José Manuel Martínez Sierra is Jean Monnet ad personam Professor for the Study of European Union Law and Government, Faculty Affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard and Faculty Associate of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. He teaches different courses about Europe and Spain at the Department of Government at Harvard. He has an M.A. in Law, M.A. in Political Science and Sociology, a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Law (Doctor Europaeus) from Complutense University of Madrid. He received his LL.M. Eur. from Alcalá University and a Specialist Degree in International and Comparative Law from the University of Amsterdam.
He has led and participated in several international policy and project negotiations and implementations in over 50 countries and with international organizations. Among them are the EU's Europe 2020 strategy for smart sustainable and inclusive growth and the EU’s Universities Internationalization Strategy and the EU’s Social Dimension of Higher Education Strategy.
Martínez is the author of over fifty publications. He is well known in educational and judicial circles for his positions in integration and supranational governance and his critique of the notion of political and legal integration from the perspective of the welfare state and democratic principle.