Our Experts

Meissner, Hannes

Hannes Meissner is a senior researcher in the Competence Center for Black Sea Region Studies. His research focuses on informal aspects of rule, political risks, post-Soviet transition processes, Soviet legacy, the “resource curse”, as well as on governance initiatives. In 2012, Hannes Meissner was awarded a PhD in political science by the University of Hamburg. During his PhD Studies (2007-2012) he took part in the research programme “Violence and Security” of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) […]

University of Vienna and the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna


McGowan, Francis

Francis Mcgowan is a Senior Lecturer in Politics (Politics, Sussex European Institute, The Sussex Energy Group, Sussex Centre for Migration Research)  at the University of Sussex. His research expertise lies in the fields of Energy, EU Policy and Regulatory Policy. Research Interests: Energy, EU Policy, and Regulatory Politics

University of Sussex


Maley, Terry

Terry Maley is Associate Professor at the Department of Politics, York University. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto and a MA in Social and Political Thought from York  University. His research interests lie in the areas of Critical Theory (Marcuse and Adorno), radical democratic theory (Sheldon Wolin), twentieth century political and social thought (Max Weber, Hannah Arendt), Marx and 20th century Marxism, theories of the state and neoliberalism. Global democratic, ecological, social and protest […]

York University


Leitner, Johannes

Johannes Leitner is head of the Competence Center for Black Sea Region Studies at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna. His research interests focus on institutional and political environment and their impact on international businesses in post-socialist transition countries. In particular, Johannes evaluates political risk factors in the region and analyses their impact on international business operations. He lectured at universities in Albania, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Romania and Turkey.  Johannes was involved in a number of research […]

Centre for Black Sea Region Studies University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna


Le Corre Juratic, Morgan

Morgan Le Corre Juratic is a PhD Researcher at the European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy (Electoral Participation and Party Competition: European citizens’ reaction to party polarization). She received a Master’s degree in European Governance from Sciences PO Grenoble. Her fields of expertise are Sociology, Political Participation, Political Science, Political Behavior and Political Parties. Research Interests: Political science, Political sociology, Elections and political parties, Popular opinion and participation, Civil society

European University Institute


Laible, Janet

Janet M. Laible is Associate Professor of Political Science at Lehigh University and Executive Director of the British Politics Group, a related group of the American Political Science Association. She has research interests in the territorial politics of the United Kingdom, social welfare and inequality in the European Union, the role of data sciences in public policy and decision-making and methodology. Dr. Laible is currently working on a book about the territorial dimensions of the trans-Atlantic relationship. She is also […]

Lehigh University


Lagana, Giada

Dr. Giada Lagana is a Research Associate at the Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University. She is currently working on the ESRC ‘Between Two Unions’ project with Professor Daniel Wincott, examining the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on the UK’s internal constitutional and intergovernmental arrangements. As part of this research, she is exploring the role of sub-state authorities during the withdrawal process, focusing on the extraterritorial cooperation between Wales and the Island of Ireland since the […]

Cardiff University


Kroeze, Hester

Hester Kroeze LL.M is a doctoral researcher at Ghent University, Belgium. She is working on a project that is financed by the “Bijzonder Onderzoeksfonds” (BOF) of Ghent University. Her research focuses on the constitutional consequences of legal fragmentation in the European Union in the field of family reunification, and is carried under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter van Elsuwege. Human rights protection is part of the evaluation framework that she uses for the assessment of family reunification policy. Before […]

Faculty of Law and Criminology, Ghent University


Jarman, Holly

Holly Jarman is Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Master’s degree in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in British Politics and Legislative Studies from the University of Hull. Her PhD research dealt with comparative research into the use of non-trade issues, including environmental protections and labor standards, as weapons and incentives in EU […]

University of Michigan


Humniski, Akaysha

Akaysha Humniski is a PhD candidate at Carleton University, Department of Political Science. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Winnipeg and a MA in Political Science from York University. Akaysha began her doctoral studies in 2015 and her research focuses on feminist institutionalism, labour policy and the politics of the European Union. This research is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Achim Hurrelmann.   Research Interests: Feminist institutionalism, Labour policy, Politics of the European […]

Carleton University


Hubert, Agnes

Agnes Hubert is a recognised European expert on gender policy making. She was in charge of the EU gender equality policy in the nineties and continued to work on gender issues for the European Commission as a member of the in house think tank (currently EPSC). She is currently a professor at the College of Europe, affiliate researcher at Science Po -PRESAGE, founding member of the first European feminist think tank Gender5plus and member of the Haut Conseil de l’Egalité […]

College of Europe


Hellman, Stephen

Stephen M Hellman is a Professor Emeritus at the Department of Politics, York University. He holds a PhD from Yale University. Hellmans research interests are in the fields of comparative politics, European politics and Marxist theory, especially in European (especially Italian) left-wing and labour politics as well as twentieth century Marxism.   Research Interests: Comparative politics, European politics, Marxist theory.

York University


Haußner, Stefan

Sefan Haußner (MA) is research associate at the Jean-Monnet-Chair of European Integration and European Politics. He is alumnus of the Masters programme “MA Survey Methodology” at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Previous he successfully completed the Bachelor programme “Politics and Society” at the University of  Bonn. The focus of his studies is on methods of empirical social research. Through his MA degree programme he acquired extensive knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods, particularly in the area of data collection and analysis. […]

Universität Duisburg-Essen


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


Guth, Jessica

Dr. Jessica Guth is a Reader in Law at Leeds Law School with a particular interest in legal education and in feminist and queer approaches to law and legal study. She is an experienced legal academic and has developed and taught a variety of courses and modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has a background in a law and social science subjects and combines the two in her teaching and research. ]Following 18 months in legal practice and a […]

Leeds Beckett University


Guerrina, Roberta

Roberta Guerrina is Professor of Politics and an expert in EU gender politics and policies. She is interested in understanding the impact of gender (hierarchies) on key policy areas traditionally seen as gender neutral, such as Brexit, Security and Defence. Curently she is working on the uninteded gender consequences of the UK’s withdrawl from the EU. She has published in the area of Brexit; Women, Peace & Security; work-life balance; Identity politics and the idea of Europe. She is currently […]

University of Bristol

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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).