Prospective applicants should look closely at the research interests specified by the professors in their personal web pages. These will provide the clearest idea of the kinds of research topics that are supervised at the EUI. It should not be assumed that the interests listed are the only topics those professors will supervise, but they should serve as a useful guide. Specific research interests of the professors who are available to supervise new researchers are set out below.
In the application form you are encouraged to list the names of potential supervisors for your research. Faculty members will then become aware that you consider them as potential supervisors. However, you should not contact them and ask them for advice, as this could undermine the competitiveness and fairness of our selection procedure.
Stefano Bartolini, Peter Mair Chair in Comparative Politics. Research themes: the relationships between the process of European integration and the key features of the European nation-state experience. Western Europe political development, comparative methodology, political institutions and European integration.
Rainer Bauböck, Professor of Social and Political Theory. Research themes: Normative Political Theory and Comparative Research on Democratic Citizenship, European Integration, Migration, Nationalism and Minority Rights.
Fabrizio Bernardi, Professor of Sociology. Research themes: Inequality in Educational Opportunities, Social Mobility, Educational Returns, Family and Labour Market Dynamics and inequality, Research Design and Methodology (quantitative).
Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Professor of Sociology. Research themes: Life Course Research, Globalization Research, Educational Sociology, Labor Market Sociology, Family Sociology, Demography, Gender Issues, Social Inequality, Longitudinal Methodology, Statistical Methods.
Dorothee Bohle, Professor of Political Sciences. Research Themes: Comparative Political Economy (varieties of capitalism, institutional political economy, welfare states, industrial relations, housing (finance) regimes); International Political Economy (European integration, financialization); Central Eastern European economy and politics.
Diego Gambetta, Professor of Social Theory. Research themes: Analytical Sociology, Mafias, Signalling Theory and Applications, Trust and Mimicry, Violent Extremists, Experimental Methods.
Philipp Genschel, Joint Chair RSCAS, Professor of Comparative and European Public Policy. International Political Economy, European Integration, International Organizations and global governance, Institutional Theory, the state, taxation, welfare, defense.
Klarita Gërxhani, Professor of Sociology. Economic sociology; new institutionalism; labor markets; informal economies and tax evasion; social capital; status anxiety; survey and experimental methods.
Anton Hemerijck, Professor of Political Sciences. Welfare reform across Europe, including the impact of EU social, employment and economic policy coordination, from the perspective of the comparative politics of public policy.
Hanspeter Kriesi, Stein Rokkan Chair of Comparative Politics. Research themes: Comparative politics, political sociology, political behaviour, electoral behaviour, political communication, political participation, social movements.
Ulrich Krotz, Professor of International Relations. Research themes: International Relations in Europe; International Relations theory; International security and security studies; Comparative foreign policy and foreign policy analysis (especially EU, France, Germany, U.S.); Global and regional governance; Shifts and continuities in twenty-first century world politics; European foreign, security and defense policy; European integration (internal and external aspects); "Europe in the world"; Transatlantic relations; Politics in the European multilevel system (including "France and Germany in Europe"); the Comparative politics of Europe, France, and Germany; Franco-German relations; Research design and qualitative methods.
Olivier Roy, Professor of Mediterranean Studies. Research themes: Afghanistan, Iran, Middle-East, Central Asia, Christianism, Conversions, Islam, Islamism, Religious Fundamentalism, Civil Society, Religion.
Jennifer Welsh, Professor in International Relations. Research themes: Humanitarian Intervention and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’; the Prevention of Mass Atrocity Crimes; United Nations Security Council; History of Ideas on Intervention; Evolution of Sovereignty.
Page last updated on 20 December 2016