European Studies and Fellowships

European Studies and Fellowships


Recent holders of the Fellowship

Dr. Joseba Gabilondo was the Basque Visiting Fellow 2015-16. He is an associate professor (19th/20th Spanish/Peninsular Studies) in the Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University. He has published several articles on Basque and Spanish nationalisms, Atlantic studies, intellectual discourse, postnationalism, masculinity, feminism, queer theory, globalization, and Hispanic and Hollywood cinema. He has edited a monographic issue for the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies entitled The Hispanic Atlantic (2001). He is coeditor of Empire and Terror: Nationalism/Postnationalism in the New Millennium (Center for Basque Studies, 2004). He is also the author of an essay collection in Basque about contemporary Basque literatures entitled Remnants of the NationProlegomena to a Postnational History of Basque Literature (University of the Basque Country Press, 2006), a monograph on Basque novelist Ramon Saizarbitoria: New York - Martutene: On the Utopia of Basque Postnationalism and the Crisis of Neoliberal Globalization (University of the Basque Country, 2013; National Essay Prize, Euskadi Saria), and a postnational history of Basque literatures from the Middle Ages to the 21st century: Before Babel: A Cultural History of Basque Literatures (Barbaroak, forthcoming). He is currently working on two book manuscripts: Basque Intellectuals and Spanish Neoliberal Nationalism. On the New Global Ideology of Terrorism and Immigration and Atlantic Spain: Nationalism and the Postcolonial Ghost. He has also published two narrative books: From California with Love (1992) and Vulgate of the Apocalypse (2009) in Basque. For a full version of his CV go to:

Professor Elena Inarra  was the Basque Visiting Fellow (2009-2010), she is professor of Economic Theory at  the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao and has been visiting professor at Brown University and at the Institute of Economic Analysis (CSIC) in Barcelona. Inarra´s research interests focus on game theory and its applications to Economics. Currently she is working on Matching Theory, Bilateral Betting Systems, and Evolutionarily Stable Aggressiveness in Bird Societies.

Professor Oscar Alvarez Gilla was the Basque Visiting Fellow at the College (2008-2009). He is a professor of History of the Americas in the University of the Basque Country. Most of his research has been focused on the study of mass migrations from Europe abroad during the 19th and 20th centuries, giving a special attention to  the migratory processes which took place from the Basque Country to Latin America.

Dr Jurgi Kintana was the Basque Visiting Fellow at the College (2007 - 2008).  He completed his PhD in Modern History in 2006 and held lectureships at the University of the Basque Country. His current research focuses on the nation-building and linguistic policies in the UK and Spain, especially comparing the Welsh and Basque cases.

Professor Joseba Agirreazkuenaga was the Basque Visiting Fellow at the College (2006 - 2007). He is Professor of Contemporary History and has taught at the University of the Basque Country (Bilbao) since 1980; he is also a Member of Euskaltzaindia (Royal Academy of the Basque Language). His research subjects are: Representative Assemblies and Parliamentary History; Biographies and prosopographies; oral history and historiography; liberal revolutions; and cultural sociability.

Ms Sara Lallana del Río, Basque Fellow Trinity Term 2006. Ms Lallana del Rio lectures in law at the University of the Basque Country. Her main interests are European labour and employment law; human resources management; posting of workers in the European Union; the freedom to provide services in the European Union; and European social policies. In 2003 she was also appointed a judge for the Court of Justice of the Basque Country. After leaving St Antony's, she founded the Oxford University Society in the Basque Country, which she now runs.

Dr Jon Arrieta Alberdi, Basque Fellow Michaelmas Term 2005 - Hilary Term 2006. University teacher from 1984 at first at the University of Barcelona (1984-1989) and then from 1989 until now at the University of the Basque Country, teaching History of Law and Institutions of Spain and of the Basque Country. Publications in different areas, especially in Public Institutions of the Crown of Aragon and of the Spanish Monarchy in Modern Age (El Consejo Supremo de la Corona de Aragón, (1494-1707), Zaragoza, 1994), as well as on Basque legal and institutional order in the Ancient Regime, and also on historical Spanish law and its update, by means of the Spanish Constitution.

