María Jesús García García
María Jesús García was a fellow with the Ash Center's Government Innovations Program in 2017. She is a professor at the University of Valencia. After finishing her degree in Law, she was awarded a doctoral research scholarship by the Spanish Department of Education and she went on to receive her PhD in Law from the University of Valencia. Her area of expertise is Public Law.
María Jesús García is the author of four books: Community Service as a Punishment Imposed by Public Bodies, 2014; The Legal Framework of Cultural Heritage Conservation, 2000; The Legal Framework of Urban Restoration, 1999 and Environmental Protection of Public Waters, 2003. She has also published several papers in specialist journals dealing with a wide range of subjects. In 2010, her research work dealing with participatory democracy in local government was awarded the Local Government Studies prize by the Democracy and Local Government Association. She was also awarded the School of Law of Granada prize in 2012 for her research paper dealing with minors´ liability and the penalty of community service.
She has been awarded three positive research assessments by the Commission for the Assessment of Research Activity (CNEAI) and has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Open University School of Law (United Kingdom) since 2014