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Visiting scholars

The EUCE regularly welcomes foreign scholars studying different aspects of Europe or the European Union. They stay at the Centre from one week to a year.

Visiting scholars in 2014-2015  

Roxana Barbulescu, College of Europe - Natolin

Roxana Barbulescu is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the College of Europe - Natolin campus. Prior to joining the College, she was a Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield. Since 2011, she is country expert at the European Union Observatory for Democracy and Citizenship at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Roxana holds a PhD in Social and Political Studies from the European University Institute in Florence, awarded in 2013. She received a Master of Research from the European University Institute in 2009 and a master of Arts in Intercultural Humanities from Jacobs University Bremen (Germany) in 2008. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2006 at the University of Craiova (Romania). Her doctoral dissertation examined states' interventionism in immigrant integration in Italy and Spain. The manuscript is currently under contract with Notre Dame University Press. Her research interests cover migrants' rights, freedom of movement and immigration control, immigration integration, citizenship, attitudes towards Roma and unaccompanied minors. She os the co-editor of the forum Migrant News.

Assem Dandashly, Maastricht University

Assem Dandashly is a faculty member at the Political Science Department at Maastricht University. Prior to that, Assem was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kolleg-Forschergruppe “The Transformative Power of Europe” Freie Universität Berlin. Assem holds a PhD in Political Science (2012) from the University of Victoria, BC Canada. Assem’s research focuses on European political economy, economic and monetary integration, Central and Eastern Europe, European Neighborhood Policy and democratization.

Chantal Lavallée

Chantal Lavallée obtained her PhD in Political Science from UQAM, in 2010. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the emergence of the European field of security and defence, and argues that this field is structured by the interactions between state and non-state actors that position themselves with several instruments and different logics of action. After finishing her PhD, she was awarded a 2-years fellowship from the “Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC)” to conduct postdoctoral research as a visiting fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (2010-2012). At the EUI, she analysed the contribution of the European Commission and its relations with other actors in EU Security Governance in order to understand resulting consequences for academic security studies. Her latest article on this topic has just been published in a special issue on EU Security Governance that she co-edited for the Journal of Contemporary European Research (vol. 9, no. 3, 2013). During her stay at EUCE, she will conduct research on EU Comprehensive approach to security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Anna Leander, Copenhagen Business School

Anna Leander is Professor at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at the Copenhagen Business School. Her research focuses on European military operations and more widely on international politics and commercial security. She published recently on issues such as technological agency in the drone debate, marketing and Acts-of-Citizenship/De-securitization.

Paul May, Queen's University

Paul May has a PhD in political from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris). He is also a graduate from Sciences po Paris and the Sorbonne University (Paris IV). In his PhD dissertation, Paul looked at how the politics of recognition redefined the issue of secularism, by looking at religion arbitration tribunals in Ontario. He was a finalist for Le Monde's competition for academic research. His current research, conducted in collaboration with Will Kymlicka (Queen's University) compares European and North American immigration policies.

 

Visiting scholars in 2013-2014

Chantal Lavallée

Chantal Lavallée obtained her PhD in Political Science from UQAM, in 2010. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the emergence of the European field of security and defence, and argues that this field is structured by the interactions between state and non-state actors that position themselves with several instruments and different logics of action. After finishing her PhD, she was awarded a 2-years fellowship from the “Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC)” to conduct postdoctoral research as a visiting fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (2010-2012). At the EUI, she analysed the contribution of the European Commission and its relations with other actors in EU Security Governance in order to understand resulting consequences for academic security studies. Her latest article on this topic has just been published in a special issue on EU Security Governance that she co-edited for the Journal of Contemporary European Research (vol. 9, no. 3, 2013). During her stay at EUCE, she will conduct research on EU Comprehensive approach to security in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

 

Visiting scholars in 2012-2013

Sabine Saurugger, Sciences Po Grenoble

 Sabine Saurugger, (PhD Sciences Po Paris) is Professor of Politics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble, Grenoble and member of the Institut universitaire de France (IUF). She currently works on domestic administrative resistances to European integration. Recent publications focus on theories of European integration (Theoretical approaches to European integration, Palgrave forthcoming) and interest group politics and have been published in journals such as European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Comparative European Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Revue Française de Science Politique and Interest Groups & Advocacy.

