Sabine Mair is Assistant Professor of European Union law at the University of Amsterdam and member of the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG). Her current research focuses on the various forms of socio-political and economic meaning that EU law gives expression to through drawing from the methodological insight of linguistic and cultural studies, moral and political philosophy, and political theology.
Since 2022, Sabine Mair participates in the Horizon Europe project Red Spinel. Her contributions to the project focuses, amongst others, on the role of EU legal language-games in fortifying the growing dissensus on liberal democracy in the European Union.
Between 2015 and 2016, Sabine served as Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON).
Prior to joining UvA Law School, Sabine completed a Marie Curie fellowship at iCourts at the University of Copenhagen. Throughout this fellowship, she was awarded, together with a colleague, two grants from the Carlsberg Foundation and the Dreyer’s Foundation for the organization of a conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches and Methods in European Union law. Sabine is also a Global Research Fellow at iCourts at the University of Copenhagen. She has previously worked at the Court of Justice of the European Union as référendaire.
Sabine is trained as a political scientist and a lawyer. She holds a PhD in law from the European University Institute and received a LLM degree in European Law from the College of Europe Bruges, a LLM degree in Comparative, European and International law from the European University Institute in Florence, and a master's degree in political science from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Sabine has, furthermore, been a visiting researcher at Princeton University.