Louisa Boulaziz

Guest researcher
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Mobile phone (+47) 400 94 261
Visiting address Gaustadalléen 30A Floor UE 0373 Oslo
Postal address P.O. Box 1143 0318 Oslo

Louisa Boulaziz is a PhD researcher at European University Institute. Her thesis is supervised by Professor and Stein Rokkan Chair, Simon Hix. Her thesis investigates the behavior of judges in the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Her ongoing work explores the gender effect on judicial decision-making in the ECJ, the effect of lawyer capability on judicial rulings and how private litigants and their capabilities may influence their likelihood of success in court.

During her stay at ARENA until the end of January 2022, Boulaziz will write her introduction to her PhD and work with her ongoing research for her dissertation.

Academic interests

Boulaziz' academic interests include research on European integration and political behavior. 


Louisa Boulaziz holds an MA and BA in political science from the University of Oslo. Her MA was awarded a Fritt Ord grant and explores lawyer capability in the ECJ. During her bachelor she was an exchange student at King’s College London. Whilst writing her MA she was a teacher assistant in methods and applied statistics for both bachelor and master students. She is interested in empirical research and as a teacher assistant she taught programming in R with applied statistics. She has also taught an introduction course in social science, a course mandatory for all bachelor students at the social science faculty. She was also a research assistant at PluriCourts research center at The Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, where she collected data on the ECJ. She also worked as a research assistant on several other projects.

Tags: Legitimacy, Courts, European Integration, Political Behaviour
Published Nov. 25, 2021 11:04 AM - Last modified Nov. 28, 2021 7:06 PM