Silvia Adamo has studied law in Italy and Portugal and completed her L.L.M. and Ph.D. in Denmark. She is currently a Postdoc at the Centre for European Studies in Economic Law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Her research interests and publications involve migration law, citizenship law, critical legal theory, linguistic diversity, and the interaction between law and political philosophy on multiculturalism. Silvia has been teaching courses on legal philosophy and citizenship law at postgraduate level. She is the co-editor of the book ‘Linguistic Diversity and European Democracy’ (Ashgate, 2011) and the editor of ‘Retfærd, Nordic Journal of Law and Justice’. Silvia has been a visiting scholar at Queen’s University, Department of Philosophy, Ontario, Canada (2006), UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall (2011) and the European University Institute, Florence (2012).
Leopoldo Alas Tolivar is Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Oviedo and, earlier, in Murcia and Leon. He was Secretary General of the University of Oviedo (1983-1986) and Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the University of León (1988-1992).
He graduated in Law from the University of Oviedo, with Honors. He is Doctor of Law with summa cum laude from the Universities of Bologna, Vittorio Emanuele II.
He is Technical Planner by INAP (National Institute of Public Administration).
Leopoldo Alas is President of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence of Asturias and correspondent of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Catalonia. He is also Director of Regional Arts Center and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Asturian Studies.
Leopoldo Alas Tolivar is particularly interested in Regional and local law; health Law; private management of health services; Social services; State liability.
Alejandra Boto holds a Ph.D in Administrative Law and is an accredited Senior Lecturer in Public Law. She currently works as a Junior Lecturer and researcher at the University of Oviedo. She is a member of the SPAG research team, directed by professor Tolivar Alas. Her research interests cover administrative organization, public services provision and users' rights. She is the author of "La pervivencia de la potestad gubernativa de derribo" (Oviedo: University of Oviedo, 2006), "La Administración instrumental en el proceso" (Madrid: Reus, 2011), "El enigma de la descentralización funcional" (Barcelona: Erasmus, 2013) and several parts of books published in Canada, Germany and Spain on a wide range of Administrative Law regular topics. Recent work also includes several articles in journals published in the United States, France, Italy and Colombia, focusing on Comparative Public Law them all.
Kata Amon received her first MA at the Corvinus University of Budapest in International Relations and her second MA at the Central European University in Gender Studies. She was a visiting student researcher at the Institute of Public Knowledge at New York University. Her research interests include the political constructions of citizenship, urban poverty, and feminism. In her dissertation, she aims to explore how the political discourses of undeservingness influence policy-making against homelessness and the street-level institutional practices dealing with homelessness.
Bridget Anderson is Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director at COMPAS, primarily working on projects in the Citizenship and Belonging, Labour Markets and Welfare clusters.
She has a DPhil in Sociology and previous training in Philosophy and Modern Languages. She is the author of ‘Us and Them: the Dangerous Politics of Immigration Controls’ (OUP, 2013) and ‘Doing the dirty work? The global politics of domestic labour’. She co-edited ‘Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour Shortages, Immigration and Public Policy with Martin Ruhs (2010) and 'The Social, Political and Historical Contours of Deportation' with Matthew Gibney and Emanuela Paoletti (2013).
Bridget is particularly interested in citizenship, nationalism, immigration enforcement (including ‘trafficking’), and low waged labour, migration and the state. She has worked closely with migrants' organisations, trades unions and legal practitioners at local, national and international level.
Silvia Gómez Ansón is Professor of Finance and Accounting at the University of Oviedo, Spain. She received her Master in International Economics from the Universität Konstanz, Germany, she received her PhD in 1997 from the University of Oviedo, Spain. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Otto von Guericke Universität and Europa Universität Viadrina, Germany and at the University of Torino, Italy. She has acted as evaluator of grants for the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the European Commission, Spanish regional research agencies and the Spanish national research agency. She has also been a peer-reviewer for international journals.
Her main areas of research and teaching are corporate governance, family firms, privatizations, corporate finance. Over the past years, she has participated in the Network of Excellence of the Sixth Framework Program “Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe” and received funding and coordinated research projects from the Spanish Ministry of Science.
Margarita Argüelles Vélez is Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Oviedo, Spain. She received her PhD in 1996 from the University of Oviedo, Spain. She has been Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK. She has also been a peer-reviewer for international journals.
Her main areas of research and teaching are regional economics, environmental economics and European Union economy. Her publications include articles in refereed journals and chapters and co-edition in collective volumes.
Ana rosa Arguelles Blanco is Associate Professor of Labour and Social Security Law at the University of Oviedo. She has done research at the Centre d'Investigation et Recherches Critiques sur le Droit (CERCRID, Unité Associée au C.N.R.S.) at the Jean Monnet University (Saint Étienne, France), as well as at the Faculty of Law and the Maison de Sciences de l'Homme "Ange Guépin" at Nantes University. Prof. Argüelles has taught courses in the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the Panama central University and is a faculty member in the GEMMA programme (Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Women's and Gender Studies). She was coordinator and teaching faculty of the module "Gender roles, family relationships and Labour Law". This subject is part of the Official MA-Ph.D. in Gender Equality in Humanities, Social and Juridical Sciences organized by the International University Menéndez-Pelayo (UIMP) and the Board of Higher Scientific Research (CSIC).
Her main interests are in Working Time, Leave of Absence, Working-live Balance, equal opportunities at work, Collective Bargaining; Facilities for Worker's Representatives and Public Employees.
Wieger Bakker is associate professor in public governance at the Utrecht University School of Governance within the faculty of Law, Economics and Governance (LEG). Since 2010 he is director of the undergraduate school. In September 2012 he was appointed as a Utrecht University Teaching Fellow for the faculty LEG.
Central themes in his lecturing and research are among others: the tension between rationality and power in public policy formation and implementation; the role of governmental policy-making for the shape and change of public (welfare) institutions and the way in which public responsibilities are organised and executed within public institutions. Two policy sectors have his special attention: international development cooperation and education.
His fields of expertise are the following: international development cooperation as a Dutch policy domain; change of educational institutions; policy development and implementation within the (international) public domain.