European foreign and security policy; discourse analysis; discursive institutionalism; public opinion; communicative action; deliberative democracy
My research addresses the following questions: (1) under what conditions does citizen discourse influence the decision-making of EU foreign policy? (2) to what extent do elites take into consideration citizen discourse when making decisions and policies? and (3) how do deliberative approaches contribute to strengthening the relationship between the EU and its citizens?
To answer these questions, the research adopts a discursive institutionalist perspective to study the coordinative and communicative discourses at the national and EU levels. It examines the substantive content of citizen discourse and the institutional parameters in EU member states.
2019-2020 Master of Philosophy in International Relations and Politics at the University of Cambridge
2016-2019 Bachelor of Arts in History and Minor in Political Science at the University of South Florida, Summa Cum Laude
Green & Gold Scholar Scholarship
Honors College Member
2022 Research Assistant to Dr Chad Damro for ENGAGE project
2022 Co-convenor of the Edinburgh Europa Research Group, a postgraduate forum for European affairs. We provide a space for researchers, in particular PhD students and Early Career Researchers, to present their work in European studies, to receive feedback and to exchange ideas in a friendly and constructive environment.