Dr. Anna Pingen


Main Focus

  • Comparative criminal law
  • The Role of criminal law in the context of the emerging preventive orientation
  • Speech crimes
  • European criminal law
  • International criminal law

Curriculum Vitae

Anna Pingen studied law at the University of Toulouse (France) and the University of Freiburg (Germany). During her studies in Germany (Erasmus program), she worked as a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ulrich Sieber at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law (then Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law) in Freiburg. In 2015, she completed her bachelor's degree in private law at the University of Toulouse. In 2015, she obtained her bachelor's degree in private law from the University of Toulouse. In July 2016, she obtained the "Maîtrise en droit" in Toulouse after completing the "Master 1 Sciences criminelles et carrières judiciaires".

In 2021, she was awarded her doctorate by the Faculty of Law of the University of Freiburg. Her dissertation was entitled "Motivationsdelikten – ein deutsch-französischer Strafrechtsvergleich" ("Motivational Offenses – A German-French Comparison of Criminal Law"). Pingen's work was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal in 2023 for outstanding scientific achievements, mostly in connection with her doctoral thesis. The medal recognizes Pingen's "outstanding comparative law research on the criminalization of direct and indirect motivation to commit crimes under German and French law," according to the jury.

Anna Pingen has been co-editor of the journal "eucrim" since April 2021. "eucrim" is an online platform that serves as a Europe-wide forum for European criminal law and aims to promote discussion among practitioners and academics. The publication is co-funded by the European Commission. Anna Pingen's editorial responsibilities include the analysis and presentation of current developments in the European Union and the Council of Europe in the field of criminal law, in particular in the areas of AI regulation, corruption, DSA/DMA, rule of law and cybersecurity. She also provides feedback and guidance to authors to help them improve their work and align it with the desired standards.


Rethinking Digital Media Regulation

Heads of project: J. Rinceanu, R. Ste­phen­son, P. Granata, F. Zufall
The Internet and social media have triggered a radical shift in our digital media environment. Discourse production in society has moved onto a new medium and changed its structure and dy­namic. The most fundamental features of… more

Go to Editor View