On these pages you can find information about my work as Research Director at the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg – Institute for European Integration and Research Associate and Lecturer at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Hamburg.


Prior to this, I have been Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, the University of Cambridge, Sciences Po in Paris, and conducted research as Chercheur en Sciences Politiques at the European Court of Justice (CJEU) and Guest Researcher (postdoc) at the ARENA Centre for European Studies in Oslo, and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. Most recently, I carried out an independent research project on the role of inter-regionalism in International Relations at the Fudan Development Institute (FDDI) in Shanghai as well as at the European Union Centre in Taiwan (EUTW).

My research interests include politics and law, EU public policy and policy field analysis, democracy in multi-level governance systems, integration through law and “law in context”, qualitative methods and contextualism as well as the work of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.



Recent Publications


KontextualismusAndreas Grimmel: Die neue Europäische UnionSolidarity in the EU
Kontextualismus: Grundlagen
und Anwendungsgebiete
in Politik und Recht (2019)

Baden-Baden: Nomos
(314 pages)
ISBN: 978-3-8487-5815-9

Die neue Europäische Union: Zwischen Integration und Desintegration (2020)
Baden-Baden: Nomos
(306 pages)
ISBN: 978-3-8487-6428-0
Solidarity in the
European Union:
A Fundamental Value
in Crisis (2017)

Heidelberg: Springer
(176 pages, together with
S. M. Giang, eds.)
ISBN 978-3-319-57035-8