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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - DynamInt

1Dr. Päivi Neuvonen

Postdoktorandin am DFG-Graduiertenkolleg DynamInt seit Oktober 2020














Title of Docent in European Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki (2020 –  ).

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki; Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Grant ‘European Law and the Politics of (Dis)Empowerment’ (2017 – 2020); Research Fellow at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. Teaching: Public EU Law, Foundations of EU Law, Law and Society, Legal Theory, Gender and Law; Supervisor for the Doctoral Programme in Law (2018 –  ). 

The Jean Monnet Project ‘Constructing Legal Orders in Europe: The General Principles of EU Law’, University of Leicester (with Katja Ziegler (PI) and Violeta Moreno-Lax; 587383-EPP-1-2017-1-UK-EPPJMO-PROJECT, 2017-2021). 

CES Visiting Scholar, Harvard University (2020); IASH-SSPS Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh (2019); Academic Visitor, Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford (2019); Lecturer in Public Law, University of Turku (2017); Visiting Fellow at the Center for European Law and Internationalisation (CELI), University of Leicester (2016). 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Policy Research Center on Equality Policies and the Institute for Constitutional Law, KU Leuven (2014 – 2015). 

Doctorate (D.Phil.) in Law, University of Oxford (2014). Research Assistant in the ‘Welfare State Reforms: Democracy, Accountability, and Future Challenges’ research network, the European Studies Center, University of Oxford (2012). 

LL.M. in Public Law and Human Rights Law, University College London (2009). 

Master of Laws Degree, University of Turku (2007). Assistant in European Law, Faculty of Law, University of Turku (2008). 





  • Europarecht
  • Gleichstellungsrecht
  • Organisationen für regionale Integration
  • Rechtsvergleichendes Verfassungsrecht
  • Rechtssoziologie


Publikationen (Auswahl)


  • ‘A Revised Democratic Critique of EU (Citizenship) Law: From Relative Homogeneity to Political Judgment’, (2020) 21(5) German Law Journal 867 – 883. 


  • ‘Retrieving the “Subject” of European Integration’, (2019) 25(1) European Law Journal 6-20.


  • ‘Transforming Membership? Citizenship, Identity, and the Problem of Belonging in Regional Integration Organizations’, (2019) 30(1) European Journal of International Law 229-255.


  • ‘Free Movement as a Means of Subject-Formation: Defending a More Relational Approach to EU Citizenship’, in Rainer Bauböck (ed.): Debating European Citizenship (Springer International Publishing: IMISCOE Research Series 2018).


  • ‘EU citizenship and its “very specific” essence: Rendón Marin and CS‘ (2017) 54(4) Common Market Law Review 1201-1220.


  • Equal Citizenship and Its Limits in EU Law: We the Burden? (Oxford: Hart Publishing 2016).


  • ‘EU Citizens’ Whimsical Status: Persons or Actors on Their Way to Full Agency?’, in Nuno Ferreira and Dora Kostakopoulou (eds.): The Human Face of the European Union: Are EU Law and Policy Humane Enough? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2016).


  • ‘From a Relative to a Relational Equality: Rethinking Comparability in the Light of Relational Accounts of Social Justice’, in Daniel Cuypers and Jogchum Vrielink (eds.): Equal Is Not Enough: Exploring Novel Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to the Shaping of (In)Equalities (Cambridge: Intersentia 2016).