Vigjilenca Abazi is Assistant Professor of EU law at Maastricht University. She obtained her PhD degree at University of Amsterdam and her research on issues of secrecy in the European Union resulted in a monograph (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). She was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia Law School (2014) as well as a visiting researcher at European University Institute (2016).
Her expertise lies in issues of democratic accountability, transparency and whistleblower protection, international negotiations and security policies in the EU. On these topics, she has published, among others, at Common Market Law Review, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, German Law Journal. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Risk Regulation and the Journal of European Integration.
Upon invitation, she has given numerous academic lectures including at Harvard Law School, NYU Florence, NYU Paris, European University Institute, University of Bologna, University of Copenhagen, Sciences Po Paris, and Durham University. She has also been invited to present her research findings at the European Parliament and the Dutch House of Representatives.