Rainer Bauböck (EUI) holds a chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute. He is on leave from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna. From 1986 to 1999 Rainer Bauböck was a researcher and associate professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. He has taught regularly at the Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck and was a recurrent visiting professor at Central European University Budapest. He was also a visiting researcher/guest professor at the Bellagio Rockefeller Foundation (June-July 2006), at Yale University (Jan-May 2005), the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (2003), the University of Bristol (April-June 2002), University of Malmö (September 2000-February 2001); the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and Princeton University (September 1998-June 1999); and the University of Warwick (1990-91). In 2003-2005, Rainer Bauböck was President of the Austrian Association of Political Science. In November 2006, he was awarded the Latsis Prize of the European Science Foundation for his work on immigration and social cohesion in modern societies. From October 2012 Rainer Bauböck is Dean of Graduate Studies  at the European University Institute.

Ulf Bernitz (Oxford): Professor of European Law at Stockholm University, Visiting Professor of Örebro University, as well as Senior Research Fellow at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford. Bernitz is a leading expert in Sweden on EU law and its relation to the national settlement. Director for the Wallenberg Foundation Oxford/Stockholm Association in European Law, based at the Institute of European Law, University of Oxford, he also leads the Master of European Law Programme at Stockholm University.

Samantha Besson (Fribourg, Switzerland): Professor of Public International Law and European Law at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Co-Director of the European Law Institute of the Universities of Bern, Fribourg and Neuchâtel (Switzerland). She holds a degree in Swiss and European Law (University of Fribourg and Vienna), a Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law (University of Oxford), a PhD in Law (University of Fribourg) and a Habilitation in Legal Theory and Swiss, Comparative, European and International Constitutional Law (University of Bern). Her publications and research interests lie in European law and Public International Law and legal and political philosophy, and in particular in human rights law and theory. Besides publications in French, she is the author of the monograph The Morality of Conflict: Reasonable Disagreement and Law (Hart Publishing: Oxford, 2005). She co-edited, with José Luis Martí, the collections of essays Deliberative Democracy and its Discontents (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2006) and Legal Republicanism: National and International Perspectives (Oxford University Press: Oxford 2009) and, with John Tasioulas, The Philosophy of International Law (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2010)

Gerard-René De Groot (Maastricht): Gerard-René DeGroot is Professor of Comparative Law and Private International Law in Maastricht, Aruba and Hasselt. He studied Law at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands) and at the Westfälische Wilhelmsuniversität Münster (Germany). Since 1982, he has taught Private Law, Comparative Law and Private International Law at Maastricht University, where he obtained the degree of Doctor iuris and was later appointed as Professor. He has published extensively on comparative law, private international law, legal education, problems of legal translation, the law of property and nationality law. He is a consortium member of the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship, contributing a number of comparative studies of nationality legislation, including on birthright citizenship. He has worked closely with the Council of Europe in the development of regional standards relating to the regulation of nationality, including in the role of Scientific Expert of the Council of Europe’s Group of Specialists on Nationality. He also prepared a paper on ‘Preventing Statelessness among Children: Interpreting Articles 1-4 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness and Relevant International Human Rights Norms’ for UNHCR, helping to guide an Expert Meeting on the same question in May 2011.

Pavlos Eleftheriadis (Oxford): Pavlos Eleftheriadis is University Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and Fellow and Tutor in Law at Mansfield College. He is also a practising barrister in England and Wales from Francis Taylor Building in the Temple. He has been a lecturer at the London School of Economics and a visiting professor of European Law at Columbia University. He was awarded the Bodossaki Prize for Law in 2005. He teaches and publishes in constitutional law, the philosophy of law and European Union law. His book Legal Rights was published by Oxford University Press in 2008. He is the co-editor (with Julie Dickson) of the collection of essays The Philosophical Foundations of European Union Law (Oxford University Press, 2012) and is currently at work on a monograph on European Institutions provisionally entitled ‘A Union of Peoples: Europe as a Community of Principle’.

Eva Ersböll (Danish Institute for Human Rights): lawyer and formerly a legal assistant to the Danish Parliamentary Ombudsman and an analyst to the Commissioner of the Council of the Baltic Sea States on Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Including the Rights of Persons belonging to Minorities. Eva Ersbøll has done extensive research on human rights law, nationality law, European citizenship law and migration law with focus on language and integration tests. She has published widely on these and other topics, including the rights of the child and the rights of elderly persons suffering from dementia.
She has conducted and participated in a number of comparative studies on nationality and migration law, among others the NATAC comparative study on nationality law in 15 EU member states, the EUDO web platform hosted at the Robert Schuman Centre of the EUI) and the INTEC comparative study on Integration and Naturalisation Tests.