Dr Xabier Arzoz, Basque Fellow 2004 - 2005. Dr Xabier Arzoz is University Lecturer in Administrative Law at the University of the Basque Country. He studied Law at Deusto University, Spain, and EC Law at the University of Saarland, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in 1998. His research interests include EC and Spanish administrative law, fundamental rights, federalism and autonomy, linguistic diversity, and competition law. He is the author of two monographs in Spanish, concerning the Executive Power and the Execution of EC Law and the relationship between Administration and citizens, and of an administrative law textbook in Basque. While Basque Fellow, he focussed on the legal implications of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Professor Xabier Ezeizabarrena, Basque Fellow 2003 - 2004



Past holders of the Deakin fellowship:

Anna Konieczna was the 2015-16 Deakin Fellow. She graduated from Warsaw University in French Literature and in International Relations. She obtained her PhD in history from Sciences Po Paris (France) in 2013. Her research interests focus on the history of the international and transnational relations in Africa after 1960 and, more specifically, on the history of the French foreign policy in non-Francophone Africa. At St Antony’s college she analysed the history of the French anti-apartheid movement (1960-90).

Dr Tom Stammers was the 2014-2015 Deakin Visiting Fellow. He is a lecturer in European Cultural History at the University of Durham. Tom received his PhD from Cambridge in 2010 and previous appointments include a Junior Research Fellowship at the Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; an Incoming Fernand Braudel Fellowship with the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme; and a Lectureship at NYU in Paris. In the academic year 2014-15 at St Antony’s College he worked on completing his book manuscript entitled Collection, Recollection, Revolution: Scavenging the Past in Nineteenth-Century Paris. The book traces the transformation of the profile of the private collector in the wake of the French Revolution, and explores the contribution of private collectors to debates about the function and meaning of national heritage. Future projects include a study of the global historiography of the French Revolution in the years around the First World War, and a study of autodidact connoisseurs, visual literacy and socialist aesthetics in the long nineteenth century. Recent publications include ‘Collectors, Catholics, and the Commune: Heritage and Counterrevolution, 1860-1890’ in French Historical Studies (2014).Tom is also a regular contributor as reviewer and feature-writer to the arts journal Apollo.

Dr Ed Naylor was the 2013-14 Deakin Visiting Fellow. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh and holds a Master's degree from the College of Europe in Warsaw. In 2011, he received his PhD in History from Queen Mary, University of London and has taught both there and at the University of Portsmouth. He has recently been conducting research in Marseille and participated in a collaborative CNRS-run project on plural memories and state commemoration. Ed's research has centred on decolonization and Algerian migration to France during the Trente glorieuses, with wider interests in the welfare state and perceptions of social mobility in post-war Western Europe. His current project explores late colonial welfare models and their influence on social work and public housing in France over subsequent decades. His recent publications include ‘“A system that resembles both colonialism and the invasion of France”: Gaston Defferre and the politics of immigration in 1973’, in E. Godin and N. Vince eds., France and the Mediterranean (London: Peter Lang, 2012) and ‘“Un âne dans l’ascenseur”: Late colonial welfare services and social housing in Marseille after decolonization’, French History 27 (3) (2013).

Dr. Carolina Kobelinsky was the 2012-2013 Deakin Visiting Fellow.

Dr. Michael Drolet was the 2010-2011 Deakin Visiting Fellow.

Dr. Bastien Irondelle was the 2009-2010 Deakin Fellow. He studied History, Political Science, International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University Paris I Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris and he obtained his Ph D in Political Science from Sciences Po. Bastien is a Tenured Research Fellow at the Center for International  Studies and Research and Lecturer in Sciences Po.  He is Visiting Fellow in the Changing Character of War Programme, Faculty of History. He is interested in European Security, military transformation and armed forces reforms in Europe, NATO and ESDP with a focus on public opinion, ESDP networks, Europeanization and agenda-setting.  Bastien’s main research programme is entitled “Explaining strategic adjustment: comparing UK and France grand strategies after the cold war”. Other research activities include Intelligence and Defence Policy, military recruitment in all-volunteer armed forces and the issues of Private Military Companies.

