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Fernand Braudel Senior Fellows 2013- 2014

Fernand Braudel Fellows are mid-career and senior academics visiting the EUI for a period of several months.

They have no formal teaching responsibilities but may participate in seminars and can give occasional advice to doctoral researchers in their specialised fields.

Please note that the deadline for the next round of applications for the Political and Social Sciences Department is 30 September 2013 for the calendar year 2015.


Dietmar Braun (University of Lausanne)

Dietmar Braun

Research themes: Comparative Federalism, Science and Technology Policy; Higher Education Studies; Health Governance; Role of Ideas in Public Policy

Dietmar Braun is professor of comparative political science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques et Internationales of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) since 1996 and been an active member of the Swiss National Science Foundation until 2012. Prior to coming to Lausanne he was research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Societal Studies in Cologne, Germany and Assistant Professor at the Political Science Institute in Heidelberg, Germany.

Period of stay: Sep - Dec 2013

Thomas Christiansen (University of Maastricht)

Thomas Christiansen

Research themes: Institutional politics and inter-institutional relations in the European Union; Delegated powers in the post-Lisbon EU; The role of national parliaments in European integration; EU-Asia Relations; EU-China Relations

Thomas Christiansen is Jean Monnet Professor of European Institutional Politics and Co-Director of the Maastricht Centre for European Governance (MCEG) at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He is Executive Editor (with Simon Duke) of the Journal of European Integration, co-editor (with Sophie Vanhoonacker) of the ‘European Administration Governance' book series at Palgrave Macmillan and member of the board of the Research Committee on European Unification of the International Political Science Association (IPSA-RC3). He acts as academic coordinator of the Observatory of National Parliaments after Lisbon (OPAL) and of the Jean Monnet Research Group on EU-Asia Relations (GEAR). He has published widely on different aspects of European integration. The Palgrave Handbook of EU-Asia Relations, co-edited jointly with Emil Kirchner and Philomena Murray, is published in January 2013.

Period of stay: Apr - Jun 2014

Office BF 195

Tel. +39 055 4685 409

Chad Damro (University of Edinburgh)

Chad DamroResearch themes:Market Power Europe and Transatlantic Relations

In addition to Senior Lecturer of Politics and International Relations, Chad Damro is Jean Monnet Chair, Head of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and Co-Director of the Europa Institute at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe and has held visiting posts at numerous universities in Europe and the United States. Chad is a research member of the FP7 MERCURY project on 'Multilateralism and the EU' and TRANSWORLD project on 'Redefining the Transatlantic Relationship'. As a Fernand Braudel Fellow, Chad will expand upon his recent conceptualization of the EU as a Market Power Europe, exploring in particular the conditions under which the EU attempts to externalize its market-related policies and regulations.

Period of stay: Jan - Jun 2014

Office BF 193

Tel.+39 055 4685 260

Anna Grzymala-Busse (University of Michigan) 

AnnaGrzymala-BusseResearch themes: Impact of Historical religious and demographic legacies on contemporary political behavior.

Anna Grzymala-Busse is the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of European and Eurasian Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan. She is the director of the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at UM. Her research focuses on political parties, the state, corruption, and church influence on politics, as well as on historical legacies and issues of causation.

Period of stay: Jan - Mar 2014

Office BF 195

Tel. +39 055 4685 409

Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling (Univ. Nottingham)

Jan Meyer-SahlingResearch themes: The Quality of Government in Europe's Periphery

Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling is an Associate Professor of European Politics at the University of Nottingham, School of Politics and International Relations. During the period of his Fernand Braudel Fellowship, Jan-Hinrik will work on the quality of government in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans. In particular, his research will focus on the impact of bureaucratic institutions on government performance in the areas of corruption, ethnic representativeness and job satisfaction of public officials. In addition, Jan-Hinrik will complete current work on the determinants of political appointments in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans.

Period of stay: Sep 2013 - Jun 2014 

Office BF 190

Tel. +39 055 4685 471

John Padgett (University of Chicago and University of Trento)

Research themes: Co-evolution of Political, Economic and Social Networks in Renaissance Flroence, 1282-1512

Padgett will be working on his forthcoming book on the co-evolution of state and market in Renaissance Florence. Padgett's approach to the study of the historical development of organizational novelty relies on the empirical analysis of economic, political, and social networks over two-hundred years of time. Theory about the relationship of organizational evolution and multiple networks was developed in his recent 2012 Princeton University book, entitled The Emergence of Organizations and Markets.

Period of stay: Apr - Jun 2014

Office BF 193

Tel. +39 055 4685 521

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