Michelle Everson (Birbeck): Professor of European Law in the School of Law, Birkbeck. Previously Managing Editor of the European Law Journal and member of the Centre for European Legal Policy at the University of Bremen, she has also served as Vice-Chair of the Academic Board for Social Sciences of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Everson has researched widely in the field of European Law and has particular interests in the areas of European regulatory law, European administrative and constitutional law and European citizenship.

Adrian Favell (Sciences Po, Paris): Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po in the Centre d’études européennes; and also Professor of European and International Studies at Aarhus University; previously Professor of Sociology at UCLA, and has worked at the Universities of Sussex, Utrecht and Louvain-la-Neuve. An advocate of interdisciplinary, comparative and multi-methods research, his publications include work on immigration and integration in Western Europe, East-West migration in Europe, high skilled international migration, and mobility and cosmopolitanism in European and Asian cities. He is the author of Eurostars and Eurocities: Free Movement and Mobility in an Integrating Europe (2008). http://www.adrianfavell.com

Andreas Føllesdal (Oslo): Professor of Political Philosophy at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo. Ph.D. 1991 in Philosophy, Harvard University. Principal Investigator, European Research Council Advanced Grant MultiRights 2011-16, on the legitimacy of multi-level human rights judiciary. Research Coordinator at the Norwegian Centre of Excellence for the Study of Mind in Nature. Publishes on a variety of issues concerning Human Rights, Globalisation, Democracy, and Europeanisation. Fellow of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Stefano Giubboni (Perugia & URGE): Associate Professor in Labour law at the University of Perugia and a practising barrister. Previously lecturer at the universities of Florence, Macerata, Urbino and Milano, and a recent visiting scholar at Columbia Law School and Durham University, he is part of the URGE network at Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin). A major expert on labour law and its implications for social rights in the EU and regularly acts as policy expert for the Commission, as well as for the Observatory on Fundamental Rights at Fondazione Basso (Rome).

Kees Groenendijk (Nijmegen): emeritus Professor of Sociology of Law at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Research Fellow at its Centre for Migration Law of which he was the chairman from 1995 till 2010 and Chairman of the Standing Committee of Experts on international immigration, refugee and criminal law (Meijers Committee). Previously Dean of the Faculty of Law (1993-1995), he was one of the founding editors of Rechtspraak Vreemdelingenrecht, a yearbook on Dutch and international case-law on immigration, refugees and race relations (1975-1992). Since 1992 he is member of the Network of Experts on Free Movement of Workers. His main research interests are: the social and legal status of immigrants, immigration and race relations legislation and policies, legal integration of immigrants and nationality law.

Sverker Gustafsson (Uppsala): professor at the Department of Government, Uppsala University. Until 2007 he served as Jean Monnet Professor of European political science. Since 2003, he is president of the Royal Society of Art and Sciences of Uppsala. His specialty is Swedish and European politics. Between 1997 and 2009 he was chairman of the Swedish political science institutions´ network for European studies and one of three editors of yearbook Europaperspektiv, published jointly by Swedish economists, lawyers and political scientists.

Christian Joerges (Bremen): Research Professor at the Collaborative Research Center’ Transformations of the State’, Co-Director of the and the Centre of European Law and Politics (ZERP) at the University of Bremen, and from 1. February 2012 onwards part-time Senior Professor for Law and Society at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. He was previously professor of European economic law at the EUI Florence (until 2007). His research focuses on Europeanisation processes and transnational governance. His most noted book is Darker Legacies of Law in Europe: The Shadow of National Socialism and Fascism over Europe and its Legal Traditions, ed. with Navraj S. Galeigh (2003). Recent publications include: Constitutionalism Multilevel Trade Governance and International Economic law,(ed with Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann), (2nd ed. 2011 and Karl Polanyi, Globalisation and the Potential of Law in Transnational Markets ,ed with Josef Falke, (2011).

Theodora Kostakopoulou (Warwick): Professor of European Union Law and European Integration at the University of Warwick. Formerly, she was Jean Monnet Professor in European Law and European Integration and Co-director of the Institute of Law, Economy and Global Governance at the University of Manchester, where she spent twelve years, and Jean Monnet Lecturer at the University of East Anglia and deputy Director of the Centre for European Law and Practice (1996-1999). Dora joined the AHRC’s Peer Review College in 2009 and is a member of the editorial board of Citizenship Studies. She has been British Academy, Thank Offering to Britain Fellow (2003-2004) and recipient of an Innovation Award by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2004-2005). The financial support of these bodies enabled her to complete her second research monograph on The Future Governance of Citizenship which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008. Projects have also been funded by UACES, The European Commission and Norface.

