Sophie is a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University. She specialises in strategic communication, EU policy-making, European democracy, and global governance. Sophie takes an inter-disciplinary approach to her research, building on her background in law, political science, international relations, and security studies. Her dissertation critically analyses the development of counter-disinformation policies in Europe and how they affect society.
Alongside her PhD, Sophie contributes to the Global Governance Institute as a Research Fellow and to The Hague Journal of Diplomacy as Book Reviews Editor. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, and electronic music.
Previously, Sophie worked for the EU’s public diplomacy programme in the Eastern Partnership countries, where she developed the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative. Sophie holds a MPhil in European Politics and Society from the University of Oxford and a BA (summa cum laude) in International Affairs from Vesalius College in Brussels
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- Leiden University News: Lena and Sophie have been selected as Europaeum Fellow: ‘Excited to learn from others’