Heidi Maurer, Ph.D.

heidrun.maurer@politics.ox.ac.uk

University of Oxford

Phone: ยด+44 1865 285946

Address: Manor Road

City: Oxford, England

Country: United Kingdom

About Me:

Since September 2018, I am the EU politics lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. I am also Senior CR Fellow at St. Anthony´s and participate in the activities of the European Studies Center. I am the coordinator of the Jean-Monnet Network NORTIA: Network on Research and Teaching in EU foreign affairs (2017-2020). I am committee member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), where I support the Teaching Working Group, and I am co-convenor of the “Teaching the EU” Interest Section of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA). I am also member of the executive committee and since September 2017 convenor of the ECPR Standing Group “Teaching and Learning Politics“. Trained as a political scientist with a minor in communication science, I have been researching and teaching about European Foreign Policy, Europe´s role in the world, and European Union politics during the past years. I am, in particular, interested in the added value of European and international cooperation and changes in diplomacy. My current research investigates European diplomatic coordination, the role of EU delegations, and the way third parties relate to the European Union diplomatically. More generally, my aim is to contribute to the refinement of diplomatic studies in providing new conceptual insights and methodological tools. Next to my foreign policy interests, I have developed my expertise  in Problem-Based Learning through my work at Maastricht University, which I actively share within various networks.In 2017/18 I was a Fellow in EU and International Organisations in the International Relations department of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining LSE, I have been Assistant professor in European Studies d at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) at Maastricht University. I hold a Doctorate from the University of Vienna (Political Science) and obtained a postgraduate certificate in European integration at the Institute of Advanced Studies (2004-2007) in Vienna. During  2012/13 I was the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at the Center of Transatlantic Relations of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.

Research Interests

European Politics

Foreign Policy

International Law & Organization

Specific Areas of Interest

European Diplomacy

CFSP

Foreign Policy Cooperation

Countries of Interest

Austria

Netherlands

United Kingdom

My Research:

My current research investigates European diplomatic coordination, the role of EU delegations, and the way third parties relate to the European Union diplomatically. More generally, my aim is to contribute to the refinement of diplomatic studies in providing new conceptual insights and methodological tools.Next to my foreign policy interests, I have developed my expertise  in Problem-Based Learning through my work at Maastricht University, which I actively share within various networks: Also I am member of the executive committee and since September 2017 convenor of the ECPR Standing Group “Teaching and Learning Politics“. Also, I am a co-opted committee member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), where support the Teaching Working Group, and I am co-convenor of the “Teaching the EU” Interest Section of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA).