The broad focus of this group is research into cross-border transnational and supranational dimensions of Europe, the European Union and the wider world past and present. The group comprises researchers from political studies, history, sociology, ethnology and cultural studies fostering interdisciplinary debate and co-operation. Research projects under way cover a number of strands. Within the field of European and EU politics and public administration work is being undertaken on European institutions and policy-making, civil society, socialisation and policy transfer; research in contemporary history addresses the growth and role of transnational political and policy networks, issues of cultural transfer and convergence, and the origins of new EU policy fields; work in sociology and ethnology covers issues related to cross-border migration, social and ethnic 'othering' and identity formation, for example; and research in cultural studies addresses questions such as representations of the EU and transnational aspects of European history in museums and transnational dimensions of films and film production such as inter-cultural encounters and cross-cultural transfers.

Research group leads

Members 

Associated PhD students

  • Ahmed, Shamima: Rohingya Refugees. 
    First supervisor: Isabelle Cheng

  • Cefai Mercieca, Ryan: Regional and Local Government in Small Island States
    First supervisor: Mark Field

  • Fairbanks, Adelicia: Military-Assisted Health Interventions in Conflicts
    First Supervisor: Angela Crack

  • Holstein, Amandine: The Internet, NGOs, and Public Spheres
    First Supervisor: Angela Crack

  • Horne, Antony: Regionalism in the Wider Black Sea/EU External Relations
    First supervisor: Paul Flenley

  • Islam, Aminul: European Refugee Crisis
    First Supervisor: Nora Siklodi

  • Khemissi, Zineb: Korean-American Transracial Adoption
    First supervisor: Isabelle Cheng

  • Liu, Yi-De: European Capital of Culture Programme
    First Supervisor: Wolfram Kaiser

  • Marunza, Dean: The Politics of Foreign Aid in Africa
    First Supervisor: Isabelle Cheng

  • Ouhamma, Ise: The Chemical Weapons Taboo
    First Supervisor: Patricia Shamai

  • Pericleous, Charlie: Prevention of Violent Extremism
    First supervisor: Mark Field

  • Revesz, Nandor: Expertise in Parliamentary Politics and Policy-Making
    First Supervisor: Wolfram Kaiser

  • Tezcakar, Behice: Foreign Investment and Technology in the Ottoman Empire
    First Supervisor: Wolfram Kaiser

  • Waterman, Andrew: Trade Unions and International Trade Negotiations
    First Supervisor: Wolfram Kaiser