Professor Justine Lacroix was the Deakin Fellow for the year 2008-2009. She is Associate Professor at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles. Her research interests include contemporary political thought and the normative dimensions of European integration. Justine Lacroix is the author of four monographs, including La pensee francaise a l'epreuve de l'Europe (Paris:  Grasset 2008) and of numerous articles published in journals such as European Journal of Political Theory, Political Studies, Politics, European Political Science, Critique, Raison publique, Mouvements, Ethnique Publique, Le Banquet. Along with Professor Kalypso Nicolaidis, she is currently editing a book on European Stories. How National Intellectuals Debate Europe.

Dr. Sonia Tebbakh  was the 2007-2008 Deakin Visiting Fellow at the College. She has a PhD in political science from Sciences Po Grenoble. Author of a doctoral research on the North Africa second generation in France, her scientific investigations also focus on the Maghrebi immigration in Great Britain, the integration of Muslim people in Europe and the issue of religious discrimination. In 2005-2006 she was Lavoisier post-doctoral fellow at the Maison Française and Visiting Scholar in the sociology department at Oxford University.



Recent Holders

Peter Vis was the EU Visiting Fellow for 2014-15. He has worked for the European Commission in Brussels for 25 years, mostly in the areas of climate change, renewable energy and taxation. His most recent position was Head of Cabinet ("Chief of Staff") to the European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard (2010-2014). Prior to that he worked in the Cabinet of Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Energy (2007-2010). He has specialised in economic instruments, and, in particular, the development and implementation of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme. 10 years after the introduction of emissions trading in the EU, the subject of his research will be to assess the effectiveness of market-based instruments to address climate change. He contributed two chapters to "EU Environmental Law: the EU greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme" edited by Jos Delbeke and published by Claeys & Casteels in 2006. Peter Vis, a British national, joined the European Commission in 1990, prior to which he worked for HM Customs & Excise (now HM Revenue & Customs) in the UK. He graduated from Cambridge University, UK, with a History degree in 1982.

David Wright was the EU Visiting Fellow for 2010-2011.

Jonathan Scheele was the European Union Visiting Fellow for the year 2009-2010.  A graduate in Mechanical Sciences and Economics from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he has been a European Commission official since 1974.  During that time he has worked in a wide range of policy areas, including industrial policy, relations with southern Europe and, later, with South East Asia, international trade negotiations – with a period as European Community negotiator for trade in services (GATS) – and in international transport relations.  From 2001 to 2006 he was the Head of the European Commission's Delegation in Romania, before returning to Brussels as Director responsible for international transport relations, transport infrastructure and transport logistics.
During his time at the ESC he researched into the lessons to be learnt from the development of the different elements of the single transport market, from a political, legal and technical viewpoint, with the aim of extending the single market to future candidate countries as well as those in the EU's near neighbourhood.


Kostis Karpozilos was A.G. Leventis Fellow at SEESOX, St Antony’s College 2015-16. He earned a degree in Modern Greek Literature at the University of Thessaloniki (2002), completed an M.A. in Historical Research at the University of Sheffield (2003) and a Ph.D. in History at the University of Crete (2010). His thesis focused on revolutionary diasporas in the United States and the trajectory of Greek-American radicalism in the 20th century. He is the scriptwriter of the documentary Greek-American Radicals: the Untold Story (2013), the author of a book on the Cretan socialist intellectual Stavros Kallergis (Benaki Museum, 2013), and he has a fortcoming book titled “Revolutionary Diaspora”. Kostis was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University and Princeton University and has taught at the University of the Peloponnese, and at Sciences Po. He has written extensively on the Greek crisis, the European Left and the limits of political imagination in the post-1989 world and currently he is working on an international history of the Greek Left.

