Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984 – 1988
    Studied political science at the Universities of Marburg and Hamburg, Germany

  • 1989
    MSc in Science, Technology and Industrialisation, University of Sussex, UK

  • 1989 – 1990
    Research Officer at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex

  • 1997
    Visiting researcher at the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales, Paris, France

  • 1998
    Visiting researcher at the Robert Schuman Centre, Florence, Italy

  • 1998
    Doctorate in political science at the University of Hamburg

  • 1990 – 2005
    Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), Cologne, Germany

  • 2004 – 2005
    Professor pro tempore of European Studies at the University of Jena, Germany (offer of permanent professorship there declined)

  • 2005
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) and venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in political science at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany

  • 2005
    Appointment as professor of political science at Bielefeld University

  • Since 2006
    Professor of policy analysis at the University of Bremen, Germany

  • 2008 – 2009
    Vice dean of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

  • 2009 – 2012
    Dean of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

Selected publications

  • Schmidt, Susanne K., 2018: The European Court of Justice and the Policy Process The Shadow of Case Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Blauberger, M., Schmidt, S.K.: Welfare Migration? Free Movement of EU Citizens and Access to Social Benefits. In: Research & Politics, 1(3), 2014, S. 1-7.

  • Schmidt, S.K.; Sievers, J.: Squaring the Circle with Mutual Recognition – Demoicratic Governance in Practice. In: Journal of European Public Policy 22 (1), 2014.

  • Schmidt, S.K.: Judicial Europeanization. The Case of Zambrano in Ireland, in: West European Politics, Special Issue 37 (4), 2014. S. 769-785.

  • Schmidt, S.K.: A Sense of Déjà Vu – The FCC's Preliminary European Stability Mechanism Verdict. In: German Law Journal, 14(1), 2013. S. 1-20.

  • Schmidt, S.K.; Kelemen, R.D. (Hg.): The Power of the European Court of Justice. Journal of European Public Policy, Special Issue 19(1), 2013.

  • Schmidt, S.K.; Wonka A.: European Commission. In: Erik Jones/Anand Menon/Stephen Weatherhill (Hg.): The Oxford Handbook of the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. S. 336-349.

  • Schmidt, S.K.: Who Cares about Nationality? The Path-dependent Case Law of the ECJ from Goods to Citizens. In: Schmidt, S.K. / Kelemen, R.D. (Hg.): Perpetual Momentum – Reconsidering the Power of the European Court of Justice. Special Issue, Journal of European Public Policy 19(1), 2012. S. 8-24.

  • Schmidt, S.K.: When efficiency results in redistribution: the conflict over the single services market. In: West European Politics 32(4), 2009. S. 847-865.

  • Schmidt, S.K.: Mutual Recognition as a New Mode of Governance. In: Schmidt, S.K. (Hg.): Mutual recognition as a new mode of governance. Special Issue, Journal of European Public Policy 14(5), 2007. S. 667-681.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Director of the project „Transnationalization and the judicialization of welfare, TransJudFare“ of the NORFACE Welfare State Futures (WSF) Joint Research Programme, Bremen, Copenhagen, Salzburg, Amsterdam, 2015 – 2018

  • Director of Subproject A6, "Political autonomy in the EU multi-level legal system" within Collaborative Research Centre 597, Statehood in Metamorphosis, University of Bremen, Germany, 2008 – 2014

  • The "Domestic Impact of European law" subproject within the European University Institute's "Integrated Project on New Modes of Governance" for the EU's 6th Framework Programme, October 2004 – May 2008

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Senate and Grants Committee for research training groups, 2011-2016

  • Member of the executive committee, European Union Studies Association, 2011-2015

  • Member of the editorial board of the journal Public Administration, since 2011

  • Member of the selections committee for the DVPW's Early-Career Researcher Prize, 2010

  • Served as a reviewer for political science in the selections process for the ORA (Open Research Area in Europe for the Social Sciences) programme of the DFG, ANR, ESRC and NWO, 2010

  • Liaison to students from the German National Academic Foundation, since 2008

  • Served as a reviewer for political science in the project selections process for the joint ANR/DFG programme in the humanities and social sciences, 2008 and 2009

  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of European Public Policy, 2004-2016

  • Member of the editorial board of the journal European Union Politics, 2000 – 2003

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