Speakers at the EUGenDem Final Conference 'European Politics, Equality, and Democracy'
Keynote speakers
  • Dr Natasha Wunsch is an Assistant Professor in Political Science/European Integration at Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE) and a Senior Researcher with the Center for Comparative and International Studies at ETH Zurich.
  • Dr Elżbieta Korolczuk is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Södertörn University, Sweden. She also teaches at the Gender Studies Centre at Warsaw University and the Institute for Advanced Study, Political Critique in Warsaw.
  • Dr Nathalie Brack is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science of the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium and Visiting Professor at the Center for European Integration Studies at Bonn University (Germany).
  • Prof Johanna Kantola is a Professor of European Societies and their Politics at the Centre for European Studies (CES) at the University Helsinki. She is the Principal Investigator of EUGenDem.
Plenary Panel Speakers
  1. Critical perspectives on the informal in parliamentary politics
  • Dr Jennifer Piscopo is an Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College, USA. She researches representation, gender quotas, and legislative institutions in Latin America.
  • Prof Akwugo Emejulu is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. She researches racial, ethnic and gender inequalities in Europe and the United States and women of colour’s grassroots organising and activism.
  • Prof Georgina Waylen is a Professor of Politics and the WJM Mackenzie Chair of Government at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests lie in the fields of comparative politics/political economy with a focus on gender and politics, international political economy, transitions to democracy, governance and institutions.
  • Dr Laura Landorff is a researcher at the Department of Political Science, Lund University. Her research focuses on EUropean institutions (especially on the European Parliament and the informal dimension of parliamentary politics), civil society and interest groups, as well as the development of a (new) political sociology of EU politics.
  1. Governance and knowledge for equality and democracy 
  • Prof Ben Crum is a Professor of Political Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research focuses on the way processes of internationalization – European integration in particular – affect established practices and understandings of democracy and solidarity.
  • Prof Stefanie Wöhl is Jean Monnet Chair on „Diversity and Social Cohesion in the European Union“ (2019 - 2022) at the Department of European Economy and Business Management, University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria.
  • Dr Paul Copeland is a Reader in Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London. His research and teaching focuses on the political economy of European integration and the UK’s relationship with the EU, Brexit, and the role of the British media in constructing Euroscepticism.
  • Dr Anna Elomäki is a Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland at Tampere University. Her research focuses on the intersections of gender, politics and the economy in Finland at the EU level.
  1. Equality policies in the European Union
  • Prof Iyiola Solanke is Professor of EU Law and Social Justice at the University of Leeds where she researches and teaches on EU Law, Discrimination Law, Race and Law, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Her research interests fall in the fields of EU integration and racial integration. 
  • Dr Petra Ahrens is an Academy of Finland Research Fellow for her project “On the road to gender-sensitive parliaments? Gender Equality and Democratic Practices in the Finnish, German, and Polish Parliament Compared” (GSParls).
  • Dr Amandine Le Bellec is a temporary lecturer at Sciences Po Paris. She is working on EU migration policies, fundamental rights, and gender/LGBTI equality.
  • Dr Serena D'Agostino is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Migration, Diversity and Justice (CMDJ) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
  1. Parliamentary and legislative ethnography: Gender, democracy, and practice
  • Nadia E. Brown is a professor of Government and the director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Georgetown University. Professor Brown is the author of the award-winning Sisters in the Statehouse: Black women and Legislative Decision Making. She is the co-author of 2022 Ralph Bunche Book award, Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites with Danielle Lemi. Professor Brown is the lead editor of Politics, Groups and Identitie
  • Dr Jonathan Chibois is an Anthropologist and Associate researcher at the Laboratory of Political Anthropology (EHESS, CNRS).
  • Dr Cherry Miller is a Lecturer in British and Comparative Studies at the University of Glasgow. Her research expertise is on gender, power and parliaments and developing methodological and conceptual tools to further knowledge about this.
  • Dr Sandrine Roginsky is an Associate Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.