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Päivi Johanna Neuvonen

Visiting Scholar 2019-2020


Päivi Johanna Neuvonen

Päivi Neuvonen is postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki. She completed a doctorate in European Union law at the University of Oxford in 2014 and has subsequently held postdoctoral positions at the Policy Research Centre on Equality Policies and the Institute for Constitutional Law at KU Leuven and the University of Turku. Neuvonen’s research on transnational law integrates doctrinal legal research with socio-legal studies and her first book was Equal Citizenship and Its Limits in EU Law: We the Burden? (Hart, 2016).

At CES, Neuvonen will work on her ongoing postdoctoral project “European Law and the Politics of (Dis)Empowerment,” which examines the effects of European legal integration on democratic politics and participation within European Union member states from a critical socio-legal perspective. The project was awarded a three-year grant by the Academy of Finland.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Helsinki
  • Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University

Research Project

European law and the politics of (dis) empowerment