María Díaz Crego holds degrees in Law (2002) and Political Sciences (2011) and a doctorate in Law (2006), for which she won the Extraordinary University Prize, from the Complutense University of Madrid. Since 2017 she has been Tenured Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Alcalá.
Author of over thirty publications, she has taken part in twelve research projects and contracts, five of them at a national or European level. She has also acted as international consultant to the United Nations Women’s Agency, UNWOMEN (2014).
She was Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School (2016), Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, where she was awarded as Max Planck Society scholarship (2015), and Contracted Lecturer at the Universitá degli Studi, Verona (2007). She has carried out research stays at the European Court of Human Rights (2011), the Centre for Migration Law, Radboud University Nijmegen (2010), the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, UC Hastings College of the Law (2009) and the European University Institute (2005).
She has also held university managerial posts, serving as Secretary of the Department of Public Law from 2009 to 2011 and as Assistant University Ombudsman between 2013 and 2015.