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A graduate from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez holds a law degree (DEA Droit public comparé) and a PhD from Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. After a post-doctoral year at Northwestern University in Chicago as a Fulbright Scholar, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor (maître de conferences, 2001) at Paris I-Sorbonne, and then as a full professor (Professeur agrégé) at University Paris 12 Créteil (2002) and now at University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (2010). From 2007 to 2010, she was a Marie Curie Fellow (7th FP of the EU) at the Robert Schuman Center of the European University Institute in Florence.
Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez teaches Constitutional Law and Administrative Law at the undergraduate level, and Biomedical law, European human rights law and feminist legal theory at graduate levels –mostly at Paris Ouest Nanterre, but also in various other universities (Paris I in the LLM programme; Sciences Po…). She is the head of the Master's Degree in Human Rights Law at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre. 
Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez's researchfocuses mostly on biomedical law and the theory and sociology of human rights law. Recently she has completed two larger research projects:  the EUROBIOLAW project funded by the EC, which aimed at analyzing the emerging body of biomedical law at the EU level, and the project "La Convention européenne des droits de l'homme vue d'ailleurs", a project financed by the French Ministry of Justice (Mission de recherche Droit & Justice) that aimed at analyzing the specific contribution of both legal scholars and judges to the elevation of the European Convention of Human Rights as a landmark of the European legal scenery. From 2011 onwards, she is the scientific coordinator of the newly funded REGINE project (selected by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche), that will look at law and gender equality in Europe.