Livia Holden


Livia Holden, PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, serves as the Director of Research at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). She is affiliated with the Institut de Sciences Juridique et Philosophique de la Sorbonne and CHAD Paris Nanterre. She is the Founder of the CULTEXP Foundation sheltered by the CNRS Foundation.

Throughout her career, Livia Holden has spearheaded various projects funded by prestigious organisations. Notable examples include the European Research Council projects Cultural Expertise in Europe: What is it useful for? EURO-EXPERT and CULTEXP Proof of Concept, as well as Cultural Expertise and Litigation in South Asia and Europe in collaboration Malvika Seth at the Jindal Global University and funded by the Independent Social Research Foundation, and EURO-EXPERT’s spin out Gender Sensitisation for Judicial Education in Pakistan and Indonesia funded by the Global Challenges Research Funds for the UK.

In addition to her research endeavours, Livia Holden regularly provides expert opinions in immigration law, family law, and criminal law cases in the United Kingdom, United States, and the Netherlands. Her work reflects a commitment to frontier research as well as to bridging academic research with practical applications in legal contexts worldwide.