European University Institute
Yussef is currently researching the notion of identity and belonging in human rights law, combining legal and theoretical methodology. His research interests include human rights, social theory, (psychological) citizenship, sense of belonging, and the role of affect in democracy.
Yussef holds a cum laude LLM in Constitutional and Administrative Law and MA in Philosophy of Law from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and an MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford. Before the EUI, Yussef was a junior lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and worked with the Dutch State Attorney. His latest article is entitled ‘Human Rights and the Excess of Identity: A Legal and Theoretical Inquiry into the Notion of Identity in Strasbourg Case Law’ (in Social & Legal Studies).