Aidan is the Academic Coordinator of the Centre. He is an Assistant Professor of European Political Economy at the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) in University College Dublin (UCD), and Director of the Dublin European Institute (DEI). Prior to UCD, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Germany (MPIfG), and a Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute (EUI). Aidan completed his PhD in Public Policy at UCD, whilst working at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), at the University of Amsterdam. His research is focused on comparative political economy of European integration. His work has appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Politics and Society, New Political Economy, Journal for Common Market Studies, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Comparative European Politics, Socio-Economic Review, and Intereconomics, among other outlets. Aidan will be the academic coordinator of the proposed centre, and the co-module leader on the economic governance work/teaching package. You can follow him on Twitter at @aidan_regan
Imelda is the Dean of Law and the inaugural Sutherland Full Professor of European Law at UCD. She is interested in the relationship between law and governance especially in economic spheres. She has published extensively in competition law and also on EU governance and presents her work regularly at international conferences and workshops. You can follow her on Twitter at @MaherImelda.
James is an Assistant Professor at UCD SPIRe. Prior to UCD, he was a Jean Monnet Fellow and a Max Weber Fellow at the EUI, and a Post-doctoral fellow at the ETH Zürich. His research is focused on different aspects of European Union politics, including decision-making in the Council of Ministers, the policy agendas of the European Commission and the European Central Bank, and the workings of the EU legislative process. You can follow him on Twitter at @jamespcross
Niamh is a Professor in UCD SPIRe, a Research Fellow and member of the Executive of UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy, and a Fellow of Dublin European Institute. She studied in UCD (BA, MA) and at Nuffield College, Oxford (DPhil), and worked for a while at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin. You can follow her on Twitter at niamh_hardiman
Marie is a lecturer in Equality Studies at the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD. She has has taught on the postgraduate Equality Studies programme since 2007, and on the undergraduate Social Justice degree programmes since 2010, teaching modules on critical social theory, global justice, social movements and egalitarian theory. You can follow her on Twitter at @mariekmoran
Alun is Chair of Geography in the College of Social Sciences and Law. From 2007-2010 he was Head of School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy. Between 2011-2014 he was Vice-Principal for Research in the then UCD College of Human Sciences.
David is a Full Professor and Head of the School of Politics and International Relations at UCD. His current positions include: member of the Royal Irish Academy; member of the Welsh Assembly's Expert Panel on Electoral Reform; Chair of the Forum on Parliamentary Discipline established by the Ceann Comhairle (Speaker) of Dáil Éireann; and membership of the international advisory boards of the Electoral Integrity project and Making Electoral Democracy Work project. You can follow him on Twitter at @dfarrel_ucd
Jorge is a PhD candidate at UCD SPIRe, researching the relationship between economic inequality and the rise of populist parties across the European Union. He is also a managing editor at Política Exterior and a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter at @Jorge_Tamames.
Vincenzo started his PhD research at UCD in September 2016. As an Irish Research Council postgraduate scholar, he analyses how the new European economic governance impacted on the systems of industrial relations in Ireland and Italy during the 2008 crisis.
Joseph is Assistant Professor of Political Theory at UCD. He has written on democracy, federalism, populism, diverse societies and European politics. His first monograph, Centripetal Democracy: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland and the European Union, won the 2018 Brian Farrell Prize for Best Book by the Political Studies Association of Ireland. You can follow him on Twitter @JJJLacey.
Martijn is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at UCD. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow in political science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He was also a Max Weber Fellow at the EUI in Florence, and a research fellow at the University of Exeter. Among other topics, his research involves the drivers and consequences of political rhetoric in the European Union. You can follow him on Twitter at @hjms.
Daniel is is a PhD candidate at the School of Politics and International Relations. His research interests include the political economy of post-crisis financial regulation, the varieties of capitalism within the EU, and the wider political economy of business/government relationships. A former competitive debater, Daniel represented both Ireland and UCD at the World Championships. In his free time, he can be found organising Dungeons and Dragons games for his fellow post-grads. You can follow him on Twitter at @thenoblestairs.