Affiliation:  Maastricht University

Keywords: Private Law, Economic Law, Transnational Law, Social Theory, Legal Sociology, Artificial Intelligence, Comparative Law


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Full profile: Anna studied law at the universities of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) and Linköping (Sweden). Following the completion of the German legal clerkship, she worked on and completed her PhD at Maastricht University (The Netherlands). Anna currently holds the Chair in Private Law and Social Theory at the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University. This appointment follows previous positions at the same Faculty, as an Associate (2022-2023) and Assistant (2015-2022) Professor. Prior to her faculty appointment, Anna was a postdoctoral Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute Florence (2015-2016).

In her work, Anna researches the interaction between the central institutions of private law, such as contract, tort, company, and current societal transformations. For this purpose, she uses methods from law and sociology to conduct comparative, doctrinal, and theoretical-normative research. Anna’s research was awarded prizes (German Dissertation Prize by the Körber Foundation) and has been offered grants by prestigious funders (ERC, MSCA, European Commission). Currently, Anna is the Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant CHAINLAW, which aims to develop a normative legal language to respond to the current socio-economic phenomenon of global value chains. Besides this larger project, she also interested researches appropriate private law responses to the digital transformation of society.