New postdoctoral fellow: Tommaso Pavone
Tommaso Pavone joined PluriCourts in the beginning of September, as a postdoctoral fellow in political science.
Tommaso (Tom) Pavone received his Ph.D. in August 2019 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University, specializing in comparative politics, judicial politics, and law and society, with a regional focus on the European Union (EU). His comparative research probes the often concealed - and occasionally contentious - politics through which judges and lawyers advance social and policy change across national borders.
At PluriCourts he will be completing his book project titled The Ghostwriters: Lawyers and the Politics Behind the Judicial Construction of Europe, which reconstructs how entrepreneurial lawyers within EU member states encouraged clients to deliberately break state laws and mobilize national courts against their own governments to promote European integration and the authority of the European Court of Justice (CJEU).
His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including World Politics, Law & Society Review, Journal of Law & Courts, Journal of European Public Policy, European Law Journal, and Constitutional Studies. Outside of the academic life, Tom is an amateur weather forecaster and a halfway decent cook.