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Sara Svensson

Jean Monnet Fellow

Svensson SaraEmail: [email protected]

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 981

Office: Villa Raimondi, VR032


Biographical Note

Sara Svensson is a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at European University in Florence, Italy. She is on leave from Halmstad University, Sweden, where she teaches political studies in an undergraduate degree program that combines disciplinary knowledge with a special focus on analytical and communication skills for policy practitioners at different levels of government. She is also a Research Affiliate with the Center for Policy Studies at Central European University in Hungary, where she has previously worked in various capacities. She holds a PhD in public policy/political science from CEU, an MA in political science from CEU (1999) and a BA in journalism from Stockholm University (1997). Before entering academia, she worked at different locations as a news journalist for the public service broadcasting company Swedish Radio, and she still occasionally contributes to broadcast and print media in Sweden.

Research Project

When Borders Return: The response of European cross-border regional institutions to attitudes and policies of securitization and re-bordering

She takes a special research interest in policy formation and governance structures in European cross-border regions and has published on that topic in Eurasian Geography and Economy, Journal of European Integration, Regional & Federal Studies, Territory/Politics/Governance, Regions & Cohesion, Journal of Borderlands Studies and various edited volumes. As a Jean Monnet Fellow at EUI in 2019/2020, she seeks to map current (potential) transformations in cross-border institutional activity and understand the mechanisms of the changed political environment. Her research project will especially focus on institutional reactions to re-bordering policies. 




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