I am a Senior Lecturer in Politics in the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature at the University of Portsmouth (on research leave) and a Visiting Fellow in the Democracy and Citizenship in Education (DACED) research group at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Research interests

My main research interests are in the field of citizenship and mobility, and British and European politics more broadly. I am particularly interested in citizens’ attitudes towards and participation in national and European politics and currently serve as the Chair of the Steering Committee on the Standing Group on Citizenship at the European Consortium for Political Research (2017-) (you can find us on @ECPRSGCitizen).

I am Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Portsmouth (on research leave) and currently a hold Visting Fellowship at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

At NTNU, I joined the Democracy and Citizenship in Education (DACED) research group with a new project on models of 'good citizenship' among young people from a comparative perspective and in the light of their attitudes towards migration and social media, using ICCS 2016 data and building new experiments.

At Portsmouth, I am part of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Study of Transnational Europe (CESTE2), have led stream 2 on ‘Societal Actors and (trans)national networking in a disintegrating Europe'. In this project I have been researching 'Everyday reflections of citizenship' in the midst of Brexit by Central and Eastern European residents as well as activists working in England. As a follow up of this project, Dr Annabel Tremlett and I have recently started an interdisciplinary collaborative project on Central and Eastern European families' citizenship perceptions, wellbeing and experiences of circular migration in the UK

I am also very interested in the more institutional aspect of contemporary politics in the UK and the EU. I am currently working with Dr Nicholas Allen (RHUL, UK), exploring the changing role and power of British Prime Ministers to appoint ministers and thus set the agenda for their premiership.

I received my PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London (2015). My thesis explored the effects of free movement on young and educated citizens' perceptions of citizenship, identity and participation, using original focus group evidence from Sweden and the UK. The results of my thesis are presented in my monograph 'The politics of mobile citizenship in Europe', published by the Politics of Citizenship and Migration series (Palgrave, 2020).

I maintain a public Twitter account @norasiklodi.