Juan Antonio Mayoral Diaz-Asensio

Juan A. Mayoral is ‘Ramón y Cajal’ Research Fellow at Carlos III University and holds an interdisciplinary education based on his PhD in Political and Social Sciences (European University Institute) and BAs in Law, Philosophy and Political Science. In his PhD thesis, Juan has innovatively contributed to the interdisciplinary understanding of the politics of judicial enforcement of EU law. His doctoral research received peer recognition through the award of the Best Thesis Prize from the Spanish Association of Political Science (2015). After his PhD, Juan joined iCourts at the University of Copenhagen as postdoctoral fellow in 2014, where he also reached the position of Assistant (2017) and Associate professor (2019). During his time at iCourts, he implemented interdisciplinary and methodological teaching and research for the study of EU law and International Law and Courts at the Faculty of Law and the Department of Political Science of the University of Copenhagen.

His work on EU law, courts and Europeanization has been published in recognized journals in the field and acknowledged by a multidisciplinary audience. He has frequently participated in seminars and discussions related to EU Law, Politics and Sociology and he also has actively promoted such debates by organising and participating in interdisciplinary academic conferences and workshops with top-scholars in the field. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Law & Courts Section of the European Consortium for Political Research, member of the Board of Danish European Community Studies Association and of the Network of legal empirical scholars.

Areas of specialization

Judicial Behavior

Law & Politics / Comparative Judicial Politics

Judicial Trust

Theories of Democracy

Public opinion & Elites

European Integration & Law

Global and Regional Governance

Empirical Legal Studies

Qualitative & Quantitative/Mixed Methods