M. Fichera

Massimo Fichera is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Law at the Department of Foundations of Law. His latest book is 'The EU and Constitutional Time: The Significance of Time in Constitutional Change' (Edward Elgar 2023). Prior to this position, he was Senior Research Fellow at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS), in connection with the Faculty of Law, University of Turku; Academy of Finland Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. He has also been Lecturer in European Studies at the Network for European Studies and, previously, Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Academy of Finland project on 'The Many Constitutions' led by prof. Kaarlo Tuori.

His research and teaching interests lie in the area of constitutional and legal theory, European constitutionalism, the interplay between legal systems. He is also interested -from a legal theoretical perspective - in the notion of transnational law, the public/private law divide and comparative constitutional law. 

He holds a PhD in Law (University of Edinburgh, UK), which was awarded the highest grade, and a Master in International Affairs (ISPI, Milan, Italy). He qualified as Avvocato (Barrister) in Italy and graduated at the Faculty of Law of the University of Messina (Italy).

Massimo Fichera carried out research while working at the United Nations and European Commission and has been Visiting Scholar in several institutes, including the European University Institute (Florence), the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (Edinburgh), the Faculty of Law of the University of Lund, the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law. He has been Emile Noël Global Fellow at the Jean Monnet Centre for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice, NYU.