Assistant Professor in Political Science/European Integration at Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE)

Natasha Wunsch (PhD, University College London) is an Assistant Professor of Political Science/European Integration with Sciences Po Paris and a Senior Researcher with ETH Zurich. Her research focuses on EU enlargement and democratisation in the Western Balkans and post-communist Europe more broadly. She currently directs the research project “Democratic Backsliding in Eastern Europe: Sequence, Strategies, Citizens,” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation in the period of 2019-2023.

Natasha studied Political Science and European Studies at Sciences Po, Free University Berlin, and University College London. She has held visiting positions at the University of Oxford (Nuffield College) and the Centre for South-East European Studies at the University of Graz. Prior to her academic career, she worked with various European think tanks, including the German Council on Foreign Relations, the European Stability Initiative, and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

Areas of expertise:

European integration, EU enlargement, democratisation, democratic backsliding, political mobilisation


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