Tannelie Blom

Positions
Professor
Chair in Theory of European integration

Faculty / Department
Arts and Social Sciences, Political Science

E-mail: blom@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Phone number: +31 43 388 3312/19

Location: B-1.08, Grote Gracht 90-92

Tannelie Blom studied philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. Initially specializing in political philosophy and philosophy of the social sciences he established a reputation as an expert in system theory and system theoretical sociology. During the nineties he developed an interest in the politics and theory of European integration, a subject that became his main field of academic research. He is one of the founding fathers of the European Studies program at the FASoS, currently comprising a bachelor program and three Master programs.

Tannelie Blom is professor of European Studies, holding the chair dedicated to the theoretical study of the process of European integration. From 2003 until 2010 he was the chair of the Department of Political Science and still is the director of the research program Politics and Culture in Europe. Tunnel Blom was a member of the board of the Netherland Institute of Governance (NIG/NOB) (2009-2011) and since 2005 member of the board of the German Institute Amsterdam.

T.Conzelmann
Thomas Conzelmann

Position
Professor of International Relations

Faculty / Department
Arts and Social Sciences, Political Science

E-mail: t.conzelmann@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Phone number: +31 43 388 2066

Location: B1.40 – Grote Gracht 90-92

Thomas Conzelmann is Professor of International Relations at Maastricht University. From 2009 until September 2013 he also served as Research Director and as Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Before coming to Maastricht, Thomas held positions at the University of Darmstadt (2001-2007), at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES, 2000-2001) and the University of Mannheim (1995-2000), where he also completed his PhD (magna cum laude). During his doctoral studies he spent a year as Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science and at the University of Birmingham. After studies at Berlin (FU), the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Heidelberg, he obtained a MA degree in Political Science (major) and Public Law / History (minors) from the University of Heidelberg (with highest distinctions)

Monica Claes

Position
Professor of European and Comparative Constitutional Law

Faculty / Department
Law, International and European Law

E-mail: monica.claes@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Phone number: +31 43 388 2066

Location: A1.016, Bouillonstraat 1-3

Monica Claes is professor of European and Comparative Constitutional Law at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University. She was previously Professor of European and Comparative Constitutional at Tilburg University. Monica teaches Comparative Constitutional Law at Maastricht Faculty of Law. She studied law at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Belgium) and European law at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). She has a PhD from Maastricht University.

Monica’s main areas of interest are the relationship between European and national constitutional law, the development of a European constitutional space, common constitutional principles and the concept of national constitutional identity. Since 2008, she heads the European and National Constitutional Law Project EuNaCon, funded by the European Research Council, see www.eunacon.eu. Monica is a scholar of the Maastricht Centre for European Law, a member of the Ius Commune Research School and of the Montesquieu Institute Maastricht. She is a member of De Jonge Akademie (DJA). She is on the editorial board of the European Constitutional Law Review (EuConst) and of the Tijdschrift voor Constitutioneel Recht (TvCR). She was a member of the Royal Commission on the Review of the Constitution (Staatscommissie Grondwet, 2009-2010).

Bruno de Witte

Position
Professor of European Union Law

Faculty / Department
Law, International and European Law

E-mail: bruno.dewitte@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Phone number: +31 43 3883329

Location: A1.014 Law Faculty

Bruno de Witte is professor of European Union law at Maastricht University, and part-time professor at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. He is co-director of the Maastricht Centre for European Law. Previously, from 2000 to February 2010, he was professor of EU law at the EUI, and co-director of the Academy of European Law there, and before that, from 1989 to 2000, he was professor at Maastricht University.

He studied law at the University of Leuven and the College of Europe and obtained a doctorate at the European University Institute in 1985, on ‘The Protection of Linguistic Diversity through Fundamental Rights’.

