Eugénie Mérieau studied Law, Political Science, and Oriental Languages and Civilizations at the Universities of Sorbonne, Sciences Po, and the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris. In 2017, she completed her PhD on "Thai Constitutionalism and Legal Transplants: a study of Kingship". From 2014 to 2017, she held research and teaching positions at Sciences Po in Paris and Thammasat University in Bangkok and was twice a visitor at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore. She has lived for eight years in Asia where she held several positions including researcher for the King Prajadhipok's Institute under the Thai Parliament and consultant for the Asia-Pacific Office of the International Commission of Jurists. Her research interests focus on authoritarian constitutionalism, especially in the Asian context. She participated in the third Melbourne Forum in 2018.