Hello! Thanks for visiting my website. I am Dr Firat Cengiz. I am a senior lecturer in law and Marie Curie Fellow at the School of Law and Social Justice of the University of Liverpool. Previously I worked and researched at the University of Tilburg (the Netherlands), European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and Georgetown University (Washington D.C.) I have a PhD in law and a masters degree in international competition law from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK).
My research interests cover a wide area of European Union governance, including economic governance and its legitimacy, Turkey–European Union relations and gender equality. As a unifying theme of these research interests, I am primarily interested in citizens’ democratic engagement with policymaking. My research is interdisciplinary cutting across law, political science and economics. I have vast experience in collaborating with political scientists and economists. My teaching is also interdisciplinary and it is cultivated with my international teaching experiences. Among others, I teach a highly popular, interdisciplinary and research-led law and economics module in Liverpool.
My current research project benefits from a competitive and prestigious European Union Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. This project is entitled ‘Anchoring the Consumer: Legitimacy and Accountability in Competition Law’. The project investigates the roles played by citizens and institutions representing their interests (including civil society, courts and the European Parliament) in the European Union’s competition policymaking.
I am very much interested in working with others from and outside academia interested in these subjects, including civil society organisations, NGOs and media. If you are interested in my research, I would like to hear from you. Please get in touch.