mw. dr. M. (Maria) Weimer
Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
1012 CN Amsterdam
Maria Weimer is assistant professor in EU law at the Law Faculty of the University of Amsterdam and a senior research fellow at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG). Before joining ACELG Maria Weimer worked as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Department of International and European Law of Maastricht University (2011-2013). She is an associate scholar of the Maastricht Centre for European Law (MCEL). She holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, where she wrote a thesis on the constitutionalisation of EU administrative governance of GMOs.
Maria Weimer studied law in France (Université d’Aix-Marseille), Germany (Hamburg University), and Italy (European University Institute). In Germany she passed the First State Examination in Law with honors (Prädikat) among the top 5 % of her year (2003). After graduation, she worked as a research assistant and tutor at the Department for Public Law of Hamburg University (2003-2005). She also holds a Master of Research in Law from the European University Institute (2006). In 2008/2009 she accomplished a traineeship at the Legal Service of the European Commission.
In the past Maria Weimer participated in collaborative EU projects funded under the 7th Framework Programme, such as INPROFOOD (Towards Inclusive Research Programming for Sustainable Food Innovations) and RECON (Reconstituting Democracy in Europe). She also worked as a research assistant at the Centre of European Law and Politics (ZERP) at Bremen University (2009-2011).
Maria Weimer’s key research areas are EU institutional and administrative law, EU constitutionalism, and EU governance and regulation, with a particular focus on risk regulation. Current research focuses on the role of WTO law in European and transnational multi-level governance. In 2012 Maria Weimer has been awarded a personal research grant by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) to carry out a research project titled “Defending European values in the World Trade Organisation? Exploring the relationship between EU regulation, WTO law, and the social disintegration of markets.”
“The role of the EU in transnational regulation of food safety: Extending experimentalist governance?”, co-authored with Ellen Vos, in Jonathan Zeitlin (ed), The role of the EU in transnational regulation: Extending experimentalist governance? (OUP, forthcoming 2013)
“A Crisis of Executive Managerialism in the European Union – No Alternative?”, co-authored with Christian Joerges, in Joanne Scott, Gràinne De Bùrca & Claire Kilpatrick (eds), Liber Amicorum for David Trubek (Hart Publishing, forthcoming 2013)
“EU Risk Governance of ‘Cloned Food’ – Regulatory Uncertainty Between Trade and Non-Trade” In: Marjolein Van Asselt, Esther Versluis and Ellen Vos (eds) Science and Politics in EU Risk Governance: Integrating Legal and Social Science Perspectives (Taylor & Francis/Routledge, 2013)
“What Price Flexibility? – The recent Commission Proposal to allow for national ‘opt-outs’ on GMO cultivation under the Deliberate Release Directive and the Comitology post-Lisbon”, European Journal of Risk Regulation 4/2010, pp. 345
“Applying Precaution in EU Authorization of Genetically Modified Products – Challenges and Suggestions for Reform,” Vol 16 (5) European Law Journal (2010), pp. 624
“Regulating Animal Cloning under WTO Law – Policy Choice versus Science,” Finnish Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 20 (2009), 291