Aleida Lujan Pinelo
M.A. Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies

Doctoral Candidate, Jurisprudence (Faculty of Law)
Doctoral Student, Jurisprudence (Faculty of Law)
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Areas of expertise
Feminist philosophy; gender studies; gender-based violence; human rights: new materialism


I am a
Doctoral Candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Turku. I obtained my
Master’s degree in the Erasmus Mundus Master’s Program in Gender and Women’s
Studies (GEMMA) at the University of Granada and the University of Utrecht; I
graduated from Utrecht University with a thesis examining femi(ni)cide
from a philosophical perspective and using a cutting-edge critical feminist
methodology. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in Mexico City with
a thesis on the concept of the body in Maurice Merleau-Ponty. I did a semester
abroad at the National University of Buenos Aires in 2007. I have been a
contributor since 2011 to the online
project I also have done volunteer work for Casco (Art, Design
and Theory Office) in Utrecht. 


the modern world, human rights enjoy greater legitimacy, and the discourse of
equality between sexes has acquired enough plausibility to be introduced in the
form of institutionalized political practices; even so, old and new forms of gender-based
violence are occurring and even increasing worldwide. Gender-based violence occurs
in all societies but many of its forms are still not explicitly addressed by eu law and policy. This is the case with
femi(ni)cide, which I propose to use in this project as a
concept for legal
and political analysis. My main research question is: What is the performance of the concept of femi(ni)cide in the European political
and legal sphere?
I am focusing on Western Europe, this
region—the birthplace of modernity—has a highly developed system of human
rights, but the legal,
political and academic discussion on femi(ni)cide is still limited
there. I use a feminist
cutting-edge methodology, and
a case study: Femi(ni)cide
in Germany. With this study I aim to filling the academic gap on
femi(ni)cide in Western Europe, to encourage further research on this matter,
and to provide useful information for organizations dedicated to combat
gender-based violence. Furthermore, I aim to show that femi(ni)cide occurs in all eu countries, thus questioning the idea that
this phenomenon only occurs in “third
world countries.” I follow a hypothesis in which I recognize that without
a political and legal category that names a specific kind of violence towards women,
or feminized subjects, such as femi(ni)cide, limits any attempt to fight this
kind of crimes, because by not recognizing this phenomenon one cannot develop
concrete policies and legislation to solve the problem. 


I have taugt Social
philosophy and Qualitative Research Methods for a bachelor program in Communications Studies at the Mesoamerican University (Oaxaca, Mexico).


10th European Feminist Research Conference (2018)
Aleida Luján Pinelo
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

A Theoretical Approach to the Concept of Femi(ni)cide (2018)
Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence
Aleida Luján Pinelo
A1 Journal article – refereed)

En Alemania “no hay feminicidios” según su gobierno pero en 2015 se
registraron 311 feminicidios íntimos
Aleida Luján Pinelo
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Last updated on 2019-17-07 at 02:20