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Research Positions 

Postdoctoral research fellow in EU politics – Sept. 2021 - present

University of Pennsylvania (U.S.) - Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.) Fellowship 


Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science (EU politics) – Jan. 2017 - Jul. 2021

University of Liège (BE) - European Studies Unit, Political Science Department

SHS/non-Fria Doctoral Fellowship

Dissertation: A Tale of Europe(anness): Interpretations of the "European State" in the Discourse of the Political Institutions of the European Union (defended on July 1st, 2021)

Committee: Quentin Michel (ULiège), Geoffrey Geuens (ULiège), Kiran K. Patel (LMU Munich), Maria Stoicheva (Sofia University), Geoffrey Grandjean (ULiège), Gilles Grin (UNIL Lausanne/Fondation Jean Monnet)

Researcher/Book contributor – Sept. - Dec. 2015

University of Liège (BE) - European Studies Unit, Political Science Department

Teaching positions 


  Lecturer (Maître de Conférences) in EU politics – Sept. 2020 - present

University of Liège (BE) - Political Science Department

Teaching a graduate course in EU politics in the EU studies program (fall semester)

  Assistant to the professor/supply teacher – Sept. 2019 – Aug. 2020

University of Liège (BE) - Political Science Department

Support for undergraduate courses in the EU studies program


Advanced MA Government, spec. in Security Studies – 2024

Certificate in Intelligence – 2024

Johns Hopkins University (USA)

Advanced MA taught online/in the evening in Washington D.C. 

MA Communication, spec. in International Organizations – 2015

University of Liège (BE) - Summa Cum Laude 

Dissertation: British political parties’ discourse on Brexit (18/20)

Internship: Communications Assistant - Wallonia-Brussels Delegation (Belgian Embassy) in The Hague (NL) (18/20)

BA Languages and Literature (English and Dutch) – 2013    

University of Liège (BE) - Cum laude   

Erasmus stay (6 months): University of Leeds (UK) – Magna Cum Laude    


University of Pittsburgh, Jean Monnet European Studies Center, USA – June 2022 

Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe, Lausanne, Switzerland – January 2020

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands – Sept.-Nov. 2018

European University Institute, Florence, Italy – Nov.-Dec. 2017   


The European Union’s Interpretations of Europe-anness: Discourse, Enlargement, and Legitimation (Book, forthcoming 2023)

Ideas and Legitimation: The European Central Bank’s Discourse During the Eurozone and Covid-19 Crises (Government and Opposition, forthcoming 2023)

Failing Forward through Crisis Communication: The EU Leaders’ Legitimation Discourse on Twitter during the Russo-Ukrainian and Covid-19 Crises (Journal of Cross-Regional Dialogues, forthcoming 2023)

Researching the Institutions’ and International Organizations’ Discourse: A Methodology for Grey Literature and Archives”, In: Conducting Scientific Research: Instruments and Processes, Presses Universitaires de Liège (book chapter, forthcoming 2023)

La communication de la Commission sur l’identité européenne dans le cadre des demandes d’adhésion et des élargissements (Communication & Organisation, 2020) 

Le paradoxe anglais (Le labyrinthe européen - Eléments et principes de l’Union européenne, in Michel and Habran, 2016)


Communicating Conflict or Conflicting Communication: Legitimacy and Ideologies in The EU Presidents’ Twitter Discourse on the Russo-Ukrainian War

A Matter of Values or a Valuable Member? Uncovering Discursive Dynamics 

in the European Union’s Interpretations of Europe-anness: The Case of Ukraine

Communicating in Crisis: A Comparison of the EU Institutions’ Argumentative Discourse during Political, Economic, and Health Crises 


Reviewer – Politique Européenne (2023)

Special issue coordinator (with Dr. M.-H. Hermand) – De Europa – European and Global Studies Journal – “Multilingualim and the EU” (issue forthcoming 2023)

Editorial board member – Normes - Interdisciplinary journal published in the Presses Universitaires de Liège (2020-present)

Co-Editor in Chief – Cahiers de Science politique de l’Université de Liège (2019-2021)





APSA Centennial Center Grant (USD 2,500) – American Political Science Association & Edward Artinian Fund for Publishing – for the publication of my book The European Union’s Interpretations of Europe-anness – 2022

Jean Monnet EUCE Summer Research Scholar Program Grant (USD 2,500) – European Studies Center (Jean Monnet Center of Excellence) & University Library System of the University of Pittsburgh – 2022 

B.A.E.F. Postdoctoral fellowship (USD 50,000) - Belgian American Educational Foundation – 2021    

Henri Rieben research grant (CHF 3,000) – Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe – 2019 

Vibeke Sørensen research grant (EUR 1,300) - European University Institute, with the support of the European Commission – 2017 

Doctoral fellowhip (EUR 100,000) – University of Liège – 2017 


Julie Dehay Award for “promising research project” obtained for my postdoctoral research project (EUR 3,000) – Dehay Foundation – 2022 

Doctor Europaeus (European PhD, additional title) – European University Association – 2021 

Jean Gol Award (EUR 2,500) for “outstanding research in Law/Political and/or Communication Sciences” – Jean Gol Foundation – 2019 

  Valedictorian of the MA Communication, Class of 2015 – University of Liège


Harvard-MIT Belgian Society (2022, with Belgian Ambassador to the US), Princeton University (2022), Sofia University (2019),University of Amsterdam (2018)


APSA (Quebec, 2022), MPSA (Chicago, 2022), EUSA (Pittsburgh, 2023; Miami, 2022; Denver, 2019), SPSA (San Antonio, 2022), IPSA(Brisbane, 2018; Online, 2021), CES (Online, 2021), UACES (Online, 2020), ECPR (Online, 2020), Hebrew University of Jerusalem(2018), University of Amsterdam (2018), University of Liège (2018), Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences (Brussels, poster, 2018), Euroacademia (Florence, 2017)


APSA (Quebec, 2022), EUSA (Pittsburgh, 2023; Miami, 2022), MPSA (Chicago, 2022), IPSA (Online, 2021), University of Liège (2020, 2018)


The Conversation France - 2021

Quelle place pour les valeurs politiques au sein de l’UE ?

MT180 / 3MT (My thesis in 3 minutes, French-speaking version) - 2021

L’Etat européen sous toutes ses coutures. 

Podcast series “A contre-courant” UR Cité - 2021

L’identité européenne : un concept malléable ?

Member jury for “Aux encres citoyens” (contest of philosophical essays for high school students) organized by Mnema and Maison des Sciences de l’Homme - 2022

ULiège young researcher ambassador to the Belgian Royal Palace - 2020

Founding member and Coordinator, Polidoc (group for pol. sci. doctoral students at University of Liège) - 2018-2020

Communication and Event Coordinator, Réseau des Doctorants (PhD candidates’ network of the University of Liège) – 2017-2019

Elected Student / Researcher Representative (University of Liège)

  • Political Science Department Scientific Staff Senate – 2019-2020

  • Scientific Staff in Law and Political Science Senate – 2018-2020

  • Doctoral Office - 2018-2019

  • Multilingual communication Senate – 2013-2014

  • Modern languages and literatures Senate – 2011-2012

  • Senate of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts – 2011-2012



French (native) – English (fluent – TOEFL-iBT 2022: 108) – Dutch (intermediate: B2 spoken, C1 understanding) – Spanish (beginner) – German (beginner)

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