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Prof. Dr. Eva Kocher

Professor of Civil Law, European and German Labour Law as well as Civil Procedure Law at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Principal Investigator of sub-project B: “Overcoming borders. Legal categorisation of gender, “race” and class in transnational labour conflicts”

Eva Kocher is a feminist legal scholar who has been doing interdisciplinary research on labour and employment law for some time. This project tests traditional labour law ideas of collectivity against empirical insights into gendering and representativity of collective action and organisation – highlighting new and digital forms of collectivity.

For publications in German please refer to the German version of this page.


  • Kocher, Eva (2021): „Employer’s Responsibility of Protection from Discrimination. Commentary on BVerfG, Nov 2, 2020 – 1 BvR 2727/19“.

    In: International Labor Rights Case Law Journal 7 (2), S. 206-211.
  • Kocher, Eva (2021): „Transnational labour law? ‘Corporate social responsibility’ and the Law“.

    In: Saage-Maaß, Miriam; Zumbansen, Peer; Bader, Michael und Palvasha Shahab (Hg.): Transnational Legal Activism in Global Value Chains. The Ali Enterprises Factory Fire and the Struggle for Justice. Wiesbaden: Springer, S. 187-208.
  • Kocher, Eva und Anne Degner (2019): „Quali battaglie sindacali nella gig economy? I movimenti di protesta dei rider di Foodora e Deliveroo e le questioni giuridiche relative alla loro organizzazione autonoma e collettiva“.

    In: Giornale di Diritto del Lavoro e di Relazioni Industriali 163 (3), S. 525-540.
  • Kocher, Eva; Degner, Anne; Bronowicka, Joanna und Mirela Ivanova (2018): „The App as a Boss? Control and Autonomy in Application-Based Management“.

    In: Koch, Jochen; Kocher, Eva und Klaus Weber (Hg.): Arbeit | Grenze | Fluss - Work in Progress Interdisziplinärer Arbeitsforschung Nr. 2. Frankfurt (Oder): Viadrina.