Dr. Eirini Karamouzi was the 2014-2015 SEESOX A.G. Leventis Fellow.  Eirini has an MSc in European Politics and Governance and a PhD in International History, both from LSE. She has held a Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence and a Pinto Postdoctoral fellowship at LSE IDEAS. Before moving to Oxford in 2014, she was a one-year Lecturer of European Studies and History at Yale University. Her main research interests lie in the history of European integration and the Cold War. Her monograph Greece, the EEC and the Cold War, 1974-1979. The Second Enlargement reveals the rationale behind Europe’s decision to accept Greece in its circle and details the dynamics of the accession negotiations in the evolving environment of detente and the rise of the Left in Southern Europe. She is deeply interested in the contemporary history of the Balkans and she co - edited a volume on the Balkans in the Cold War published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2015 that examines the political, economic, strategic, ideological and cultural affairs in the Balkans from the Second World War until the end of the Cold War (1945-1989).

Tryfon BampilisA.G. was the A.G. Leventis Visiting Fellow 2013-14. Tryfon  holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Leiden. He studied Social Anthropology and Social Policy in Panteion University in Athens and he obtained a Master in Science in Social Anthropology at UCL. His monograph titled Greek Whisky: The Localization of a Global Commodity (Oxford & New York: Berghahn) examines imported beverages and their relationship to moderness, gender and scale making in contemporary Greece. His research interests include, ethnographic approaches to modernity, material culture, commodities, post-authoritarian Greece and Aegean/Greek ethnography. He has been publishing on the anthropology of consumption and material culture and he is currently researching the rise of far-right in Greece in relation to migration and the current economic crisis. He has been teaching anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Bayreuth and has served as scientific advisor at the Netherlands Institute at Athens.

Dimitrios Gkintidis, A.G. Leventis Visiting Fellow 2012-13, studied Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (2003) and Sociology at the University of Strasbourg II Marc Bloch (2004, MA). He received his PhD from the Department of Balkan, Slavic, and Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia in 2011, with a specialization in Social Anthropology. His thesis focused on the local public sphere of the Greek border region of Evros and the changing perceptions of politics, economy and culture in the context of national and EU policies. He was 2012/2013 A.G. Leventis Fellow in Contemporary Greek Studies at SEESOX, ESC, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. His current research focuses on the symbolic construction of “European Integration” in Greece over the last 30 years.



Recent holders of the fellowship:

Maria Elena Cavallaro was the 2015-16 Santander Fellow. SHe is currently Adjunct Professor of History of International Relations at Luiss Guido Carli University of Political Science in Rome. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Comparative Political History  from the Faculty of Political Science  (Bologna, Italy), in May 2005.  She defended a thesis on “the Role of European Integration in Spain from the Franco’s regime to the first steps  of European Integration (1950-1977)”.  Her main research fields are processes of transition to democracy above all in Southern Europe; European Integration and the interaction between transition to democracies and external factors during the Seventies

Dr. Vincent Druliolle was the 2014-2015 Santander Visiting Fellow. After obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of Essex, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2011-2013). His main research interest is the relationship between memory, transitional justice and democracy (both the empirical and the normative dimensions), and he is currently working on the politics of victimhood in contemporary Spain. His work on Argentina and Spain has been published in Social & Legal Studies, Human Rights & Human Welfare, The Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies and The Journal of Human Rights. He is also the co-editor, with Francesca Lessa, of The Memory of State Terrorism in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Dr. Francisco Torres was the 2013-2014 Santander Visiting Fellow. He has also been Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Research of the European University Institute, Florence, Senior Associate Member at St Antony’s and the first Robert Schuman Fellow of the European Commission at CEPS, Brussels. He has taught mainly at the Catholic University in Lisbon, where he is Adjunct Professor of European Studies, but also at the universities of Aveiro (Associate Professor), Victoria, BC, Canada, and Rome II, among others. He studied Economics (Lic., MSc. and Ph.D. progr.), International Relations (MA) and European Studies (Ph.D.). He is a Research Associate (and EU Steering Committee Member) of ECPR and EUSA’s Political Economy Section. His main research interests are European integration, institutional change, economic reform within EMU and EU and global governance. His publications include various edited and co-authored books on EMU and EU governance (Cambridge Univ. Press, Nomos Verlag, St Martin’s) and numerous articles in academic journals, most recently Intereconomics, South European Society and Politics and Journal of European Integration and chapters in edited volumes such as OUP, Palgrave and Routledge.

