Short CV/Education and training

  • 2017 – 2018
    EURIAS Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies

  • 2014 – 2017
    Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh

  • 2009 – 2013
    Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science, University of Edinburgh

  • Since 2005
    Salvesen Chair of European Institutions at the University of Edinburgh

  • 1983
    LenDR (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)

  • 1982
    BA (Cantab)

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • The Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the former Yugoslavia (ERC Adv Inv Grant 2009-2014):

  • EUDO Citizenship Observatory:

  • Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship: 2018-2020 Building Citizenship Regimes: A Global Perspective

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences

    Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts


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