Barbara Truffin holds a Licence in Law (ULB 1998) and has a Phd in Antrhopology (ULB 2005). She also holds a Master of Arts in the Social Sciences (University of Chicago, 2001) Currently professor at the Faculty of Law, she teaches legal methodology, introduction to law and legal anthropology.
Her research in legal anthropology documents and analyzes situations of normative pluralism in different contexts. Her doctoral thesis was dedicated to the effects of the constitutional recognition of rights for indigenous peoples in Ecuador. Barbara Truffin currently conducts field research in Belgium seeking to identify and analyze the challenges posed by family conflicts and ways to address them in a migration context.
In this research project, she offers supervision to the phd-researchers in order to assess and address the methodological issues linked with interdisciplinarity.