Tamara Popic studies comparative politics of welfare states. She holds a Ph.D. in political and social science from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. Tamara has been a postdoctoral fellow at NORFACE project ‘HEALTHDOX: The Paradox of Health State Future’ at the University of Lisbon, visiting fellow at Trinity College Dublin and a coordinator of Welfare State Futures Programme at the EUI.
Tamara specializes in the politics of health care reforms in Europe, with a focus on institutions, party politics and public opinion in health care policymaking. Her work has appeared in Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Social Policy, Health Policy and in Social Policy and Administration. She is also one of the editors (with E. M. Immergut, K. M. Anderson and C. Devitt) of Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook, soon to be published by Oxford University Press.
During her Max Weber Fellowship, Tamara will work on the monograph on the politics of health reforms in new Eastern European democracies, titled Health Reforms in Post-Communist Eastern Europe, forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan. She will also collaborate with E. Immergut (EUI) and D. Burlacu (Newcastle University) on a project focused on public responsiveness to governmental activity during the COVID-19 crisis, which is part of the EUI's COVID-19 knowledge hub.
Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers
Tamara has taught and tutored B.A. and M.A. level students in topics of public and social policy, and institutional theory at James Madison University in Florence, Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf and at the Institute for Social and Political Sciences in Lisbon.