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Research Fellows 2018-2019

Abel Bojar


Short Bio: Abel Bojar holds a Ph.D. from the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he defended his thesis in 2014. 

Research Themes: His research investigates the political economy of the public budget in European democracies and focuses on various aspects of party politics and electoral dynamics.

Period of stay: February 2017 - June 2019

Tel.: [+39] 055 4685 471

Email: [email protected] 

Office: BF 260, Badia Fiesolana


Alexandre Skander GALAND

Short Bio: He is a member of the Barreau du Québec and holds a Ph.D. in International Law from the European University Institute. Before joining this project, Dr Galand was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Global Public Law, Koç University. He is an associate editor of the Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law / UN Treaty Bodies, has consulted for the case Matrix Network and worked for the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute as part of the War Crimes Justice Project.


Research Themes: Dr Galand’s current research focuses on the dilemmas arising from the application of the doctrine of command responsibility in contemporary armed conflicts. He has published articles on aspects of international criminal law, international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Period of stay: January 2018 – January 2019

Email: [email protected]

Office: BF-260Badia Fiesolana

Emanuela-Chiara Gillard

Emanuela-Chiara GILLARD

Short Bio: Emanuela-Chiara Gillard is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict.

From 2007 to 2012 she was Chief of the Protection of Civilians Section in the Policy Development and Studies Branch of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The Section works with the United Nations and other key partners to promote and enhance the protection of civilians in armed conflict. For eight years prior to joining OCHA, Emanuela was a legal adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross. There she was responsible for providing advice to headquarters and field on legal issues relating to the protection of civilians in armed conflict, children, assistance, multinational forces, civil/military relations, occupation and private military/security companies. Emanuela holds a B.A. in Law and an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge. She is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Research Themes: Her research  interests include international humanitarian law, with a particular focus on the protection of civilians and mechanisms for promoting compliance; the role of the Security Council in enhancing the protection of civilians; and principled humanitarian action.

Period of stay: July 2015 - October 2018

Tel.: [+39] 055 4685 319

Email: [email protected] 

Office: BF-200, Badia Fiesolana

Raffaele Grotti

Raffaele GROTTI

Associated Project: CRITEVENTS

Short Bio: Raffaele Grotti received his PhD in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento in 2016. Between 2016 and 2018 he was Research Fellow in the project FamIne (Families of Inequalities) at the University of Trento and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin. During his PhD he has been a visiting scholar at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Since 2011 he has contributed to several international comparative projects dealing with socio-economic inequalities and labour market and family dynamics. Raffaele is also member of the Centre for Social Inequality Studies (CSIS), University of Trento.

Research Themes: Raffaele’s main research interests include social and economic inequalities, income trajectories, family and labour market dynamics and welfare studies in comparative perspective. His other interests include quantitative methods and Stata programming.

Period of stay: November 2018 - October 2020

Tel.: [+39] 055 4685 256

Email: [email protected] 

Office: BF-177, Badia Fiesolana



Tamara POPIC

Associated Project: Welfare State Futures 

Short Bio: Tamara Popic holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute. Before joining this project, she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Lisbon, working on the project "HEALTHDOX: The Paradox of Health State Futures" from 2015 to 2018. 

Research Themes: Dr. Popic current research investigates the politics of healthcare policy reform focusing on the role of party competition, institutional constraints and ideational factors in the policymaking process. Her research also analyses factors driving public opinion toward healthcare. Empirically, Dr. Popic's research focuses on Eastern and Southern Europe. She has published articles on these topics in international peer-reviews journals such as Journal of Social Policy, Health Policy and Journal of European Social Policy. 

Period of Stay: September 2018 - August 2019

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 405 (Int. 2405)

Email: [email protected] 

Office: SF-014, Villa Sanfelice

Juri Viehoff


Short Bio: Juri Viehoff joined EUSOL as a research fellow in January 2019. He is also a permanent lecturer in political theory at the University of Manchester (on leave). In his PhD dissertation (Oxford, 2014), he investigated questions of distributive justice, equality and legitimacy in the European Union. More recently, he spent four years at the University of Zurich’s department of philosophy conducting a Swiss-National-Science Foundation funded postdoctoral research project on the morality of risk imposition and market transactions. During his time in Florence and at EUSOL he intends to complete a book manuscript that philosophically defends enhanced economic equality amongst European citizens as a substantive goal of the European Union. For a study of the ideal of equality of opportunity in the European context, see: ‘Equal Opportunity in Common Markets’, (Journal of Common Market Studies, 2019). For a recent piece that applies normative thinking to a particular aspect of European integration, see: ‘Eurozone Justice’ (Journal of Political Philosophy, 2018

Research Themes: Moral and political philosophy

Period of stay: January - August 2019

Tel. tbc


Office: SF-011, Villa Sanfelice



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