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School of Politics and International Relations

Dr Corina Lacatus, BA (Bucharest), MA (American University in DC), MA (UCLA), PhD (LSE), PhD (UCLA)

Corina

Lecturer in Global Governance

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Website: https://coralacatus.wordpress.com

Profile

Corina Lacatus will join the School of Politics and International Relations as a Lecturer of Global Governance in September 2021. During 2020-2021, she is a Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellow at the Queen’s University Belfast, where she carries out research for a third book. The project explores international organisations’ responses to complex humanitarian crises, focusing on crises of forced human displacement and public health.

Corina’s research is at the intersection of International Relations and Comparative Politics but also engages actively with Political Communication scholarship. Writ large, she is a scholar of international co-operation and global governance, focusing on the influence that international organisations like the United Nations and the European Union have on domestic institutions, politics, and societies. So far, her research has explored these dynamics in different areas of policy-making and practice – crisis management, south-to-north and south-to-south migration, human rights, peace agreements and human rights after conflict, and corruption control.

In addition, she has developed a research agenda in Political Communication, focusing on the formation and strategic uses of electoral rhetoric to advance populist political agendas. She has carried out analyses of large bodies of social media data (Twitter-based) and other Internet-based data – blogs, press releases, rally speeches and video material.

Her second book, The Strength of Our Commitments: A study of national human rights institutions in Europe and beyond (currently under review), investigates the strength and effectiveness of national human rights institutions in Europe and beyond.

Her first book, The (In)visibility Complex was published in 2008 (Stockholm University) and explores questions of identity, migrant integration, and artistic representations of the migrant experience in Sweden.She holds a PhD in International Relations (2017, London School of Economics) and a second PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures (2007, University of California Los Angeles). Before joining Queen Mary, she taught University of Edinburgh, LSE, American University in Washington DC, University of Illinois, and University of California Los Angeles. She also has two years of practice experience in the field of International Development, working in global migration and global health at different international development organisations in Washington DC.

 

Research

Examples of research funding:

2020 – 2021 Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast

2017 – 2020 Career Development Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh

2019 Best paper presented at the EUSA conference 2019 (with Ulrich Sedelmeier)

2018 – 2019 Strategic Research Support Fund, University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Sciences (with Shaun Bevan)

2017 – 2018 Hayter Field Research Award, Centre for African Studies, University of Edinburgh

2017 – 2018 Strategic Research Support Fund, University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Sciences

2016 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Fellowship, Syracuse University Maxwell School

2013 – 2015 Economics and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Award

2010 – 2012 The Hall of Nations Fellowship, School of International Service, American University Washington DC

Publications

Books

Lacatus, Corina The Strength of Our Commitments: A study of national human rights institutions in Europe and beyond (book manuscript under review)

Lacatus, Corina The (In)visibility Complex. Negotiating Otherness in Contemporary Sweden, Stockholm University Press, February 2008

Peer-reviewed articles

Lacatus, Corina and Sedelmeier, Ulrich “Does monitoring without enforcement make a difference? The EU and anti-corruption policies in Bulgaria and Romania after accession”, Journal of European Public Policy, 2021, Online first: https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2020.1770842

Lacatus, Corina “Populism and President Trump’s approach to foreign policy: An analysis of tweets and rally speeches” Politics, 2021, Online first: 10.1177/0263395720935380

Lacatus, Corina and Gustav Meibauer “Introduction to the Special Issue: Elections, Rhetoric and American Foreign Policy in the Age of Donald Trump”, Politics, 2021, Online first: 10.1177/0263395720935376

Lacatus, Corina and Kathryn Nash “Peace Agreements and the Institutionalisation of Human Rights: A multi-level analysis,” International Journal of Human Rights, 24:6, 2020; Ranked 2nd in Human Rights Studies

Lacatus, Corina “Explaining Institutional Strength: The case of national human rights institutions in Europe and its Neighbourhood,” Journal of European Public Policy, 26:11, 2019

Lacatus, Corina “Populism and the 2016 American Election: evidence from official press releases and Twitter,” PS: Political Science & Politics, 52:2, 2019

Lacatus, Corina “Human Rights Networks and Regulatory Stewardship: An analysis of a multi-level network of human rights commissions in the United Kingdom,” British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 20:4, November 2018;

Lacatus, Corina “Sovereignty as Performance and Video Art: A Study of Citizenship Between International Relations and Artistic Representation”, in Maximilian Mayer, Douglas R. Howland and Elizabeth Lillehoj, Art and Sovereignty, Routledge, 2017

Lacatus, Corina “Culture Wars as Clashes of Identities” Arts and International Affairs, 2:2, 2017

Lacatus, Cora, Daniel Schade and Yuan Yao “Methods, Methodology and Innovation,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 43:3, 2015

Peer-reviewed book chapters 

Lacatus, Corina “Sovereignty as Performance and Video Art: A Study of Citizenship Between International Relations and Artistic Representation”, in Maximilian Mayer, Douglas R. Howland and Elizabeth Lillehoj, Art and Sovereignty, Routledge, 2017

Special issues

Lacatus, Corina and Gustav Meibauer (Eds.), Rhetoric, Elections and Foreign Policy, Politics (forthcoming 2021)

Lacatus, Cora, Daniel Schade and Yuan Yao (Eds.) Methods, Methodology and Innovation, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 43:3, 2015