CERiM welcomes five new members

The five new members are a mix of senior and junior scholars currently stationed at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University.

Karolina Podstawa is a lecturer at Maastricht University. She holds a PhD from the European University Institute and MAs in Law and Administration (2008), English Language and Literature (2009) from the University of Łódź, Poland as well as the EUI (2009). She acted as a project manager for the EUI based Centre for Judicial Cooperation where she dealt with and contributed substantively both to internally and externally funded projects. Within this framework she organized and conducted quasi-training activities for judges collaborating widely with international judicial organizations and national judicial entities. Her research interests lie in the area of internal and external human rights policies of the European Union (external policy tools were a subject of her PhD thesis), data protection, judicial dialogue and cooperation.

Bilyana Petkova is Assistant Professor of International and European law at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Kent at Brussels and a Master in Legal Studies from the Yale Law School. While at Yale, she worked as a Research Assistant for Professors Judith Resnik and Reva Siegel and taught seminars at the summer program Yale Young Global Scholars. Bilyana received her first MA in European Studies from the University of Maastricht and BA in International and European Studies from Panteion University, Athens. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the Law Department of the European University Institute in Florence, a consultant on EU data protection in Bonn, and a trainee at the European Commission’s Representation in Athens. Her academic interests are in comparative constitutional law, EU law, federalism and fundamental rights.

Natassa Athanasiadou is Assistant Professor of European Union law at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University since April 2017. Previously, she worked for the European Commission, first as an intern in the Legal Service (Institutions Team) and subsequently as a Legal Officer advising on matters of EU institutional, administrative and civil service law. Prior to her employment at the European Commission, she worked as a research scholar at the Center for International and European Economic Law in Thessaloniki and as a qualified lawyer of the Bar Association of Thessaloniki. Natassa’s research interests lie mainly in the area of European institutional and administrative law, comparative administrative law and fundamental rights, in particular procedural rights.

Eva van Ooij is a PhD student and is researching the subject of highly mobile professionals within the cultural industries.

Mathias Müller is a PhD student extra muros and is researching the subject of access to information on monitoring EU environmental law.

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