Barbara Havelková completed her first degree in law at the Charles University in Prague and holds an LL.M. from Europa-Institut, Saarland University. She obtained a DPhil from Oxford for her research on “Gender in law under and after State Socialism: the example of the Czech Republic”. Her book, ‘Gender Equality in Law: Uncovering the Legacies of Czech State Socialism’, has been published by Hart/Bloomsbury in June 2017.
Barbaras is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and Tutorial Fellow in Law at St Hilda’s College. She previously held posts at University of Cambridge (Emmanuel College) and Oxford (Balliol, Lincoln). She worked for Clifford Chance Prague, trained at the Legal Service of the European Commission and in the Chambers of AG Poiares Maduro at the Court of Justice of the European Union. She was an academic visitor at several law schools, including Harvard University and University of Michigan as a Fulbright scholar and the Jean Monnet Center of NYU Law School as an Emile Noël Fellow. Between 2014 and 2017, Barbara acted as an Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic on issues of gender and law.