Stéphanie Novak is alumna of the École normale supérieure, agrégée in philosophy and holds a PhD in political science from Sciences-Po Paris (2009). Her fields of specialization are decision-making and transparency in the EU institutions, and the sociology of collective decisions (her PhD thesis was published in 2011 by Dalloz: La prise de décision au Conseil de l’Union européenne. Pratiques du vote et du consensus).
From 2008 to 2010, she was a research assistant for Jon Elster at Collège de France (Paris). In 2010-2011, she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence). She will be a researcher at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) from September 2011.