Päivi Neuvonen

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Description of research and teaching

Title of Docent in European Law at the University of Helsinki (2020 - )

Päivi Neuvonen is Associate Professor in European Law at Durham University. 

From 2017 to 2020, she was 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’).

She co-leads the ‘Constructing Legal Orders in Europe: The General Principles of EU Law’ Jean Monnet project (University of Leicester, 2017-2021) and is a collaborator in the ‘Transparency in the EU - From Reaction to Manifesto?’ Academy of Finland project (The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights).

She has previously held postdoctoral positions as Lecturer in Law at the University of Turku; Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Policy Research Centre on Equality Policies and the Institute for Constitutional Law at KU Leuven; and Visiting Scholar at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Harvard University, University of Edinburgh (as an IASH-SSPS Fellow), Oxford University, and University of Leicester.


Teaching 2019/2020:

  • OTM-302 Law and Society
  • ON-J212A Public EU Law (workshop)

Teaching 2018/2019:  

  • ON-300 Gender, Law, and Legal Practices  (course convenor)
  • VON-O210 Legal Theory
  • IBL-420 Foundations of EU Law
  • ON-J212A Public EU Law (workshop)


Education information

DPhil in Law (Oxon), LLM in Public Law and Human Rights Law (UCL), Master of Laws Degree/OTM (University of Turku)

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • EU law, EU citizenship, anti-discrimination and equality, European human rights law, legal theory

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.