Nathalie BRACK

Nathalie Brack is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science of the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and Visiting Professor at the Université de Lausanne.

Course offered: L’Union en panne? Euroscepticisme, résistances à l’Europe, et crises de l’intégration européenne

Previous professional affiliations: After her studies at the College of Europe (Beethoven Promotion, 2005-2006), she received the grant “European Spirit” from the Bernheim Foundation and worked for a year for the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU. Between 2007 and 2013, she worked as teaching assistant at the Université libre de Bruxelles, where she received her PhD (L’euroscepticisme au Parlement européen. Stratégies d’une opposition anti-système au cœur des institutions, published by Larcier, 2014). Then she conducted postdoctoral studies on the linkage between parliamentarians and citizens in Europe at Oxford University (European Studies Center, St Antony’s College). She was visiting Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain (2013-2014) and at Sciences Po Bordeaux (2015-2016) and at the Université de Lausanne (2017-2018).

Other professional activities: She has lectured to university students but also during Summer schools (such as the Luiss Guido Carli Summer School (Rome) and the James Madison College Summer School on International Relations) and professional workshops to civil servants and journalists.

Research interests: Her teaching interests include EU institutions, EU decision-making process, Legislative studies and comparative politics.

Nathalie Bracks' publications focus on Euroscepticism, EU politics and institutions as well as parliamentary studies. She is the co-author of the textbook "Le fonctionnement de l’Union européenne" (with O. Costa, Ashgate, 2014) / How the EU Really Works (Routledge 2018) and she wrote “Opposing Europe in the European Parliament. Rebels and Radicals in the Chamber” (Palgrave, 2018).  She published articles in the Journal of Common Market Studies, French Politics, and the Journal of European Integration. She recently edited a special issue of the International Political Science Review on the mainstreaming of Euroscepticism (with N. Startin, http://ips.sagepub.com/content/36/3.toc) and a special issue of the Journal of European Integration on Conflicts of sovereignty in the EU (with A. Crespy and R. Coman).