I am honored and humbled to announce that I was awarded the Julie Dehay Prize from the ULiège Foundation for my research on EU crises. More info here.


I am excited to share that I have started today as a Summer Research Scholar in the European Studies Center ESC Pitt (Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence) and the University Library System (ULS) of the University of Pittsburgh where I will spend the whole month of June! 

I have temporarily relocated to Pittsburgh where I will work on my research and connect with scholars at Pitt while perusing the Barbara Sloan EU Document Collection to collect new data. 

I warmly thank the jury members of the Summer Research Scholars Program for selecting my application, and I look forward to making the most of this amazing opportunity!


I attended the EUSA conference in Miami, FL, where I presented my research and discussed interesting papers. I met a lot of EU scholars and exchanged with eminent professors. What a fruitful conference!




I have been invited by the Harvard-MIT Belgian society to discuss the Russian-Ukraine conflict with Mr. Ambassador Jean-Arthur Régibeau (Belgian Ambassador to the U.S. and former Belgian Ambassador to Russia) and Professor Mikulaschek from Harvard University.







I attended the MPSA conference in Chicago, IL, where I presented my research and discussed interesting papers and posters. 


I have been invited to present my research in the EU Program at Princeton seminar. My communication, entitled "Communicating EUrope: Discourse, Legitimacy, and Crises", will take place on March 23rd.


I attended my PhD ceremony at the University of Liège, surrounded by my husband and family. 


I was invited to take part to a video about what it's like to do a PhD at the University of Liège which was broadcast during the PhD ceremony. 


Pleased to announce that my communication proposals “The European Union's Institutional Discourse in Times of Crises: Fostering Legitimacy and Unity through Public Communication” and "Do Value Matter? Tracing the Political Interpretations of the 'European State' in te EU's Enlargement Discourse" have been accepted as part of the 2022 EUSA Conference program. I will thus present my research in Miami next spring. 


I took part to the SPSA conference in San Antonio, TX. I met so many interesting researchers and professors with fascinating reserach topics!



Pleased to announce that my communication proposal “The EU Institutions’ Discourse in Times of Political, Economic, and Health Crises: Legitimacy-Building Strategies in Public Communication” has been accepted as part of the 79th MPSA Annual Conference program. I will thus present my research in Chicago next spring. 


Interested in the current tensions between the European Union and Poland? I come back on the historical importance of political values (among others, the rule-of-law) in this article published on The Conversation France.


Pleased to announce that my communication proposal “Communicating in Crisis: A Comparison of the EU Institutions’ Argumentative Discourse during Political, Economic, and Health Crises” has been accepted as part of the 2022 SPSA Annual Conference programI will thus present my research in San Antonio in January 2022


Today, I started my postdoctoral research as a B.A.E.F. fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. More about my current research here


I am delighted and proud to announce that I successfully defended my PhD thesis entitled “A Tale of Europe(anness): Interpretations of the 'European State' in the Discourse of the Political Institutions of the European Union” at the University of Liège. Grades are no longer granted for PhD theses in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation but the jury invited me to publish my PhD thesis, which amounts to the highest grade in the former scale. More info here


Happy to announce that my PhD thesis has been submitted and accepted! The defense is planned on July 1st, 2021. Due to the current circumstances, it will take place in a hybrid format (in the premises of the University of Liège and online). I can't wait to share about my research, hear feedback from the jury, and celebrate with family and friends. What a challenging, yet rewarding, journey it has been. The end of a chapter, not the end of the book!


Today, I took part to the MT180 contest (Ma thèse en 180 secondes, French-speaking version of 3MT). Presenting my research to the wider public in 3 minutes sharp with only one slide was a challenging but rewarding experience. I warmly thank the team at the University of Liège who accompanied us throughout the different preparation steps. My presentation, entitled "L'Etat européen sous toutes ses coutures", is available on Youtube




I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded the postdoctoral fellowship of the Belgian American Educational Foundation! I can't wait to start this exciting journey as a B.A.E.F. fellow! More info about the research project I will work on at the University of Pennsylvania here

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