Irina is a Post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Private Law within the Centre for the Study of European Law. She was awarded a Joint Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Iceland for her thesis on consumer debt and contract law. Irina also holds an LL.M. in Natural Resources and International Environmental Law from the University of Iceland as well as two State Examinations from Germany (Humboldt University, Berlin).
Her current research focuses on the multi-layered rules on access to housing in cities, where a large influx of people and economic pressures lead to scarce availability of housing. Her broader research interest lies in the role of contract law in processes of privatization and marketization of welfare.
Irina is also lecturing at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, where she teaches EU law. Previously, Irina has worked as a researcher at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in Germany, as a research assistant to Hans-W. Micklitz (EUI) in the project on European Regulatory Private Law, as a lecturer at the University of Iceland (EU/EEA Law, EU Procedural Law and Access to Justice, EU Environmental Law, and International Economic Law), and as a lawyer at LOGOS Legal Services in Iceland.
I. Domurath, Consumer Vulnerability and Welfare in Mortgage Contracts, Hart Publishing (forthcoming).
I. Domurath ‘Probleme bei der Einordnung von Plattformen als Vertragspartner” in Rott (ed) Das Recht der Online-Vermittlerplattformen, Nomos (forthcoming).
I. Domurath ‘Sachmängelgewährleistung in der Plattformökonomie‘ in Micklitz et al (ed) Verbraucherrecht 2.0 – Verbraucher in der digitalen Welt, Nomos (forthcoming).
I. Domurath & L. Kosyra ‘Datenschutz und Rechtsdurchsetzung‘ in Micklitz et al (ed) Verbraucherrecht 2.0 – Verbraucher in der digitalen Welt, Nomos (forthcoming).
‘Mortgage Debt and the Social Function of Contract’, European Law Journal, Vol 22, Nr 6.
I. Domurath & G. Comparato ‘Financialisation and its implications for private autonomy in consumer credit law’, Osservatorio del diritto civile e commerciale, 1/2015.
I. Domurath & H.-W. Micklitz (eds.) Consumer Debt and Social Exclusion in Europe, Ashgate.
I. Domurath ‘A map of responsible lending and responsible borrowing in the EU and suggestions for a stronger legal framework to prevent over-indebtedness of European consumers’, in Micklitz/Domurath (eds.) Consumer Debt and Social Exclusion in Europe, Ashgate.
I. Domurath & G. Comparato ‘Die Bekämpfung von Haushaltsüberschuldung in Europa”, Konsumentenpolitisches Jahrbuch, Verlag Österreich.
Irina. Domurath, The over-indebtedness of European consumers: a view from six countries, EUI Working Paper LAW 2014/10, co-edited with Guido Comparato, Hans-W. Micklitz.
I. Domurath & M.E. Mèndez Pinedo ‘Case study: Iceland’ in Domurath et al (eds)The over-indebtedness of European consumers: a view from six countries, EUI Working Paper LAW 2014/10.
I. Domurath ‘The case for vulnerability as the normative standard in European consumer credit and mortgage law – an inquiry into the paradigms of consumer law’, Journal of European Consumer and Market Law, Vol 2 No 3.
I. Domurath ‘The Three Dimensions of Solidarity in the EU Legal Order: Limits of the Judicial and Legal Approach’, Journal of European Integration Vol 35 No 4.
I. Domurath & M.E. Mèndez Pinedo ‘Island und Europa 2012 - am Scheideweg? Die Europäisierung des isländischen Wirtschafts- und Rechtssystems durch den EWR-Vertrag’ in Der EWR – verpasste oder noch bestehende Chance?, Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung.
Presentation ‘The role of platforms in consumer contracts’, Presentation at the Conference on the Law of Online-Intermediaries, hosted by the University of Kassel.
Presentation ‘Welfare and contract law’, Presentation at the Conference Community of Debt? The Transnationalisation of Debt and Solidarity in Europe, hosted by the European University Institute (EUI), in cooperation with University of Helsinki.
Presentation ‘The prevention of over-indebtedness in European mortgage law’, Presentation at the 15th Conference of the International Association for Consumer Law (IACL) Virtues and Consumer Law, hosted by the Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL), University of Amsterdam
Co-organzer (with H.-W. Micklitz) ‘Over-indebtedness of European Consumers after the Financial Crisis’, hosted by the European University Institute.