Our Experts

Halikiopoulou, Daphne

Dr. Daphne Halikiopoulou (PhD LSE) is Associate Professor in Comparative Politics. She has written extensively on radical nationalism, the politics of exclusion as well as the cultural and economic determinants of far right party support. She is author of Patterns of Secularization: Church, State and Nation in Greece and the Republic of Ireland (Ashgate 2011); co-editor of Nationalism and Globalisation: Conflicting or Complementary (Routledge 2011 with  Sofia Vasilopoulou); and co-author of The Golden Dawn’s Nationalist Solution: Explaining the rise of […]

University of Reading


Giurlando, Philip

Dr. Philip Giurlando is a Assistant Professor at Trent University, Department of Political Studies. He completed his BA in Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University in 2007. At Queen’s University (Kingston) he completed an MA in International Politics in 2008 and a PhD in Comparative and International Politics in 2013. His research interests include European Politics, populism, the politics of emotion and the politics of international hierarchies. He published a book titled Eurozone Politics (2015). Currently, Philip Giurlando has […]

Trent University


Giglioli, Matteo

Matteo Giglioli is Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna, Italy. His current research focuses on Oligarchic participation in democratic politics, internet surveillance and public trust.   Research Interests: Oligarchic participation in democratic politics, Internet surveillance, Public trust.

University of Bologna


Crum, Ben

Ben Crum is Professor of Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is also the director of the VU School of Governance and a work package leader in the Horizon2020 RECONNECT project (‘Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law’). Crum studied political science at the University of Amsterdam and the London School of Economics, and holds a PhD from the European University Institute Florence. Before joining the Vrije Universiteit in 2004, he worked at the […]

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Campisi, Julian

Julian Campisi recently completed his PhD in Political Science at York University (2018). He is a postdoctoral researcher at Glendon College and Lecturer at the University of Toronto. His research interests are predominantly in the field of political risk analysis in emerging and developed economies, and the methodologies that underpin risk assessments in the private and public realms. He focuses on how this intersects in the applied sense with institutions, democratic and economic development. He also studies the determinants of […]

University of Toronto


Antal, Attila

Attila Antal (1985) is holding a PhD in political science. He is a senior lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law, Institute of Political Science and a coordinator at the Social Theory Research Group at Institute of Political History. He is doing his contemporary research in political theory of populism, social and critical theory, theory of democracy, green political thought, constitutionalism, political history. Research Interests:Populism and Democracy; Social and Critical Theory; Theories of Democracy; Biopolitics; Political Thought; Constitutionalism; Political History; […]

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)


Biscahie, Thibault

Thibault Biscahie is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics at York University (Toronto), where he specializes in political economy, international relations and comparative politics. He holds a Master’s degree from Sciences Po Lille and has also studied at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Université de Provence. He is currently teaching international politics at York University as a Teaching Assistant. His doctoral research examines the election of Emmanuel Macron through a Gramscian lens and aims to […]

York University


Paillé, Sabrina

Sabrina Paillé is a PhD student in sociology at York University, where she is also pursuing a Graduate Diploma Program in German and European Studies. She is a Visiting Student in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary in fall 2018. She holds a MA in sociology from Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal. Sabrina Paillé’s MA thesis focused on the way in which the relationship between Nazism and Modernity has been theorized in […]

York University


Granat, Katarzyna

Dr. Katarzyna Granat is a Junior Research Fellow and a Marie Curie Fellow at Durham University Law School. Prior to this position Katarzyna was 2014-2015 Emile Noël Fellow at the New York University Jean Monnet Centre. She completed her PhD at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. She also holds an LLM (EUI) and a master degree in law from Warsaw University. In addition she has interned at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg (chambers of […]

