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Christoph Krenn

Dr. iur., Senior Research Affiliate

Main Fields of Research:

EU constitutional law; European Court of Justice; European Court of Human Rights; EU citizenship and free movement law; comparative constitutional law (in particular Austria, Germany and Switzerland); democratic theory

Academic Career:

Since June 2020: APART-GSK Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Research Project: Constitutional adjudication in the crisis of consensus democracy. The transformation of the Austrian Constitutional Court and the Swiss Federal Tribunal into players in major political conflicts

October 2019 - May 2020: Lise Meitner Fellow of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Institute for Constitutional and Administrative Law, University of Vienna

February 2017 - October 2019: Senior Research Fellow at the MPIL

October 2018 - February 2019: External lecturer, University of Vienna, Institut für Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht

April-July 2018: Visiting Researcher at iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts, University of Copenhagen

June 2017: PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (summa cum laude) with a thesis entitled Legitimacy in the Making. The Procedural and Organizational Law of the European Court of Justice, supervised by Armin von Bogdandy

2011-2017: Research Fellow at the MPIL 

March-April 2015: Visiting Researcher: Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique (CESSP), University Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne (with Prof. Antoine Vauchez)

July 2013: Academy of European Law Summer School on the Law of the European Union, EUI, Florence

June 2013: Introduction to Empirical Legal Studies Summer School (Applied Econometrics), Mannheim University

March–September 2011: Internship at the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Chambers of Judge Koen Lenaerts und Advocate General Juliane Kokott

2009-2010: Studies at the Institut d’Études Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris

2006-2011: Studies in Law at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz (research assistant at the Institute of International Law and International Relations, Prof. Kirsten Schmalenbach, and at the Institute for Civil Law, Foreign and International Private Law, Prof. Brigitta Lurger)


 APART-GSK Fellowship, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), 2019

Lise Meitner Fellowship, Austrian Science Fund (FWF), 2019

High Potential Award, University of Graz, 2011

Bruno Kreisky Scholarship, Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue, 2011