Associate Students

Roberto Angrisani

Roberto is a researcher in European Union Law, and a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar. He is currently a second-year PhD student in the Faculty of Law at the Université Laval (Quebec), under the supervision of Pr. Olivier Delas, who holds a Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration in which he is involved as a research-assistant. He is also an associate member of the Centre de droit international et transnational at the Law Faculty. His research aims at identifying the ways in which the protection of human rights in European criminal proceedings are being harmonized, through a study of the Court of Justice’s case law. Prior to that, he obtained an MA in Law from the University Federico II in Napoli, and he was a trainee lawyer at the Napoli Bar. He also worked as a project manager in the Italian embassy in Dakar in 2011, and he founded a cooperation development organization in Western Africa.

Capucine Berdah

Capucine Berdah is a master student in political science at Université de Montréal. Her master thesis focuses on the impact of the economic crisis on the european public space in the eurozone countries. As there is no theory without practice, she also the editor of a blog on European politics

Rachel Bleetman

Rachel Bleetman arrived in Montreal 5 months ago to start her Masters at McGill University. She did her Undergraduate degree in Government at the London School of Economics with a final dissertation on the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the protection of minorities. She will be continuing with this subject for her Masters in Political Science where she will be researching the domestic implementation of the rulings of the ECHR in the United Kingdom specifically in a time of rising British Euroscepticism.

Dana Cotnareanu

Dana is Cotnareanu master’s student at the University of Montreal. She is interested in political opportunities created by European institutions for minorities in Eastern Europe. Her work focuses on the memorial competition in Romania generated by the membership requirements of the European Union. She studied the Roma-related memorials, to better understand the construction of identities through the memorial policies.

Shannon Dinnan

Shannon is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Montreal. Recipient of the Council Doctoral Fellowship for Humanities Research and CORIM Price (International Relations Council of Montreal), her thesis is on active social policies for youth. In the past she did a four-month internship at the European Social Observatory in Brussels.

Juliette Dupont[at]
Juliette Dupont is studying Masters of European Studies at Sciences Po Grenoble, France. Her research focuses on the migration regimes of member states, especially the visas. Faced with a growing privatization of this mode of regulation, she questions the tension between logic and logical security of own market in the visa instrument.

Daniela Heimpel

Daniela Heimpel is a PhD student in political science at Université de Montréal.
Bio coming soon.

Skye Miner

PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, McGill University
Bio coming soon

Rosalie Nadeau

Rosalie Nadeau is a Masters student in political science at McGill University, specializing in European studies. She holds a B.A. in International Studies from Université de Montréal (2016). Her current research focuses on the relationship between European integration and the rise of nationalist political parties in Europe.

Simon Poirier

Simon Poirier is a PhD student in Political Science at Queen’s University, Kingston. He completed a MA in Political Science at the Université de Montréal in August 2013. His research deals with the 2008 financial crisis and its impacts on European Union institutions. In particular, he is interested in national and supranational actions – some of them coordinated with each others, some others in contradiction – that were taken during the crisis, and how these impacted European institutions. The nature of institutional changes under scrutiny will allow for judging the relevance of existing European integration theories.

Anthony Weber[at]
Anthony Weber is a PhD student in political science at Laval University. He has a Masters in European Governance of the University of Luxembourg and a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Lorraine. His research focuses on the budgetary control of parliaments within the EU. His thesis highlighted the marginalization of national parliaments in the European decision-making system, perceiving phenomenon through gradual confiscation of budgetary prerogatives of parliament by the executive powers.