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Publications & Related Activities


  • The European Union’s Interpretations of Europe-anness: Discourse, Enlargement, and Legitimation (Book, forthcoming 2023). Supported by APSA Centennial Center and Edward Artinian Fund for Publishing.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

  • 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). 

  • Communicating in Crises: Tracing Legitimation in the EU Institutional Discourse During the Eurozone and Covid-19 Crises (Government and Opposition, forthcoming 2022).

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

Book Chapters

  • 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 (forthcoming 2023)

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

Working Papers 

  • The EU discourse and the Brexit crisis: How the EU Portrayed the UK in the Post- Brexit Era (co-authored)

  • Ideas in the European Commission’s Speeches During the Covid-19 and Ukraine crises: A Comparative Discourse Analysis (co-authored)

  • A Matter of Values or a Valuable Member? Uncovering Discursive Dynamics in the European Union’s Interpretations of Europe-anness

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

  • Legitimizing EUrope: Identity-Related Ideas and Concepts in the European Union Discourse

Guest Lectures

  • "Ukraine’s Relationship with the European Union in light of the Russo-Ukrainian War: Historical Conceptions of Europe and Path to EU Membership" (May 12, 2022). Harvard-MIT Belgian Society. Harvard University. 

  • "Communicating EUrope: Discourse, Legitimacy, and Crises". (March 23, 2022). EU Program at Princeton seminar. Princeton University.  

  • “Les interprétations de l’Europe par les institutions de l’Union.” (November 18, 2020). Course: Introduction to European Terminology - French (Prof. R. Zaharieva). Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria (online). 

  • “The representations of Europe and European identity: political values and other eligibility conditions. (April 23, 2019). Course: Democracy in the European Union (Prof. R. de Bruin). University of Amsterdam.

  • “Governing Identity or How the EU Institutions Have Shaped the States’ Europeanness”. (October 31, 2018). "Cultures of Governance" seminar. University of Amsterdam, 

  • “In Search of the "European State": Findings, Methodological Approach and Challenges”. (September 27, 2018)Weekly meeting of the European Studies Department. University of Amsterdam. 

Poster Presentations


  • “The Overseas Regions and the European Union: Historical Background, Rationale and Dynamics within the Scope of the Institutional Conception of European Identity”. (December 7, 2018). Young Researchers Overseas Day. Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences, Brussels, Belgium.

Contributions for the General Public 

Journal Roles 


Chair & Discussant Roles

  • Co-panel Chair and Co-discussant (with Matthias Matthijs), Panel "European Crises and Crisis Management", APSA Annual Conference, Montreal, 2022. 

  • Co-panel Chair and Co-discussant (with Willem Maas), Panel "European Identities", APSA Annual Conference, Montreal, 2022. 

  • Chair and Discussant, "Brexit Fallout: The Consequences of Leaving the EU", EUSA Conference, Miami, 2022. 

  • Panel Chair and Organizer, Panel “Identity(ies)-building in the EU: discourse, actors and dynamics”, IPSA World Congress,  online, 2021. 

  • Panel Chair and Discussant, Panel “Les émotions dans le discours (des) politique(s) : construction des identités collectives et individuelles”, Conference “Médias, Emotions, et Politique”, University of Liège, 2019. 

  • Conference Co-organizer, “Médias, Émotions et Politiques”, University of Liège, 2019.

  • Conference Co-organizer, 12th “Après-midi de recherche” of the Department of Political Science”, University of Liège, 2018. 

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