic Visitor at the Law Department of the London School of Economics and, in 2012, she was appointed Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.
Neus Torbisco Casals is interested in legal and political philosophy generally, as well as in constitutional theory, human rights and gender and migration studies. Her research focuses mainly on issues relating to cultural diversity and minority rights, gender equality, immigration and democratic theory, as well as on the foundations of human rights. In each area, she concentrates on the ways in which legal and political orderings engage with diversity with the aim of sustaining mutual cooperation and fairness. Neus Torbisco Casals has published several articles and chapters on these topics and has presented papers at conferences in Europe and America. She is the author of Group Rights as Human Rights: A Liberal Approach to Multiculturalism, Springer, 2006, and “Beyond Altruism? Globalising Democracy in the Age of Distrust” in The Monist, 2015, 98, 4.