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Federico Romero

Co-director of the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre

Federico Romero  is Professor of History of Post-War European Cooperation and Integration at the Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute. 

Federico Romero is the Principal Investigator or the ERC project, entitled “Looking West: the European Socialist regimes facing pan-European cooperation and the European Community” (PanEur1970s).

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Dieter Schlenker

Co-director of the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre

Dieter Schlenker is the Director of the Historical Archives of the European Union since January 2013. Before, he worked for UNESCO, first as archivist at the Paris Headquarters, then as head of the Information and Knowledge Management Unit in Bangkok, Thailand. Previously, he worked as Records Manager at Ford Company European Headquarters in Cologne and at FAO Headquarters in Rome. Describing himself as “an archivist by profession and heart”, Schlenker holds an Archivist Diploma from the Archival School of the Vatican Secret Archive and a PhD in Modern History from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Contact: [email protected] 

 
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Johannes Karremans

Research Assistant

Johannes (Jan) Karremans is a Research Assistant at the Alcide de Gasperi Research Centre of the European University Institute, working for the project ‘The European Ambition: study on the EPP Group's contribution and its impact on the European integration process and on the directly elected European Parliament’. He is also involved in the project  ‘A Centralisation of Rulemaking in Europe? The Legal and Political Governance of the Financial Market’ at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies of the European University Institute. Previously, Jan was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon. Jan earned his Ph.D.-degree (2017) at the Political and Social Sciences Department of the European University Institute, his MA in Political Science at the Vrije Univesiteit Brussel (2012) and his BA degree at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam (2011). During his doctoral studies Jan’s main research focus concerned the Responsive-Responsible dilemma of party-government. His research appears/is forthcoming in various leading journals in the field, such as West European Politics and Party Politics

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Jacopo Cellini

Research Assistant

Jacopo Cellini is a Research Assistant at the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre at the European University Institute, for the project “The European ambition: study on the EPP Group's contribution and its impact on the European integration process and on the directly elected European Parliament”. He holds a MA in Contemporary History (2009) from the University of Florence (Italy), and a PhD in Contemporary History (2015) from the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) and K.U. Leuven (Belgium). After his doctorate, he worked at the Archives of the Scuola Normale and he is currently collaborating with the “Fondazione Michele Pellegrino” (Turin, Italy). His main research interests lie in the role of ideas in international relations and the impact of religion in post-WWII European societies, with a particular focus on the political culture of Italian and European Christian Democracy and their role in the history of European integration.

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Benedetto Zaccaria

Research Assistant 

 Benedetto Zaccaria is a Research Assistant at the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre of the European University Institute and a Teaching Assistant in History of International Relations at LUISS Guido Carli, Rome. He holds a MA in International Politics and Diplomacy (2010) from the University of Padova and a PhD in Political Systems and Institutional Change (2014) from the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy. His main research interests lie in the European integration process and the history of the Cold War in Europe.

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Angela Romano

Research Assistant

 Angela Romano is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute. Romano is a historian of 20th Century International Relations. Her expertise spans the Cold War, external relations of the EC/EU, integration processes in Europe, East-West economic relations, and the CSCE process. She has published extensively on these subjects and has been invited to several conferences, workshops, and seminars in Europe, Russia, the US, and Japan. She is currently finalising her second monograph – The European Community and Eastern Europe in the Cold War (Routledge, late 2016). The research leading to this book received funding from the EU’s FP7/2007-2013] under grant agreement n° 2010-273072. She is the project manager and EC expert of the ERC project PanEur1970s.

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Antonio Bonatesta

Research Assistant

Antonio Bonatesta is a Research Assistant at the European University Institute’s Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre where he works on the project: “The European Investment Bank and the 'Mezzogiorno' in the context of regional development (1958-1973)”. He holds a MA in Political Science and International Relations (2009) and a Ph.D. in Historical, Geographic and International Relations Studies (2013) from the University of Salento (Italy), where he was a research fellow in Contemporary History (2014-17). His main research interests lie in the European integration process and the history of the Italian 'Mezzogiorno' in Europe. 

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Micol Visciano

Administrative assistant

Micol Visciano holds a Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages from the University of Salerno and in European Studies from the University of Bonn. She received a full-tuition scholarship from the Sole 24 Ore Business School in Rome, where she earned a Post-Graduate Diploma in Communications, Public Affairs and International Relations. She previously completed an internship at Deutsche Welle (Bonn) and worked at EFSA- European Food Safety Authority in Parma and at the Florentine Campus of New York University. She joined the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre in October 2018.

Contact: [email protected]

Phone: +39 055 4685662 

 

Visiting Fellows


Gabriele Clemens

Gabriele Clemens

Professor

Gabriele Clemens is Professor of Modern West European History at the Department of History, University of Hamburg. She is the holder of a Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration History and European Studies. Among her recent publications are “Werben für Europa” and “Geschichte der Europäischen Integration“. She is currently finishing a new publication on “Processes of Europeanization in the European Political Cooperation”.

 
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Anne Bruch

Research Fellow

Anne Bruch is a Research Fellow at the Historical Archives of the European Union for the academic year 2018/19. She is a member of the “Werben für Europa” team at the Department of History (University of Hamburg). In her postdoctoral project she focuses on the historical aspect of utility films as educational devices in secondary and higher education from the 1920s onwards. This project being carried out at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research – Member of the Leibniz Association (Braunschweig).  

