Marie-Pierre Granger is Associate Professor (resident faculty) with a joint appointment between the Department of Public Policy and the Department of Legal Studies. She is the Academic Director of the Mundus MAPP Program.
She received her Ph.D. in European Law from the University of Exeter (United Kingdom, 2001) after studying political sciences, public administration and law at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Lyon (France), Jean Moulin University- Lyon III (France), Aristotle University (Greece) and Montpellier I University (France). From 2001 to 2004, she held a lectureship position at the School of Law of the University of Exeter.
In 2021-2022, Marie-Pierre currently teaches courses on European integration and governance, EU law, EU human rights law and policy, Law and Public Policy and Courts as Global Policy Actors.
From 2005 until 2012, Marie-Pierre co-directed, together with Imola Streho (Sciences-Po Paris), the annual summer course on Advanced EU Legal Practice, taught by the Total Law Team (led by J. Weiler, NYU). Between 2006 and 2019, she was the CEU coordinator for the Allianz Summer Academy on Europe.
Marie-Pierre’s research interests lie in the fields of European Union Law; European integration and governance; comparative public law; access to justice; judicial processes and remedies; human rights; social justice and citizenship. She is particularly interested in teasing out the dynamics of interactions between law, politics and policy across different levels of governance, and integrating the insights of different disciplines in order to better understand legal developments and the impact of law on society. Her articles appear in the European Law Review, European Public Law, the Modern Law Review, Comparative European Politics, etc. She has contributed numerous book chapters in edited volumes and research handbooks, published by Oxford University Press, Hart, Bruylant, Edward Elgar, or Kluwer. She acted as Executive Board member and work package coordinatory in EU funded collaborative research projects on barriers to EU citizenship (bEUcitizen 2014-2017) and Justice for Europe (ETHOS 2017-2019). She recently co-edited (with PJ Cardwell) The Research Handbooks on the Politics of EU Law (Edward Elgar, 2020), (with E Guinchard) The New EU Judiciary - An analysis of current judicial reform (Kluwerlaw International, 2017) and (with S de Vries and H de Waele) Civil Rights and EU Citizenship: Challenges at the Crossroads of European, National and Private Spheres (Edward Elgar, 2018). She advises governments in her area of expertise, and collaborates as an external consultant and expert with various funding organizations and public consultancy firms.
Marie-Pierre is a member of the CEU Works Council, the CEU Equal Opportunity Committee, the Ethical Research Committee and the CEU Library Committee.