Laurie Beaudonnet
Scientific director (UdeM)


Office: 3744, rue Jean-Brillant, room: 515-52

Laurie Beaudonnet (PhD, European University Institute) is Associate Professor of European Politics at the University of Montreal (Department of Political Science). She held the Jean Monnet EuroScope Chair from 2015 to 2019 and was co-director of RESTEP, an academic network on politicization processes in the EU, from 2017 to 2021. She is a member of the editorial board of Politique Européenne. Her research focuses on political attitudes, elections and political parties in the European Union, using quantitative and qualitative methods. She is currently working on the dynamics of politicisation of the European issue among citizens and in political parties. Her work on attitudes towards European integration, politicisation, radical left and green parties has been published in Journal of Common Market Studies, Politique Européenne, West European politics, Party Politics.


Maria Popova
Scientific director (McGill)

Office: 3438, rue McTavish, room: 301

Maria Popova (PhD, Harvard) is an Associate Professor of Political Science at McGill University. She held the Jean Monnet Chair “Europe and the Rule of Law” in 2017-2021. Her work focuses on rule of law and democracy in the post-Communist region. Her award-winning book Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies (Cambridge UP, 2012) examines the weaponization of law to manipulate elections and control the media and the obstacles to judicial independence in Russia and Ukraine in the late-1990s-early 2000s. Her recent work has focused on judicial reform in Ukraine, rule of law and protest radicalization, the politics of corruption prosecutions across Eastern Europe, and the links between conspiracies, corruption, and illiberalism. Her new book (co-authored with Oxana Shevel), entitled “Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Diverging States” examines the root causes of the Russo-Ukrainian war and is scheduled for release in fall 2023.


Florent Guntz

Office: 3744, rue Jean-Brillant, room: 515-60

Anastasia Leshchyshyn
Assistant coordinator


Julien Robin
Assistant coordinator


Adresse : 3744, rue Jean-Brillant, Bureau: 515-60

Léandre Benoit
Assistant coordinator