Durham University


Müller Gómez, Johannes

Johannes Müller Gómez is a doctoral researcher at the Université de Montréal. In his PhD project, he analyses the implementation of international agreements in multi-level systems. From 2014 to 2017, he was a research associate at the Jean Monnet chair and the Centre for Turkey and EU Studies. He was the programme director for political science and public administration at the Turkish-German University in Istanbul, manager of the Jean Monnet project SUMMIT and project officer for the Jean Monnet Centre […]

Université de Montréal


Greaves, Wilfrid

Dr. Wilfrid Greaves is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His research principally examines the intersections between security theory and environmental politics with focuses on climate change, energy extraction, Indigenous peoples, and the circumpolar Arctic. He has also published studies on Canadian foreign policy, complex peace operations, counterinsurgency, and Arctic governance. Dr. Greaves is author of more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and his first book, Indigenizing Arctic Security: Polar […]

University of Victoria


Ouziel, Pablo

Pablo Ouziel is co-founder of the Cedar Trees Institute at the University of Victoria. He is Associate Fellowship at the Centre for Global Studies at the same university and is a visiting fellow at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain and the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. Pablo’s research interests include public philosophy, collective presences, horizontality, nonviolence and civic democracy. By standing within the tradition of public philosophy, the core of his work is centred on excavating […]

University of Victoria


Stockemer, Daniel

Daniel Stockemer’s research interests are in the field of political participation, political representation, right-wing extremism in Europe, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods. Dr. Stockemer is co-editor of European Political Science (EPS), the professional journal of European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).  Research Interests: Political participation, Elections, Social movements, Right-wing extremism, Democracy and democratisation, Women’s representation, and Quantitative and qualitative methods

University of Ottawa


Hallgrimsdottir, Helga

Helga Hallgrimsdottir joined the School of Public Administration in 2017. She is fellow at the Centre for Global Studies, a senior researcher for the project Borders in Globalization (BIG) and the current president of the University’s Faculty Association.  Helga Hallgrimsdottir is a historical comparative sociologist, using history and comparison to get perspective on what human experiences mean. Prior to her appointment at the School, she was appointed to the Department of Sociology at UVic.

University of Victoria


Pilon, Dennis

Dennis Pilon’s work touches on many aspects of comparative elections and democratization, including questions of institutional reform, voter turnout, citizen engagement, deliberation and media, and the role of economic inequality in these processes. Research Interests: Canadian politics, BC politics, Comparative democratization and electoral reform, Media and citizen engagement, Class analysis, Working class politics, Sexuality politics, and Democratization and democratic reform in western countries

York University


Ellermann, Antje

Antje Ellermann specializes in comparative politics and comparative public policy, in particular in the area of immigration, with a regional focus on Europe and North America. Her past research, which was funded by the U.S. Social Science Research Council, examined the comparative politics of deportation in Germany and the United States. Her findings show that cross-national variation in deportation outcomes reflects significant – and institutionally determined – differences in the capacity of these two states to implement coercive, and politically […]

University of British Columbia

Network on Democracy

This group of scholars reflects the collaboration of the “Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy” project and the “Populism and its Effects on Liberal Democracy: Minority Rights and Freedom of Speech” project. We connect scholars with wider public audiences through public events, webinars, video interviews, media outreach, blogs, mentorship of policy memos, and an open access database

Migration Experts

The project Canada Europe Dialogue on Migration: Cross-Border Mobility and the European Union Refugee Crisis – CEDoM” brought together a multi-disciplinary expert group in the field of the governance of borders and migration. It promoted exchange between Canada and the EU in scholarly and broader public debates with the aim to expand the knowledge of European integration through the lens of migration and border studies in Canada.

Memory Politics Group

This Network reflects the collaboration between the Jean Monnet Network “European Memory Politics:  Populism, Nationalism and the Challenges to a European Memory Culture 2019-2023” . The Network is a partnership between the Center for Global Studies (CFGS) at the University of Victoria and the Institute for Political Studies (IEP) at the University of Strasbourg  (France), the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań  (Poland) and the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest (Hungary).