Christine Neuhold

Position
Professor of EU Democratic Governance
Head of the Politics Department
Director of the Graduate School

Faculty / Department
Arts and Social Sciences, Political Science

E-mail: c.neuhold@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Phone number: +31 43 388 2537

Location: B1.34 – Grote Gracht 90-92

Christine Neuhold holds the Special Chair of EU Democratic Governance at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS), Maastricht University. She is the head of the Department of Politics and Director of the Graduate School of FASoS, Maastricht University. A political scientist by training, she holds her doctoral degree from the University. She is a Political Scientist by training and holds her doctoral degree from the University of Vienna (awarded in 2000). She has been involved in more than ten international research projects on EU integration, both as a team member and as a co-ordinator. Before joining Maastricht University she held positions at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht (1997-2000) and at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna (2000-2002).

She has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (March – June 2011) . At Maastricht University she has served as Director of Studies of the Master of European Public Affairs (2004-2007) and of the Bachelor programme European Studies (2007-2010). From September 2011-2013 she directed the Research Master European Studies. She also was Associate Dean for Internationalisation (2005 – 2007). She has published widely on different aspects of EU governance and co-supervises PhD students working on European integration.

Kiran Patel

Positions
Head of department
Jean Monnet Professor of European and Global History

Faculty / Department
Arts and Social Sciences, Political Science

E-mail:
k.patel@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Phone number:
+31 43 388 3345 or +31 43 388 3314 (secretariat)

Location:
B1.10 – Grote Gracht 90-92

Kiran Patel is Jean Monnet Professor of European and Global History and Head of the Department of History since September 2011. Before joining Maastricht University, he held a Joint Chair at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2007-2011; Department of History and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies) and was Assistant Professor at Humboldt University in Berlin (2002-2006). He held positions as Kennedy Fellow at the Center for European Study at Harvard University, and has been visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the London School of Economics, and the German Historical Institute London, as well as a senior visiting fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, the Free University in Berlin and University of Oxford. He is also member of an international team of historians researching the history of the German Ministry of Labour during the Third Reich. His ongoing research focuses on the history of European integration as well as on the history of the United States in the world.

He is member of the editorial boards of Contemporary European History; the Journal of European Integration History; Monde(s): Histoire, Espaces, Relations; New Global Studies; Ventunesimo secolo and Docupedia Zeitgeschichte.

Sophie Vanhoonacker

Positions
Jean Monnet Professor
Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Chair in Administrative Governance

Faculty / Department
Arts and Social Sciences, Political Science

E-mail: s.vanhoonacker@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Phone number: +31 43 388 3242

Location: B1.36 – Grote Gracht 90-92

Sophie Vanhoonacker is Jean Monnet Professor and Chair in Administrative Governance and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Her research focuses on the role and influence of bureaucratic actors in multi-layered, polycentric systems of decision-making, such as the European foreign policy process. She has published internationally in this area, supervises several PhD students in this and related fields, and co-directed an Initial Training Marie Curie Research Network (2010-13) that investigates EU inter- and intra-institutional cooperation. She also served as co-director of the former Maastricht Centre for European Governance which has merged with CERiM.

Her own research focuses primarily on the role of the bureaucracy in the European foreign policy process, a topic on which she has published internationally. She supervises several PhD students in this and related fields and co-directs an Initial Training Marie Curie Research Network (2010-13) that investigates EU inter- and intra-institutional cooperation.

Aalt Willem Heringa

Positions
Professor of (Comparative) Constitutional and Administrative Law
Director Montesquieu Institute Maastricht
Head of the Public Law Department
(2013) European Co-Dean of the China EU School of Law in Beijing
Member Board of supervisors Zuyderland

Faculty / Department
Law, Public Law

E-mail: aw.heringa@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Phone number: +31 43 3883217

Location: B2.112 Law Faculty

Aalt Willem Heringa (1955) graduated from the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden in 1978, where he worked until 1987 as an assistant professor. He was a visiting researcher at the Centre of European Governmental Studies of the University of Edinburgh (1986) and at the European Research Center of the Harvard Law School (1996). In 1989 he completed his Ph.D. thesis ‘Sociale Grondrechten’ (Social Rights). He has been working at Maastricht University, the Faculty of Law, since 1987; he was appointed full Professor of (comparative) constitutional and administrative law in 1995. Since then he successfully supervised fourteen PhD’s.

He is an author and editor of numerous books and articles on Dutch Constitutional law, the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Social Charter, comparative constitutional law, US constitutional law, Human Rights and legal education.