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Research themes

Entitled ‘Open Doors and Building Bridges’, our work programme is structured around four constitutive project strands, with one cross-thematic category of European/Britain activities.

Gender and identity

Exploring the origins, impacts and consequences of rapidly shifting identity politics and gender politics in Europe and the UK on current and future integration.

2020/21 events

  • Two day Winter School on interdisciplinary approaches to European studies
  • ‘European Security and Diplomacy’ undergraduate module
  • Annual UACES-CBE PhD student forum.

 

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Dr Laura Chappell

Research theme lead

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Dr Venetia Evergeti

Principal Teaching Fellow and Director of Learning and Teaching

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Dr Simona Guerra

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics

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Professor Amelia Hadfield

Dean International, Head of Department of Politics, Director of the Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE)

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Dr Evgenia Iliadou

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Dr Noreen O'Meara

Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and European Law

Electoral behaviour

Researching the science of elections in Europe and Britain to discover the sources of both regressive tendencies, worsened by image and social media, and progressive trends of transparency, thematic advocacy (e.g. climate change) and youth-based interest.

2020/21 events

  • CBE-IEA UK-EU forum on electoral behaviour.

Researchers

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Dr Alia Middleton

Research theme co-lead

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Dr Roula Nezi

Research theme co-lead

European and British security and defence

Investigating the material and policy-based risks and opportunities arising within EU defence and security initiatives, and post-Brexit impacts on UK-EU security and defence structures, with member state findings from Poland, Germany, the UK, France and Belgium.

2020/21 events

  • CBE-UCL Roundtable on European and British security and defence.

Teaching

  • New final-year undergraduate module entitled ‘European Security and Diplomacy.’

Researchers

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Professor Amelia Hadfield

Research theme lead

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Dr Evgenia Iliadou

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

De-Europeanisation and re-Europeanisation

A two-fold exploration of the profound risks of ‘tipping points’ in key European phenomena. This includes populism, disenfranchisement and critical challenge in forms of European dis-integration including Euroscepticism, and the surprising new opportunities to reconnect, re-establish and re-communicate within and between EU politics and between the EU and the UK as post-membership entities.

Researchers

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Dr Theofanis Exadaktylos

Research theme co-lead

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Professor Simon Usherwood

Research theme co-lead

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Dr Theofanis Exadaktylos

Research theme co-lead

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Professor Simon Usherwood

Research theme co-lead

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Dr Venetia Evergeti

Principal Teaching Fellow and Director of Learning and Teaching

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Dr Simona Guerra

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics

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Dr Noreen O'Meara

Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and European Law

Cross-thematic outputs

A range of entirely new teaching activities, research outputs, deliverables and events, tying together the substantive themes of identity/gender, security/defence, and de/re-Europeanisation.

Researchers

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Dr Simona Guerra

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics

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With an extensive range of research topics, the Centre for Britain and Europe aims to reframe Britain and European issues by drawing on wide interdisciplinary expertise and insights.  

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