Heidi MAURER

Heidi Maurer (AT) is Marie Curie Research Fellow at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol for the project European Diplomacy Practices post-Lisbon: Adding Value through Cooperation. She is also Research Associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, and co-coordinator of the Jean Monnet Network NORTIA: Network on Research and Teaching in EU foreign affairs (2017-20). 

Heidi Maurer researches European Union diplomacy and the distinct identity of the EU as an international actor, with a particular interest in the added value of European and international cooperation and changes in diplomacy. Her current research investigates European diplomatic coordination in third countries, the role of EU Delegations, and the way third parties relate to the European Union diplomatically. More generally, her aim is to contribute to the refinement of diplomatic studies in providing new conceptual insights and methodological tools.

Trained as a political scientist with a minor in communication science, she has been researching and teaching about European foreign policy, Europe’s role in the world, and European Union politics also as Fellow in EU and International Organisations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2017-18) and as Assistant Professor in European Studies at Maastricht University (2008-2017). Heidi Maurer holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Vienna and obtained a postgraduate certificate in European integration at the Institute of Advanced Studies (2004-07) in Vienna. During 2012-13 she 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.

Next to her foreign policy interests, Heidi Maurer is also an expert in Problem-Based Learning, which she actively promotes and shares within various networks. She is committee member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and co-convenor of the “Teaching the EU” Interest Section of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA). She is also convenor and executive committee member of the ECPR Standing Group “Teaching and Learning Politics“.

Her recent publications include:

  • Heidi Maurer & Jost-Henrik Morgenstern-Pomorski (2018), “The quest for internal legitimacy: The EEAS, EU Delegations and the contested structures of European diplomacy”, Global Affairs, 4(2-3), 305-316.
  • Federica Bicchi & Heidi Maurer (2018) (eds), “European cooperation abroad: European diplomatic cooperation outside EU borders”, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 13(1), 1-19.
  • Heidi Maurer & Patrick Müller (eds) (2016), “Austrian Foreign Policy and 20 Years of EU Membership: Opportunities and Constraints”, Austrian Political Science Journal 45 (2), 1-9.
  • Heidi Maurer (2015), “An upgraded EU delegation in a reinforced system of European diplomatic coordination: insights from Washington”, in Spence, David and Jozef Bátora (eds), European Diplomacy post-Westphalia, Palgrave Macmillan, 274-287.

For more information, please visit http://heidimaurer.eu or http://europeandiplomacy.eu/