Dr. Duygu Damar

Dr. Duygu Damar

Research Associate

Dr. Duygu Damar works as research fellow at iff since 2020. Currently, she is responsible as deputy at iff for the evaluation of developments in the field of credit assessment for real estate consumer loan agreements. Her fields of expertise are Private International Law, Comparative Law, Antidiscrimination Law, Contract Law and Commercial Law. Moreover, she is a member of the consumer research network of the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) and of the Alumni Association of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law.

Duygu Damar completed her LL.B. and LL.M. studies in Istanbul/Turkey. She was awarded with Dr. iur. title in 2011 after completion of her Ph.D. study at the University of Hamburg. From 2011 to 2018, she was senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and also hold lectures at the University of Hamburg. Before coming to Germany, she was a teaching and research assistant at the Istanbul Bilgi University. Her Ph.D. thesis “Wilful Misconduct in International Transport Law” received not only national but also international acclaim. Currently, she is working on her post-doc thesis on the “Prohibition of Discrimination in German and US-American Contract Law”. For the purposes of comparative research for her Ph.D. and post-doc theses, she conducted research stays at the University of Cambridge and at Yale Law School respectively. So far she has been awarded with the scholarships of the Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Equality Office of the University of Hamburg, Law Faculty and the International Foundation for the Law of the Sea.

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