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Neus Torbisco

Neus Torbisco Casals is a professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain, where she teaches courses relating to legal and political philosophy. She completed her first law degree at the University of Barcelona in 1993 and a doctorate in law at the University of Pompeu Fabra in 2000. Neus has held several visiting positions at Ottawa University and Queen's University, Canada, at the Università Degli Studi di Siena, Italy, and at the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Miami. She has also been stagier at the European Court of Human Rights and, in 2003, she was granted a Hauser Research Scholarship at New York University, where she conducted research on cultural diversity and models of political inclusion in supranational democracies.

Neus is interested in legal and political philosophy generally, as well as in constitutional theory and human rights. She has published several articles and chapters, mainly on issues related to cultural rights, immigrant integration and European citizenship, and has presented papers at conferences in Europe and America. Her most recent book is Group Rights as Human Rights: A Liberal Approach to Multiculturalism (Springer, 2006). From September 2007 until August 2009 she will be an academic visitor at the London School of Economics, where she will work on a research project on legal pluralism.