Heidi Maurer (AT) is a researcher in the e-governance and administration department at the Danube University Krems. Until August 2021 she has been a Marie Curie Research Fellow at at the University of Bristol for the project European Diplomacy Practices post-Lisbon: Adding Value through Cooperation. She is also an active member of the 2020-2023 Jean Monnet Network RENPET: Reconceptualising European Power in an Era of Turmoil: contestation, relevance, sustainability.
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 (technological) 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 EU politics lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford (2018-20), 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.
Her most recent publications include:
- (2021). How much Unity do you need? Systemic Contestation in EU Foreign and Security Cooperation. European Security (with Nick Wright).
- (2021). Ten years after Lisbon: Member States in EU foreign and security policy. LEGOF Policy Brief no. 1, ARENA University of Oslo.
- (2021). The European External Action Service. In: Palgrave Handbook of EU Crisis, edited by Marianne Riddervold, Jarle Trondal, Akasemi Newsome.
- (2020). Still governing in the shadows? Member states and the Political & Security Committee in the post‐Lisbon EU foreign policy architecture. Journal of Common Market Studies, https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.13134.
- (2020). A New Paradigm for EU Diplomacy? EU Council Negotiations in a Time of Physical Restrictions, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 15(4), 556-568.
- (2018), “The quest for internal legitimacy: The EEAS, EU Delegations and the contested structures of European diplomacy”, Global Affairs, 4(2-3), 305-316 (with JH Morgenstern-Pomorski).
- (2018) (eds), “European cooperation abroad: European diplomatic cooperation outside EU borders”, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 13(1), 1-19. (with Federica Bicchi).