Dr. Francisco Herreros was the 2012-2013 Santander Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College. He has been Visiting Fellow in All Souls College and Nuffield College, and visiting scholar at New York University. His main research interests are social capital and trust and the analysis of political violence, especially civil wars, state repression and terrorism. His publications include the book The Problem of Forming Social Capital. Why Trust? (New York: Palgrave, 2004) as well as articles in Comparative Political Studies, Rationality and Society, Politics and Society, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Political Studies and International Political Science Review, among other academic journals.

Dr. Diego Muro was the 2011-2012 Santander Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College. Dr. Muro is an Assistant Professor at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals. Prior to joining IBEI he was Associate Professor in European Studies at King’s College London (2003-2009) and Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (2008-09). Trained as a political scientist (PhD, LSE, 2004), he has maintained an involvement in politics, sociology and international studies. His main research interests are nationalism, social movements, ethnic conflict and asymmetric warfare.

Dr. Jaime Lluch was the 2010-2011 Santander Visiting Fellow in Iberian Studies. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at Yale University, awarded in May of 2007 (Chair: James C. Scott).  He also holds a J.D. from Yale Law School.  He is a comparativist working on nationalism and ethnicity, the politics of multinational democracies, comparative federalism, European Union politics and law, and now increasingly on migration and citizenship. 

Julio Crespo MacLennan (MA. D.Phil Oxon) was the Santander fellow in Iberian Studies (2009-2010). He has been a lecturer in Contemporary European History and International Relations at San Pablo CEU University and IE business School in Madrid, and visiting professor at Tufts University in Boston. He was briefly involved in Spanish diplomacy and was posted in Turkey and Ireland. He writes regularly on European affairs and international relations for the Spanish daily ABC and occasionally for the international press.
His main academic interests are contemporary European history and the international relations of the European Union. He is the author of the following books: Spain and the process of European Integration, Palgrave (2000), España en Europ: del ostracismo a la modernidad (2004).
Spain and Ireland throughout the ages (with Declan Downey 2008), Forjadores de Europa (2009) and Europe-makers: great Europeanists and Eurosceptics in the twentieth century, forthcoming.


Professor Johannes Paulmann was the 2014-2015 Richard von Weizsäcker  Fellow. He is Director at the Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) at Mainz. He received his MA (1986), Ph.D. (1991) and Habilitation (1999) in History from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He taught at Munich (2000-2002), the International University Bremen (2002-2006) and the Universität Mannheim (2006-2011). He has been visiting fellow at Emory University, LSE, the German Historical Institute London, and Magdalen College, Oxford.

His research interests cover European, International and German History. Pomp und Politik (2000), a history of the royal and state visits in Europe from the Ancien Régime to the First World War, won the prize of the German Association of Historians. He edited The Mechanics of Internationalism: Culture, Society and Politics from the 1840s to the First World War (2001), with Martin Geyer. He is joint chief editor of European History Online (, a transnational history of Europe. He edited the collections: Arisierung und Wiedergutmachung in deutschen Städten (2014), with Christiane Fritsche; Deutscher Kolonialismus und Natur vom Kaiserreich bis zur Bundesrepublik (2008); Auswärtige Repräsentationen: Deutsche Kulturdiplomatie nach 1945 (2005).

His current research interest focuses on the history of humanitarianism on which he recently published “Conjunctures in the History of International Humanitarian Aid during the Twentieth Century”,