School of Social and Political Science

Andrea Christou

Job Title

PhD Student

Background

Research Project:

My research addresses the following questions: (1) under what conditions does citizen discourse influence the decision-making of European foreign policy? (2) to what extent do elites take into consideration citizen discourse when making decisions and policies? and (3) how do deliberative mechanisms 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 and examines the substance of citizen discourse and the institutional parameters in EU member states.

Supervisors:

Dr Carmen Gebhard

Dr Chad Damro

Qualifications:

2016-2019 Bachelor of Arts in History and Minor in Political Science at the University of South Florida

  • Green & Gold Scholar Scholarship
  • Honors College Member

2019-2020 Master of Philosophy in International Relations and Politics at the University of Cambridge 

Research interests

Research interests

European foreign and security policy; discourse analysis; discursive institutionalism; public opinion; communicative action; deliberative democracy