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Anna Wallerman Ghavanini

Assistant Head of Department

Department of
Law
Telephone
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Room number
C606
Postal address
Box 650
40530 Göteborg

Senior Lecturer

Department of
Law
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Room number
C606
Postal address
Box 650
40530 Göteborg

About Anna Wallerman Ghavanini

Anna Wallerman Ghavanini is an associate professor of EU Law at the University of Gothenburg and a senior lecturer in procedural law. She holds an LL D from the University of Gothenburg (2015), and has previously held positions at the European University Institute and the University of Zurich as well as visiting professorships at the universities of Bern and Vienna. She is currently a visiting professor at the Digital Science Centre, University of Innsbruck.

Anna's research interests lie at the crossroads of EU, procedural, and constitutional law. She is particularly interested in judicial decision-making and the role of courts and judges in modern democratic society and in legal empirical research methods. She is currently a PI of the research project Separation of powers in 21st century Europe (www.separope.eu), where she leads a research team working on the role of the judicial power in the EU constitutional architecture. She is also engaged in several interdisciplinary research collaborations including the IUROPA project (www.iuropa.pol.gu.se), of which she is a co-coordinator. She has recently concluded the research project As You Sow...? The Influence of the Referring Court in the Preliminary Reference Procedure, funded by the Max Weber Programme and the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation. A video presentation of the main results of that project is available here.

Anna is assistant head of department with responsibility for research education and chair of the procedural law research group. She teaches procedural and EU law at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervises master and PhD students in the same fields.

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Research areas

  • Civil procedure
  • EU law
  • Legal Empirical Studies
  • Judicial Politics

Research in progress

  • Separation of Powers in 21st Century Europe (SepaRope), 2020-09 – 2023-08 The CJEU Database Project, 2019-01 - 2024-08
  • IUROPA (the CJEU Database project), 2019-01 - 2024-12
  • Judicial Politics in Scandinavia, 2020-01 - 2022-12
  • The Scandinavian Rights Revolution, 2018-01 - 2021-12

Teaching areas

  • Procedural law
  • EU law

Selected publications

A Wallerman Ghavanini, 'Remedies for non-material damages: Striking out in a new direction? Braathens', 59 Common Market Law Review, 2022, pp 151–170, https://gup.ub.gu.se/publications/show/313279

A Wallerman Ghavanini, 'United we stand, divided we sue: Collective access to court for labour and social security claims in Sweden', 12 European Labour Law Journal, 2021, pp 492–507, https://gup.ub.gu.se/publication/310198

C Eckes, P Leino Sandberg and A Wallerman Ghavanini, ‘Conceptual framework for the project Separation of Powers for 21st Century Europe (SepaRope)’ Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance Research Paper No. 2021-01, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No 2021-06, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3777334#

A Wallerman Ghavanini, ‘Power Talk: Effects of Inter-Court Disagreement on Legal Reasoning in the Preliminary Reference Procedure’ 5 European Papers – A Journal on Law and Integration 2020, pp 887–910, https://www.europeanpapers.eu/en/e-journal/power-talk-effects-inter-court-disagreement-preliminary-reference

U Šadl and A Wallerman, ‘’The Referring Court Asks, in Essence’: Is the Court of Justice’s Reformulation of Preliminary Questions a Decision Writing Fixture or a Decision-Making Approach?’, 25 European Law Journal 2019, pp 416–433, https://gup.ub.gu.se/publication/282911