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Fernand Braudel Senior Fellows 2019-2020


Anna Elisabetta Galeotti (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli)

Anna Elisabetta Galeotti is Full Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Eastern Piedmont, Vercelli.  Her research interests range from toleration, multiculturalism, equal respect, to deception and self-deception in politics. Among her English publications: Toleration as Recognition, Cambridge University Press 2002; “Self-Deception: Intentional Plan or Mental Event?” Humana Mente, 2012, “Liars or Self-Deceived. Reflection on Political Deception” Political Studies 2014, “Autonomy and Cultural Practices: The Risk of Double Standards” European Journal of Political Theory, 2015. 

Research project: Political Self-Deception: How motivated misperceptions affect political decision-making and democratic process.

Period of Stay: Oct - Dec 2019

Office: BF-197

Tel. + 39 055 4685 813 (int. 2813)

Levente Littvay (CEU, Budapest)

Littvay-LeventeLevente Littvay (or Levi) is Associate Professor of Political Science at Central European University, Budapest Hungary, where he teaches grad courses in research design, applied statistics, electoral politics, voting behavior, political psychology, American politics and is the recipient of CEU's Distinguished Teaching Award. Received his MA and PhD in Political Science and an MS in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Consults regularly, taught numerous research methods workshops and is one of the Academic Convenors of the European Consortium for Political Research Methods Schools and head of Team Survey in Team Populism. Secured close to a million EUR in grants to conduct research on survey and quantitative methodology, twin and family studies, and the psychology of radicalism and populism. Has publications in The Journal of Politics, Political Psychology, Politics & Gender, PS, Swiss Political Science Review, BMC Medical Research Methodology, Behavior Genetics, and along with other medical journals, in Twin Research and Human Genetics where he is Associate Editor for Social Sciences.

Levi's Braudel fellowship application revolved around the mitigating the negative consequences of populism. After the publication of The Ideational Approach to Populism: Concept, Theory, and Analysis (Hawkins, Carlin, Littvay and Rovira Kaltwasser 2019), Team Populism is working on the group's second edited volume on populism's consequences and its mitigation. Levi's contribution is on the individual level, where he is utilizing experimental data collected as part of Central European University's Comparative Populism Project. Since populist attitudes proved to be quite stable and resilient to experimental manipulation, alternative mechanisms are tested to see if mitigating immediate and distant negative outcomes is a viable strategy to counter the rise of populism around the world.

In addition to his main research agenda, while at EUI, Levi will be finishing his book on Structural Equation Modeling for Sage's Quantitative Applications for the Social Sciences series and exploring the possibility of writing a PhD level experimental research design book for the social sciences. 

Period of Stay: Sept 2019 - June 2020

Office: BF-196

Tel. + 39 055 4685 277 (int. 2277)

Georg Picot (University of Bergen)

Georg PicotGeorg Picot is Professor in Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen. He is specialised in comparative welfare state research and comparative political economy. Before Bergen, he worked at the universities of Heidelberg, Oxford, and Manchester. He obtained his PhD in political science at the University of Milan. He has published in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of European Social Policy, and Socio-Economic Review. He published the monograph “Politics of Segmentation: Party Competition and Social Protection” with Routledge, and he received the prize for the best publication at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bergen, in 2016. Recently, Georg Picot was awarded a FRIPRO Grant from the Research Council of Norway for his current project on the politics of wage regulation and low-wage employment.

During his stay as Fernand Braudel Fellow at the EUI, Georg Picot will mostly work on his project on state regulation of wages. This research seeks to account for how states influence wage setting and how, in particular, they react to low-wage employment. It focusses on three policies: statutory minimum wages, regulation of collective bargaining, and public benefits to top up low wages. The project’s aims are to take stock of variation in these policies across developed states and to explain that variation using both quantitative and qualitative methods. 

Period of Stay: Jan - June 2020

Office: BF-191

Tel. + 39 055 4685 635 (int. 2635)


William G. Tierney (University of Southern California)

Tierney-WilliamWilliam G. Tierney is University Professor, Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education and Co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California (USC). He is a past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  His research focuses on increasing access to higher education, improving the performance of postsecondary institutions, and understanding privatization in higher education.  He has had Fulbright Scholarships to Latin America and Australia and was Scholar-in-Residence at Universiti Sains Malaysia.  Most recently he spent a year in India on a Fulbright. He has received grants from the Gates Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education to advance his work.  His most recent book is Rethinking Education and Poverty. He is a Fellow of AERA and a member of the National Academy of Education.

While I am in residence in the Department of Political and Social Science I will be working on a book concerning “Higher Education and Democracy.”  The book is a comparative study and I hope to complete it in early 2020.

Period of Stay: Sept - Dec 2019

Office: BF-191

Tel. + 39 055 4685 635 (int. 2635)

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