Visiting scholars in 2011-2012

Patrick Bernhard, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg.

Dr. Bernhard is currently studying the collaboration between Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. He is also a fellow at the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies.

 

 

Heidi Hardt, Political Science Department, University of Texas, Arlington

Heidi Hardt researches the engagement of international organizations in conflict management. She finishes a book manuscript on the subject of the efficiency of international organizations in the establishment of peace operations. Her regional expertise is in European and African studies, particularly focused on the European Union, NATO and the African Union.

During her stay at the University of Montreal, she's also a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS).

 

Anne Litzbarski, Institute of Energy Economics (EWI), University of Cologne

Anne Litzbarski is a Ph.D. student from the University of Cologne and associate researcher at the Institute of Energy Economics EWI. She worked, among other things, as an expert on American affairs at Germany Trade and Investment. As project manager and head of the German Business Portal, she designed and implemented a new service for foreign entrepreneurs providing them with information about industrial sectors in Germany and indicating opportunities for cooperation. During her stay, she will work on her Ph.D. thesis on lobbying strategies of firms in the EU multi-level policy process.
 
Fields of Interest : energy policy, business-government relations, interest intermediation, multi-level lobbying, corporate political action, strategic political management, multi-institutional games, venue shopping

Visiting scholars in 2010-2011

Ramona Schmitt, University of Saint-Gallen.

Ramona Schmitt is a Ph.D. student from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). She studied Law at the University of Würzburg (Germany), specializing in European Law. In 2008, she passed her first state law examination. She has been a research assistant at the Chair of Public International Law, European Law, Foreign Public Law and Comparative Law of the University of St. Gallen from 2008 to 2010. She was awarded a one-year research scholarship by the Swiss National Science Foundation. During her stay, she will work on her Ph.D. thesis entitled: "The competence of the European Union for foreign direct investment after the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon".

Visiting scholars in 2009-2010

Stephanie Hofman, Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva).

Fields of interests : European Union; Foreign policies; History of international relations; International organisations, UN, NATO and alliance relations; Peacekeeping, peacebuilding, reconstruction policy; Regional integration; Transatlantic relations.

 

Lucie Laithier, Université Paris Ouest - Nanterre-La Défense

Fields of interest : European Community Law; Constitutional Law; Federalism; Cultural diversity.

 

 

Visiting scholars in 2008-2009

Vitor Cuesta Lopez, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Îles Canaries).

Fields of Interest : Constitutional; Public Law; Democratic Principles and citizenship in the European Union.

George Ross, Brandeis University (USA)

Fields of Interest : Political Sociology; Social Thought; Economy and Society; Comparative social structures; European Union.




 

 

Visiting scholar in 2007-2008

Stephan Sberro, Instituto de Estudios de la Integracion Europea del Instituto Tecnologico Autonom de Mexico.

Fields of Interest : European Union; NAFTA; Language Policy; International Organisations; Regional Integration; International Relations.

 

Nicolas Duvoux, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

Fields of Interest : Public Policy; Fight against povrety ; Regulation of the poors; Insertion policies.


 

 

 

Visiting Scholars for 2006-2007

Antonin Cohen, Université de Picardie Jules-Verne

Fields of Interest : Institutionnalisation of transnational spaces of power; The European Union donstitutionnalisation process; The European Court of Justice.

 

 

Romain Pasquier, Institut d'études politiques de Rennes.

Fields of Interest : Regionalisation of European Political Systems; Europeanisation of National Political Systems; The Sociology of Public Action.

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