source: Queen's University of Belfast
Dagmar Schiek is Professor of Law with a focus on European Union Law, Comparative Law and Labour Law. She holds a PhD from the University of Hamburg (1992), on the basis of a thesis asking the question "Is lifting the ban on women's nightwork in Europe a straight road to equality?". She has been granted the venia legend (authority to teach) in German and European Civil and Labour Law by University of Bremen (1999). This was on the basis of her Habilitation thesis on "Justice Differentiated? Protection against Discrimination in Contract Law" (published in German by Nomos publishers, 2000) and her inauguration lecture on "A sustainable legal frame for e-commerce" (not published).
Before joining Queen's, Dagmar held the Chair in EU Law at University of Leeds (Britain) from August 2007 to October 2014, where she also was Director of the Centre of European Law and Legal Studies (which is now dissolved). She has been Professor of European Economic Law at Carl-von-Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg (Germany, 10/1999-7/2007), where she was also the Director of the Hanse Law School (2002-2007) and one of altogether five deans of student education (2002-2006). Before becoming a professor she was Associate Professor of Civil and Labour Law at Bremen University (11/1993-9/1999), and lecturer for civil and labour law at Bundeswehruniversität Hamburg (7/1989-2/1990). She has also been visiting faculty at the Universities of the London School of Economics (Britain), Maastricht (The Netherlands), Ulster University (Northern Ireland), Hamburg and Gießen (both Germany). From 1990 to 1993 she advised German states governments in Berlin and Hessen on constitutional, employment and equality law and drafted these states anti-discrimination legislation.
Her current research in European Union Law and Comparative Law with specific expertise in labour law straddles two fields. First, she develops a critical legal studies perspective on the EU's unique socio-economic model, its impact on global governance and the interrelation of economic integration within the EU and Europe's societies. Second, she is an internationally acknowledged expert in European Union antidiscrimination law and policy.