Mr. dr. Maja Sahadzic is Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at the School of Law and Researcher at Montaigne Center for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice (Utrecht University), Visiting Professor (University of Antwerp), Senior Research Fellow (Law Institute in B&H), and Affiliated Scholar (Center for Comparative and Transnational Law at CUHK). Maja is Co-chair of the Committee on New Directions in Scholarship of the ICON S, the largest international learned society with members from all around the globe.

Before joining Utrecht University, she was Assistant Professor and Postdoc (University of Antwerp) while she also held other academic positions in Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and the United States. 

Her research revolves around multilevel governance, dynamic legitimacy, dynamic stability, asymmetries, constitutional values and principles, fundamental rights, authoritarianism, alternative conflict solutions, and constitutionalism under extreme measures. She aims to expand her research to antidemocratic risks caused by technology. Her passion is also the methodology of (legal) research. Her research is interdisciplinary and comparative and she often experiments with methodological frameworks that include a fusion of empirical and qualitative approaches. 

She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Toronto, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, The University of Hong Kong, MGIMO University, and Victoria University of Wellington and a visitor on the study visit at the Center for Democracy Studies Aarau and the Swiss Parliament. 

Maja remains an expert in the constitutional system of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Balkans' politics. 

She is one of the supervisors in the University of Antwerp project team in a Horizon Europe-funded project Legitimult

She has been a consultant or adviser including the diplomatic missions of the USA, Italy, Belgium, the Flemish Parliament, UN, UNDP, USAID, and SDC. 

Maja is involved in many outreach activities. Some of the recent ones are available at ConstitutionNet, Verfassungsblog, Eurac, and AlJazeera Balkans.

She is also a long-standing Team member of the I CONnect blog - Blog of the Web of Science International Journal of Constitutional Law delivering weekly updates in public law. 

Maja is also an honorable UNESCO Educational Network for International Cooperation and Peace member.

Her book “Asymmetry, Multinationalism and Constitutional Law, Managing Legitimacy and Stability in Federalist States” (Routledge) was nominated for the 2020 Book of the Year in Constitutionalism and announced among the 2020 Books of the Year on Federalism by the International Forum on the Future of Constitutionalism. See the book presented here.

In 2018 she received the Ronald Watts Award for the best article on using the concept of constitutional asymmetries to contribute to the Middle East Peace process.