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Student Research in Europe | Jean Monnet Student Awardees Panel

September 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Want to do research in Europe? Hear how MA and PhD students have successfully conducted research projects supported by the JMCE student funding we offer! Topics of research include:

  • Identity in Northern Ireland
  • Euroskepticism and youth political participation
  • Inequality across the European Union

Our panelists’ research projects took them to Germany, Hungary, and Northern Ireland and other areas of the United Kingdom.

Please RSVP by September 21 at 11am.




Kaitlin Alper is a PhD candidate in Comparative Politics in the UNC-CH Department of Political Science. She used the JMCE EU Summer Research Award to attend several conferences in the EU, and conduct a visiting research stay at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) in Bremen, Germany. Her dissertation research looks at the intersection of multilevel governance, social policy and income inequality in advanced democracies. Read our blog post for more on Kaitlin’s work.

Katja Greeson is a 2019 alum of the UNC-CH TransAtlantic Masters Program. The JMCE EU Summer Research Award enabled her to study Eurosceptic success and youth political attitudes and participation in Europe. She is currently conducting research on youth civic education and youth participation in Germany as part of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship. Read our blog post for more on Katja’s research.

Stephanie Shady is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics in the UNC-CH Department of Political Science. With the JMCE EU Summer Research Award, Stephanie studied the political impacts of territorial identity in Northern Ireland. Stephanie is also active with National Model United Nations, and teaches political sciences courses at UNC. Read our blog post for more on Stephanie’s project.


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September 21, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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