I work in the field of European Union law and institutions, especially the internal market, free movement of persons and European citizenship. My research explores the process of integration through law and case-law, judicial authority, the decision-making of the European Court of Justice and the mechanics of court-induced legal change. It introduces tools of citation network analysis, machine learning, expert coding, and insights from judicial politics into legal scholarship.
As future president of ESELS, I am committed to fostering a methodologically pluralist, and disciplinary inclusive academic culture. In practice, this translates into promoting gender, geographical, and methodological diversity of conference keynote speakers, as well as extending an open invitation to early career researchers to form working groups within the Society and working on Society’s fledgling journal. Together, these actions have the potential to build confidence in empirical legal scholarship in Europe, progressively reaching the nooks and crannies of European legal academia.