Prof. Dr. Pieter Cannoot is an assistant professor of Law and Diversity at Ghent University. In September 2019, he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation “The right to personal autonomy regarding sex (characteristics), gender (identity/expression) and sexual orientation: towards an inclusive legal system”, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Toon Moonen and Prof. Dr. Eva Brems.
Pieter studied law at Ghent University, graduating summa cum laude. From 2014 to 2019, Pieter assisted Prof. Dr. Toon Moonen, Prof. Dr. Johan Vande Lanotte and Prof. Dr. Eva Brems in their teaching. Since 2022, he teaches Introduction to Law, Multiculturality and Law, Law and Gender, and Street Law.
He regularly publishes on LGBTIQ+ rights, and various topics of the law of persons. He has contributed to several third party interventions submitted with the European Court of Human Rights. He also acts as an informal legal consultant to various LGBTIQ+ interest groups. In 2022, he clerked at the Belgian Constitutional Court.