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Alicia Hinarejos is Full Professor at McGill University's Faculty of Law. Before joining McGill in 2021, she was a Reader (Professor) in European Union Law and Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. She had previously been a Boulton Fellow and Assistant Professor at McGill University, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (Faculty of Law, University of Oxford) and a William Golding Junior Research Fellow (Brasenose College and Institute of European and Comparative Law, Oxford).
Professor Hinarejos’s main areas of research are EU law and comparative public law. In recent years, her work has focused on the evolution of the EU’s Economic and Monetary Union and its consequences for the EU’s constitutional order.
To date, her work has appeared in top-tier journals in the field, including the Common Market Law Review, the European Law Review, the European Law Journal, and the Yearbook of European Law. Her first monograph, entitled Judicial Control in the EU. Reforming Jurisdiction in the Intergovernmental Pillars, was published with Oxford University Press (OUP) in December 2009. Her second monograph, The Euro Area Crisis in Constitutional Perspective, appeared with OUP in May 2015. She is currently co-editing (with Robert Schütze) a volume on Fiscal Federalism in the European Union, to be published by OUP in 2021.
Her research has attracted funding and awards from a variety of institutions, such as the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy (most recently in the form of a Rising Star Engagement Award), the European Central Bank (Senior Legal Research Scholarship), and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Senior Fellowship). She was also elected as an associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law in July 2021.
A recognised expert in her field, Professor Hinarejos is regularly invited to speak and lecture at national and international institutions and conferences, has provided oral evidence to the UK Parliament (House of Lords), and has advised UK government officials as well as EU institutions in her areas of expertise. Her work on Economic and Monetary Union has been cited in the most significant judicial decisions in this area in recent years, both by the Court of Justice of the European Union (on several occasions), and by the German Federal Constitutional Court. She is Joint Editor of the European Law Review.
- Full Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University (2021-)
- Reader (Professor) in European Union Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (2020)
- Director, Centre of European Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (2020)
- Joint General Editor of the European Law Review (2019-)
- University Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (2016-2020)
- University Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (2011-2016)
- Deputy Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (2016-17, 2018-2019)
- Fellow and Director of Studies in Law, Downing College, University of Cambridge (2011-2020)
- Assistant Professor and Boulton Fellow, McGill University (2009-11)
- British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (2008-2010)
- William Golding Junior Research Fellow, Brasenose College, University of Oxford (2007-2010)
- DPhil in Law (2008), University of Oxford
- MPhil in Law (2005), University of Oxford (with distinction)
- MJur in European and Comparative Law (2004), University of Oxford (with distinction)
- MPhil in Law (2003), Universidad de Valencia, Spain (with distinction)
- BA Hons. in Political Science (2003), UNED, Spain
- BA First Class Hons. in Law (2002), Universidad de Valencia, Spain
Areas of research interest
European Union Law, Comparative Public Law
Selected Recent Publications
- The Euro Area Crisis in Constitutional Perspective, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015.
- Judicial Control in the European Union: Reforming Jurisdiction in the Intergovernmental Pillars, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009.
Recent articles in refereed journals
- ‘The Court of Justice Annuls a National Measure Directly to Protect ECB Independence: Rimsevics’ (2019) 56 Common Market Law Review 1649-1660.
- ‘A Possible European Monetary Fund and the Future of the Euro Area’ (2019) 38 Yearbook of European Law 119-152.
- ‘On-going Judicial Dialogue and the Powers of the European Central Bank: Weiss’ (2019) 63 Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo 651-668.
- ‘Changes to Economic and Monetary Union and Their Effects on Social Policy’ (2016) 32 International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 231-250.
- ‘A Missed Opportunity: The Fundamental Rights Agency and the Euro Area Crisis’ (2016) 22 European Law Journal 61-73.
- ‘Gauweiler and the Outright Monetary Transactions Programme: The Mandate of the European Central Bank and the Changing Nature of Economic and Monetary Union’ (2015) 11 European Constitutional Law Review 563-576.
Recent book chapters
- ‘Economic and Monetary Union’ in P Craig and G de Búrca (eds.) The Evolution of EU Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, forthcoming in 2021).
- ‘Economic and Monetary Union’ in C Barnard and S Peers (eds.) European Union Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 3rd ed., 2020).
- ‘The Legality of Responses to the Crisis’ in F Amtenbrink and C Herrmann (eds.) The EU Law of Economic and Monetary Union (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2019).
- ‘Intergovernmentalism in the Wake of the Euro Area Crisis' in R Schütze and M Gehring (eds.) Governance and Globalisation (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018).
- ‘Judicial Review’ in T Tridimas and R Schütze (eds.) The Oxford Principles of European Union Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2018).
- ‘Economic and Monetary Union’ in C Barnard and S Peers (eds.) European Union Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2nd ed., 2017).
- ‘The Role of Courts in the Wake of the Euro Area Crisis’ in M Dawson, H Enderlein, C Joerges (eds.) Beyond the Crisis: the Governance of Europe's Economic, Political, and Legal Transformation (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015).