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Department of Political and Social Sciences - Department of History

EUI appoints Corinna Unger and Elias Dinas as Heads of Department

The EUI is pleased to announce Elias Dinas as the new Head of the Department of Political and Social Sciences and Corinna Unger as the new Head of the Department of History.

12 September 2022


Corinna Unger, Professor of Global and Colonial History, also coordinates the EUI’s interdisciplinary research cluster on 'Environmental Challenges and Climate Change Governance', together with Law Professor Joanne Scott. Her research in recent years has focused on the history of development and decolonisation, on the history of international organisations, and on the history of the social sciences.

In reacting to the appointment, Professor Unger shares what she foresees in her new role, “I am looking forward to working with colleagues in the Department of History and across the EUI to provide the best possible training for early-stage researchers, and to contributing to the Institute’s institutional development in constructive ways.”

Professor Unger succeeds Professor Giorgio Riello as Head of Department.

Elias Dinas holds the EUI Swiss Chair in Federalism, Democracy and International Governance jointly at the Robert Schuman Centre and Department of Political and Social Sciences. He is currently on leave from the University of Oxford, where he is Associate Professor in Comparative Politics. An EUI alumnus, his research interests include the dynamics of political socialisation, the downstream effects of institutional interventions and the legacy of authoritarian rule on the ideological predispositions of citizens in new democracies.

“I am grateful to my colleagues for entrusting me with such an important role. The goal we set for the years ahead is to keep on producing cutting-edge research, while diffusing across the world a community of top scholars and inspiring teachers,” shares Professor Dinas.

Professor Dinas succeeds Professor Ellen Immergut as Head of Department.

Last update: 12 September 2022

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