Professor Roland Erne is Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration and Employment Relations. He has been teaching international and comparative employment relations at UCD since 2003. Roland Erne is also an adjunct professor at the ILR School, Cornell University and has been a research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in Oslo (2013-14), visiting professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (2012) as well as a Marie Curie Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Social Justice, University of Oxford (2008). In 2017, Erne has been awarded one of only two European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants across all disciplines presented to Irish based researchers under this ERC funding round. Erne received this award for a research project entitled Labour Politics and the EU's New Economic Governance Regime (European Unions), which aims to explore the challenges and possibilities that the EU's new governance regime poses to labour movements and the methodological nationalism in the field. In European Unions. Labor's Quest for a Transnational Democracy (Cornell University Press, 2010). Erne describes the emergence of a European trade union movement that crosses national boundaries and challenges the assertion that no realistic prospect exists for remedying the EU's democratic deficit. Roland Erne is a graduate of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). He obtained his PhD in social and political sciences at the European University Institute in Florence.