Dr Sharon Leahy (University of St Andrews)
Dr. Sharon Leahy is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Her principal research interests focus broadly on strategies of marginalisation in the neoliberal era; culturally, economically and politically. Her concerns have built on the work applied in her PhD, to critically assess the discursive construction and performative constitution of difference and its impact on the most forgotten in society, most specifically migrant communities and ethnic minorities. She has acquired an explicit interest in the ways in which elites produce and regulate knowledge, allowing for the creation and legitimisation of certain understandings of cultural difference, the constitution of precarity, and discourses and practices surrounding transnational flows. Sharon is a qualitative geographer who seeks to examine the processes and responses involved in exclusionary, yet legally justified, state practices. Sharon is especially concerned with how neoliberalism fosters individualism and the ways in which the State shirks responsibility for protection of the individual, and offloads securitisation to its citizens.
Dr Katerina Pantazatou (University of Luxembourg)
Katerina Pantazatou is an Associate Professor in Tax Law at the University of Luxembourg since September 2016. Prior to that, she was an FNR/Marie Curie Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg. She holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute, an LL.M from the University of Cambridge and an LL.M from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her research interests include tax law, corporate governance, EU law and cohesion policy. Currently, she is particularly interested in the relationship between tax avoidance and corporate governance and the duties and liabilities arising therefrom and the crisis impact on the EU’s economic Constitution. Katerina has visited Harvard Law School and the Institute for Austrian and International Taxation in Vienna as an Ernst Mach scholar.
Dr Roxana Radu (University of Oxford)
Roxana is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, working on Internet regulation, algorithms and knowledge production in the public sphere. She is also a Research Associate at the Global Governance Centre, Graduate Institute in Geneva and a non-residential fellow at the Centre for Media, Data and Society, Central European University. Until May 2018, she was Programme Manager at the Geneva Internet Platform, a dialogue and capacity building centre for Internet governance and digital policy and was chairing the non-for-profit Internet Society-Switzerland. Roxana holds a PhD in International Relations/Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland) and received the Swiss Network of International Studies Award for the Best PhD Thesis in 2017. Her interdisciplinary research and publications focus on international governance and global Internet policy-making.
Dr Sanna Salo (University of Helsinki)
Dr Sanna Salo is a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for European Studies of the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her current research studies populist radical right-wing parties in the Nordic countries, particularly the competition over working-class voters with the Social Democratic parties. Salo was previously a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Sociology of Stockholm University, Sweden, and has a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Her PhD dissertation studied the politicization of the Eurozone crisis.
Dr Lukas Schemper (Vienna; Geneva alumnus)
Dr. Lukas Schemper is currently a visiting fellow at the Rachel Carson Centre, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. He specialises in the history and politics of disaster and international organisations. His doctorate (from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva) dealt with the emergence of international mechanisms in the field of disaster management from the inter-war period to the late 1980s. He also has an MA (History of IR) and BA (Social Sciences) from Sciences Po Paris. Lukas has been a visiting scholar at the History Department of Columbia University in New York and a visiting scholar and maître de conférences at Sciences Po Paris. He has held visiting fellowships at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford and the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna. Lukas has also worked as consultant for the World Health Organisation and assistant for the think tank Institut Français des Relations Internationales.
Dr Clarissa Schöller (LMU)
Dr Clarissa Schöller is a post-doctoral researcher at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Her dissertation, entitled ‘Consultant-Client Interaction in Public Relations Consulting: Theoretical Foundation and Empirical Analysis of a Complex Service’, was published in 2017. Her current research deals with role patterns of communication professionals, organizational communication, and strategic communication in the social web. In this context, she is particularly interested in the social media behaviour of individual actors and small organizations, such as politicians, small non-profits, startups and local businesses.