Dr. Luisa Marin

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Assistant Professor in European Law

Ravelijn building
Room: 4210
Phone: +31 53 489 2413/ 3260 (secr.) 

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 217
NL-7500 AE Enschede
secr.: Manon Jannink

General Information

Dr. Luisa Marin is Assistant Professor of European Law since November 2007. She is affiliated to the Centre for European Studies (CES), Research Fellow of the Institute for Governance Studies (IGS) and Affiliate Senior Researcher at the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology

Areas of expertise

  • Border surveillance in the governance of human mobility
  • Dual-use technologies (namely drones) and their interactions with law and policy    
  • Data protection / privacy
  • European Criminal law / Judicial Cooperation Criminal Matters
  • Constitutional Analysis of EU Law


I hold a PhD in 'Italian and European Constitutional Law' from the University of Verona (Italy), where I have also conducted post-doctoral research. I have defended my PhD before a jury chaired by Prof. Marta Cartabia.

During and after my PhD I joined, first, the University of Utrecht (as an exchange PhD candidate), then the University of Helsinki (post-doctoral researcher, School of Law, Department of Criminal Law, upon invitation of Prof. Kimmo Nuotio), and in 2010 the European University Institute (as Visiting Fellow).

I hold a Law Degree (110/110) and a Master per Giuristi Internazionali  (Master for International Lawyers) of the “Alma Mater Studiorum”, the University of Bologna (Italy), and I have spent my Erasmus in France at the “Université Robert Schuman” of Strasbourg (France).

Research and Publications

My research focuses on cutting-edge themes of European integration and governance, with an inter-disciplinary perspective; though I am originally a lawyer, my analysis is by no means confined to law, but I use a law-in-context approach and combine the analysis of legal instruments to policy and socio-legal analysis.

In the last five years I have worked and published on the principles of EU law, on the regulation of new and emerging technologies, on crimmigration, on the governance of the Internet, on border surveillance and refugee crisis, on drone technology, border surveillance and data protection.

My research outputs span from guest editorship in international and ISI journals, to organizing panels and conferences, to publications in primary journals and book projects, to reviewing articles for international and ISI journals and leading book projects. In the same period, I have presented my research at numerous universities across Europe and US, also upon invitation, and I have joined experts’ panels at an ERA conference (Trier) and at the European Data Protection Supervisor.

I have reviewed articles for the journals ‘European Security’, the ‘’Journal of Contemporary European Research’, ‘Journal of Common Market Studies’, ‘Security Dialogue’, and book projects on security, privacy and technologies.

I am a board member of ‘Freedom, Security and Justice: European Legal Studies’.

For a full list of publications, check here


Bachelor courses/modules:

  • Module “Bachelor Thesis Circle” (2016- now)
  • Module “The Modern State”, EPA (European Public Administration) Programme (2013- now)
  • Module “The EU in the World”, EPA Programme (2016- now)
  • Course “European Legal Integration” (Programme: European Studies, ES) (until 2012-2013)
  • Course “European Legal Governance" (ES) (until 2013-2014)

Master courses: European Union Law (ES, 2007-now)

Fundraising capacity

  • 2016: participation in the H2020 IA proposal in SEC-19-BES-2016 – Data Fusion for Maritime Security Applications
  • 2012: UT Aspasia grant (15,000 Euro)
  • 2009: UT incentive fund (17,000 Euro)
  • 2008: UT incentive fund (3,000 Euro)

Professional Qualifications

Avvocato (Lawyer). Admitted to the Bar before the Venice Court of Appeal in 2004, Dr. Marin is a member of the Bar of Treviso (Ordine degli Avvocati) since 2010.

Ancillary functions

Luisa is a member of the Commissie Meijers, the Standing Committee of Experts on International Immigration, Refugee and Criminal law, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Luisa is also a member of EDEN, the Europol Data Protection Experts Network, within Europol.


My Agenda

  • 12-13 April 2018, University of Bologna, presentation of L. Marin, “Personal data are not bananas: Data protection across the Atlantic: TTIP, Privacy Shield and beyond”, LAw-TTIP II Conference, Rights, Values and Trade: is an Agreement between the EU and US Still Possible?
  • 10 April 2018, Scuola Universitaria Superiore ‘Sant’Anna’, Pisa, Guest Lecture: Securing rights against (transnational) public powers? The Schrems case and its meaning for transatlantic cooperation, Master in International Security Studies (MISS)
  • 14 December 2017, Guest Lecture at the PhD program in Public Law, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, on the subject: ‘Gli effetti esterni della normativa europea sulla privacy’ (invited by Prof. Luigi Daniele)
  • 23-24 November 2017, chair of the panel ‘The AFSJ in the Age of Technology, Security and Surveillance’ and discussant of the panel ‘The Future of the Security Union after Brexit’ (with speeches of Mr. Giovanni Buttarelli, EDPS, and Prof. Deirdre Curtin, EUI) at the conference “From Justice and Home Affairs to Security Union: Europe’s Silver Jubilee”, European University Institute (EUI), invited by Prof. Deirdre Curtin
  • 28 November 2017, Guest Lecture at the PhD program in Public Law, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, on the subject: Fiducia reciproca, mutuo riconoscimento e diritti fundamentali negli strumenti di cooperazione transnazionale dello Spazio di Liberta’, Sicurezza e Giustizia (invited by Prof. Luigi Daniele)

Past Activities

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