Hedvig Lokrantz Bernitz (Stockholm): Assistant professor in constitutional law at Stockholm University. Previously she has been assistant professor and teacher at Örebro University and Stockholm university. Her research interests are national Swedish citizenship, Citizenship from an international perspective, Union Citizenship and Freedom of Expression.

Willem Maas (York University, Canada): is Jean Monnet Chair and Associate Professor at Glendon College, York University, where he directs the EU Centre of Excellence. His book Creating European Citizens (2007) argues that European integration involves not only economic cooperation but also a political project of transcending borders and building a European community of people. He is editor of Multilevel Citizenship (2013) and Democratic Citizenship and the Free Movement of People (2013) and is researching the evolution of Dutch citizenship. Professor Maas is founding co-president of the new Migration and Citizenship Section of the American Political Science Association and previously taught at New York University and (as PhD candidate) Yale University.

Agustìn José Menéndez (Léon & ARENA): Agustín José Menéndez read law at the Universidad de Oviedo, the European Academy of Legal Theory in Brussels and the EUI in Florence. He is currently lecturer of legal theory and the theory of the state at the Universidad de León, and European fellow at ARENA, Universitetet i Oslo.
His fields of interest include the the constitutional theory of the democratic state, the relationship between legal orders, the socio-economic dimension of European integration, and the corruption of law in wicked legal systems. He is the author of Justifying Taxes (2001) and Una difesa moderata della Sentenza Lisbona (2012)

Patricia Mindus (Uppsala): Associate Professor in Practical Philosophy. Her areas of expertise include Political and Legal theory, Citizenship Studies, EU Studies. Before joining the Philosophy Department at Uppsala University, she worked as research fellow at the Department of Political Studies, University of Turin and as assistant professor in Political Theory, Theory of Human Rights, and History of Political Thought at the universities of Turin and Aosta (Italy).

Jane Reichel (Uppsala): Associate Professor and senior lecturer of Administrative Law at the Faculty of Law, Uppsala University (Sweden). 
Her current research involves aspects of administrative law beyond the nation stat; European and global regulatory processes, their significance for assessing legal sources and the protection of fundamental rights. These issues are foremost studied in the area of bioethics and biobanking.

Jo Shaw (Edinburgh): Salvesen Chair of European Institutions and is Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science. Her earlier appointments included a post as Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair of European Law and Integration at the University of Leeds, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Law in Europe, between 1995 and 2001, and posts at the Universities of Keele and Exeter, and University College London. During 1998, she was EU-Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence and Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. From 2001-2004 she managed a study on Constitutionalism, Federalism and the Reform of the European Union at the Federal Trust in London, as a Senior Research Fellow. She was Chair of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (2003-2006) and is on the Editorial Board of the European Law Review. She co-edits the major book series for CUP, the Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy and is on the editorial board of the UACES-Routledge Contemporary European Studies (CES) book series.

Albert Weale (UCL): Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at UCL. Throughout his career his work has explored how political principles relate to a wide range of public policy contexts including health care, the environment and the welfare state. Recently his focus has been on the normative foundations of democracy. This has led to the publication of his widely read Democracy and his ESRC funded research project that investigates the shared foundations of deliberative democracy and social contract accounts of economic justice. Before joining UCL Professor Weale worked at the University of Essex, the University of East Anglia and the University of York. He has also held visiting positions at Yale University, the University of Dar Es Salaam and Australian National University. He has recently ended a term of office as Vice-President (Public Policy) of the British Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences.

Patrick Weil (Sorbonne) is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris1, Pantheon-Sorbonne. Professor Weil's work focuses on comparative immigration, citizenship, and Church States law and policy. His most recent book is The Sovereign Citizen:  Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic (Penn Press, Nov. 1, 2012). Among other most recent publications are How to be French? Nationality in the Making since 1789 (Duke University Press, 2008), Why the French Laïcité is Liberal, Cardozo Law Review, June 2009, Vol. 30, Number 6, 2699-2714, and (with Son-Thierry Ly) The Anti-racist Origins of the American Immigration Quota System, Social Research, Volume 77, Number 1 (Spring 2010), pp. 45-79. In France, Professor Weil has participated in a 2003 Presidential Commission on secularism, established by Jacques Chirac. In 1997, he completed a mission and a report on immigration and nationality policy reform for Prime Minister Lionel Jospin which led to the implementation of new immigration and citizenship laws adopted the following year. He also holds an appointment as Professor at the Paris School of Economics.

Mauro Zamboni (Stockholm): Professor of law at the Stockholm University and the Centre for Law and Governance at the University of Groningen. His fields of interest are jurisprudence, comparative law and the relationships between European law and politics (mostly from a legal theoretical perspective).