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Marina Cino Pagliarello

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Florence School of Transnational Governance

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Marina Cino Pagliarello

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Florence School of Transnational Governance


Marina Cino Pagliarello has joined the School of Transnational Governance in September 2023 as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Prior to joining the STG, she was ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE) and she has held academic positions at the LSE, University College London (UCL), Queen Mary University of London, and University of Essex as lecturer of EU politics, public policy, and European political economy. Her academic research focuses on the multi-level and public-private governance mix in higher education in Europe and in understanding the mechanisms through which polysemic ideas play a role in restructuring actors’ interests.

Her monograph on “Ideas and European Education policy: 1975-2020” has been published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2022, and her work has appeared in refereed political science journals, including the Journal of Public Policy and West European Politics. Previous qualifications include a PhD in European Studies from the London School of Economics, a MSc in Economics of Arts and Culture from SDA Bocconi School of Management, and an MA in Modern History from the University of Pisa.

In parallel to academia, Dr Cino Pagliarello has worked as education policy researcher and specialist with national/international organisations and governments for over 20 years, with a track record in the delivery of international and comparative education projects and in expanding strategic relationships with academic institutions, policymakers and consultancies. She has an extensive experience in policy analysis and evaluation of public policies. Since 2012, she has worked as Senior Research Associate for LSE Consulting, where she has led several projects on education for a wide range of clients, including the European Commission, the European Training Foundation, the British Council, and the UK Government.

As Marie Curie Fellow at the STG, she will focus on the role of universities as diplomatic actors and how they combine political agency with knowledge production to promote economic, social, cultural, and educational relations among nations.

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