 
Christos Tsakas

Christos Tsakas

Research Assistant

Christos Tsakas is a historian and a Max Weber Fellow at the EUI, working on EEC enlargement from a business perspective. Christos holds a PhD in modern history from the University of Crete (2015). As an external researcher at the Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH he initiated the IMS archives and oral history project, documenting the postwar Greek industrialization with an emphasis on the Greek junta years. Before moving to Florence, Christos was a postdoctoral researcher at the Free University of Berlin (2015–17), working on German–Greek relations in the context of European integration. 

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Elitza Stanoeva

Research Assistant

Elitza Stanoeva is a historian whose research interests are concentrated in the socialist history of Eastern and Central Europe, more specifically socialist bureaucracy and institutional processes; command economy and economic policies; urbanization and city development; monuments, celebrations and visual propaganda. She received her Ph.D. from the Technical University of Berlin after completing her doctoral studies at the TU’s Center for Metropolitan Studies. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Konstanz, the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam and the Center for Advanced Study in Sofia. She has also been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” where she taught an MA course in Urban History.

Contact: [email protected]

 
Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

Research Assistant

Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol is Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School, and Jean Monnet Fellow at the RSCAS at the European University Institute (2017/2018). He is also Non Resident Fellow at Bruegel. Emmanuel holds a BA (Hons) in European Studies from Sciences Po, Strasbourg, an MSc (Distinction) in International History from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from the EUI. Prior to joining the Adam Smith Business School, he has been Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow at the LSE, and Research Associate in the Economic History Department at the University of Glasgow. Emmanuel is Principal Investigator on the project EURECON - The Making of a Lopsided Union: Economic Integration in the EEC, 1957-1992 funded by a Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC).

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Pavel Szobi

Research Assistant

Pavel Szobi is a historian specializing in the history of 20th Century. He focuses on the period following the World War II, particularly dealing with the Eastern Bloc, COMECON and Czechoslovakia, as well as history of Iberian Peninsula. His research results have been presented at various workshops and conferences across Europe. His findings were published in several scientific journals and volumes (see the extended CV/List of publications). Dr Szobi worked in 2007-2016 as assistant professor at the Department of Economic History at the University of Economics in Prague and realized short teaching/research assignments in other institutions, such as the University of Coimbra, University of Cologne or University of New Orleans.

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Silvia Sassano

Research Assistant

Silvia Sassano is a Visiting Fellow  at the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre at the European University Institute and since 2013 she has been appointed as “Cultore della materia” in Contemporary History and European Integration History at the University of Siena (Italy). She holds a MA in International relations and European studies (2010) from the University of Siena (Italy), a MA in European Studies (2008) from the University of Montpellier I (France) and a PhD in the History and Politics of European integration (2016) from the University of Pavia (Italy). Her main research interests lie in the History of the EEC/EU Policies and the History of the EEC/EU institutions, with a particular focus on European Cohesion Policy, European Territorial Co-operation, EU enlargements and on the inter-institutional relations/dialogue between European Parliament, European Commission and Council of the European Union.  

Contact: [email protected]

 

Part-time Professors


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Luciano Bardi

Part-time Professor (EPP project)

(PhD: The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore) is Part-time Professor at the European University Institute’s Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre where he is the Coordinator of the research project  on “The EEP Group’s contribution and impact on key episodes in the development of the European integration process and of the directly elected European Parliament”; he is also the Co-Founder (with Peter Mair) and President of the Observatory on Political Parties and Representation now at the University of Pisa.  He has been Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Pisa and at the University of Bologna as well as visiting professor and fellow at numerous universities in Europe and North America. 

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Wojciech Gagatek

Part-time Professor (EPP Project)

Wojciech Gagatek is Part-time Professor at the European University Institute’s Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre where he works on the research project  on “The EEP Group’s contribution and impact on key episodes in the development of the European integration process and of the directly elected European Parliament”. He holds an MA in Political Sciences and MA in Law (from the University of Warsaw), PhD in Political and Social Sciences (from the European University Institute in Florence), habilitation in Political Sciences from the University of Warsaw. Currently he works at the Institute of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw. 

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Carine Germond

Part-time Professor (EPP Project)

Carine Germond is Part-time Professor at the European University Institute’s Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre where he works on the research project  on “The EEP Group’s contribution and impact on key episodes in the development of the European integration process and of the directly elected European Parliament”.She is also Associate Professor of European Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Historical Studies. She is programme Leader of the European Studies Programme and co-leads the European Studies Research Cluster. She has previously worked at Maastricht University and Yale University. She has received distinguished fellowships from several institutions across Europe. Her core research expertise is in comparative, transnational and international history of 20th century Europe and European integration after 1945. 

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Karl Magnus Johansson

Part-time Professor (EPP Project)

Karl Magnus Johansson is Part-time Professor at the European University Institute’s Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre where he works on the research project  on “The EEP Group’s contribution and impact on key episodes in the development of the European integration process and of the directly elected European Parliament”. He is also a professor of political science at Södertörn University, Stockholm. He was educated at Lund University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has held visiting positions at the Center for European Integration Studies at Bonn University and at Stellenbosch University. His research interests include European integration and politics, Europeanization, political parties and transnationalism. He has published widely on various aspects of transnational party cooperation within and throughout the European Union and on European Union politics, as well as on questions related to Sweden’s membership in the European Union.

Contact: [email protected]

 
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Wolfram Kaiser

Part-time Professor (EPP Project)

Wolfram Kaiser is a Part-time Professor at the European University Institute’s Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre where he works on the research project  on “The EEP Group’s contribution and impact on key episodes in the development of the European integration process and of the directly elected European Parliament”. He is also a Professor of European Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK, and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium. He has done extensive research on nineteenth and twentieth century European history and international relations and is also working on contemporary issues of EU politics. Kaiser has published widely in the field of history of European integration including on the European Parliament and political parties and party cooperation. 

Contact: [email protected]

 

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