Hanneke VAN EIJKEN, Dr. LLM.
Hanneke van Eijken completed her Master’s programme in European Law at Utrecht University, with an honourable mention, in 2007. She worked at Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn as a support lawyer in the European law division. Hanneke conducted a PhD thesis, in which she analysed the role of EU citizenship in the process of the constitutionalisation of the European Union, under the supervision of Professor and judge of the CJEU Sacha Prechal. During her research she made several research visits to the Court of Justice in Luxembourg and stayed at the European University Institute in Florence as a visiting researcher. Her research fields are EU citizenship, constitutional EU law, fundamental rights protection, free movement rights, democracy and political participation and judicial review.
Moreover, from September 2008 to September 2013 Hanneke was assistant coordinator for the European Commission’s Network of Legal Experts in the Field of Gender Equality. Hanneke taught courses on International and European law, in the Netherlands as well as in Istanbul and Zagreb. Hanneke is part of the editorial board of the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Europees Recht and is a board member of the Dutch Association for Migration Research. Since September 2013 she has been a lecturer in European law at Utrecht University and works as a postdoctoral researcher for the BEUcitizen project.
Outside the context of European law, Hanneke writes poetry and performs at literary festivals. Her collection of poetry was published in the spring of 2013 (‘Papieren veulens’, Prometheus, 2013).