Morning Session II: Populism and the EU dimension

Tuesday, 10:30 - 12:15, Room 2 (downstairs)

Chair: Caterina Froio (Sciences Po, Paris)

Lazaros Karavasilis (Loughborough University) and Patricia Rodi (Queen Mary University, London)
Lazaros Karavasilis is a PhD student in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Loughborough University and his research project is on comparing right- and left-wing populism in Greece and Germany. Among his main academic interests are theoretical and empirical populism, political parties, the radical left and the radical right, and the connection between parties and movements.

Patricia Rodi is a Doctoral Researcher in Politics at Queen Mary University of London. Her research mainly concerns populism and nationalism in the rhetoric and discursive strategies of populist and mainstream parties in Europe. Patricia is the book review editor of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy publication e-Extreme. She has worked as part of the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Network on Populist Communication (Cost Action IS1308) and co-authored a chapter on media reporting on populism in its second action anthology (Routledge).

Marta Lorimer (London School of Economics)
Marta Lorimer is a final year PhD candidate at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. Her thesis focuses on Europe’s place in the ideology of the French Front National and the Italian Movimento Sociale Italiano/Alleanza Nazionale. She is an Early Career Research Fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR) and a regular contributor to the LSE Europp blog. Prior to her PhD, she completed a dual degree programme in European Studies between Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics. She tweets @_mlorimer.

Georg Plattner (University of Vienna) 
Georg Plattner is a PhD candidate and Research Assistant at the Centre for European Integration Research (EIF) at the University of Vienna, Austria. Before his current position, he was a Visiting Researcher on a scholarship granted by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Tel Aviv University. His research interests include populist radical right parties in Europe, European Integration, and EU Security, Defence and Foreign Policies.

Jakub Wondreys (University of Georgia)
Jakub Wondreys, originally from Prague (Czech Republic), holds a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science from Università Degli Studi Roma Tre (Rome, Italy) and an M.A. in Political Science from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale, IL, USA). He is currently a third-year Ph.D. student at the Public and International Affairs School at the University of Georgia (Athens, GA, USA). His research concentrates on political parties (mainly the far-right) and elections in Europe.