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Corina (Cora) Lacatus

Corina (Cora) Lacatus
Dr Corina (Cora) Lacatus
Career Development Fellow
4.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LF
Research Interests
International Relations, Institutions and institutional change, norm diffusion, EU external relations, Europeanization, Mixed methods, Research methodology, Human rights

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For a copy of my CV, please click here.

Cora has worked across disciplines in the fields of International Relations, Cultural Studies, and European Studies, investigating topics related to culture, human rights, global politics, and research methods.

She is currently working on a book that investigates institutional design in the case of national human rights institutions. The book builds on multi-method research carried out during the doctoral work at the London School of Economics. 

Her recent research has been published in the Journal of European Public Policy, PS: Political Science and Politics, the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, and Millennium.

Her first book, The (In)visibility Complex was published in 2008 (Stockholm University) and explores identity and the artistic representation of the migrant experience in Sweden.

Cora holds a doctorate in International Relations from the London School of Economics (2017) and a second doctorate in Germanic and European Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (2007). Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, she held research and teaching positions at University of California, Stockholm University, University of Illinois, American University in DC, and the London School of Economics. She was a Fellow in multi-method research with the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research at Syracuse University in 2016 and completed a certificate in quantitative method research at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Cora was Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies (2013-2016).