Professor Albi joined Kent Law School in 2003, having been a doctoral researcher at the European University Institute in Florence (1999-2003). She obtained her undergraduate law degree and a diploma in political science from the University of Tartu, Estonia.
Professor Albi led the large-scale research project ‘The Role and Future of National Constitutions in European and Global Governance’, which was funded by a 5-year, 1.2 million EUR grant, awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) as part of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme. It was completed in 2019, with follow up events planned and updated via the project website.
Earlier research grants include the European Commission and British Academy funded project 'The European Constitution and National Constitutions' (2005-2006).
Professor Albi’s research interests are in Comparative constitutional law; EU constitutional law; fundamental rights; the rule of law; constitutional courts and constitutional review; national parliaments; euro crisis, democracy and social rights; global governance; EU enlargements and European Neighbourhood Policy.
Professor Albi usually teaches in the fields of EU law and comparative constitutional law.
Professor Albi welcomes supervision in the fields of EU law and comparative constitutional law.