New visiting researcher 

The IEE-ULB welcomes Ms. Dora Hegedus , a PhD candidate in Political Science at LUISS Guido Carli University under the supervision of Professors Thomas Cristiansen and Sergio Fabrini. 

She holds a Master’s degree in Global Europe: Culture and Conflict from the London School of Economics (2018), and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Queen Mary University of London (2015). 

Ms. Dora Hegedus arrived at the IEE-ULB on April 17 and will be conducting research here until June 9, 2023. Professor Ramona Coman will supervise her research stay. 

Her research at the IEE-ULB 

 The title of Ms. Dora Hegedus’ doctoral thesis is “Towards a Europe of Subregions? Investigating the Illiberal Challenge of the Visegrad Group”. The question the dissertation attempts to answer is Why do enduring subregional coalitions emerge within the EU? Why do some subregions become permanent blocks, while others remain issue-specific short-lived alliances?”. 

During her research stay, Ms. Dora Hegedus will develop her empirical research on the creation of sub-regions within the EU.  

Her visit at the IEE-ULB will allow her to further develop the research outcomes of her PhD, while finalizing the empirical findings and give her the opportunity to receive feedback from the research community at the IEE-ULB. 

How to become a visiting researcher at the IEE-ULB 

The IEE-ULB regularly welcomes visiting researchers whose work focuses on its main lines of research. 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications which must contain: an up-to-date CV, a research project highlighting the link to one or several of the IEE’s four research themes, the proposed research period, and the name of the IEE-affiliated professor who has agreed to act as the researcher’s supervisor. 

Applications should be sent to Prof. Ramona Coman, Dominique Dembour, and Dr. Marta Matrakova. 

Decisions on visiting research applications are taken by the Council of the IEE, which gathers five times per year. For the 2022-2023 academic year, last chance to apply is at least one week before the Council meeting on August 22, 2023. 


For any questions about a visiting research stay at the IEE, please contact the IEE’s Research Logistic Coordinator, Dr. Marta Matrakova.