Antoine Vauchez is a CNRS Research Professor in political sociology and law and a member of the Centre européen de sociologie et science politique-CESSP (Université Paris 1-Sorbonne). He was recently awarded the Michael Endres Prize by the Hertie School of Governence where he is a visiting professor throughout the academic year 2021–22. He has been an elected member of the ‘Politics, Power and Organisation’ section of the CNRS national committee, is a permanent visiting professor at the iCourts research centre (Univ. of Copenhagen), and is co-director of the Master’s degree in ‘European Public Affairs’ at the University of Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne. Antoine Vauchez’s work lies at the intersection of the socio-history of transnational power Habilitation (2010), his main research themes are the formation of a European centre of power, the emergence of a body of legal and economic knowledge of the European project and the consolidation of a ‘power of independence’ around the European courts of justice, central banks and regulatory agencies.