Laura Schmeer

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Institut d'études européennes (ULB)
Bureau 2.307
Avenue F.D. Roosevelt, 39
1050 Bruxelles
CP 172


Laura is a second-year Ph.D. candidate in political science at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), affiliated with Cevipol (Centre d'Étude de la Vie Politique) and the IEE (Institute for European Studies). In her dissertation, she focuses on the role of the European Commission in the agencification of the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. She has worked as a teaching assistant for the department of political science where she taught a seminar on academic writing. Starting from October 2020, she takes up a mandate as F.N.R.S. Research Fellow. She graduated in 2019 with an M.A. in European Studies at the IEE (ULB). For her master’s thesis, she conducted a quantitative study of the ideological positioning of European regionalist parties. She also holds a B.A. double degree from Saarbrücken University (Germany) and Université de Lorraine (Metz/France).

  • Since 2019: Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science (Cevipol, Université libre de Bruxelles)
  • 2016 – 2019: M.A. European Studies (Institut d'études européennes, Université libre de Bruxelles)
  • 2013 – 2016: B.A. Franco-German Studies: transnational communication and cooperation (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany / Université de Lorraine, France)