Elena Simina Tănăsescu is professor at the Law Faculty of the Bucharest University, where she teaches comparative and European constitutional law. She is prof. habil. at the Bucharest University and Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is director of the Centre for Constitutional Law and Political Institutions (www.cdcip.ro).
She has been vice-dean of the Law Faculty and pedagogical coordinator of the Collège juridique franco-roumain d’études européennes (2008-2014) and representative of the civil society in the Superior Council of Magistracy (2009-2011). Elena Simina Tănăsescu represented Romania in the management board of the Agency for Fundamental Rights (2007 – 2011) and in the Group of Independent Experts next to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (since 2004).
Visiting professor at several universities in Europe and Latin America, she has been director, researcher or national rapporteur in numerous national and international projects. Author of more than 75 studies, articles and notes, the list of her publications include books such as The Interpretation of the Constitution. Theory and Practice, The Romanian Constitution – comments article by article, Constitutional reform: analysis and projections.
In 2011, she was awarded by the French President with the distinction Chevallier de l`Ordre national pour mérite.