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Professor Alison Harcourt


Originally from Chicago, Alison Harcourt gained a BA (Magna Cum Laude) in Politics and International Relations from Northern Illinois University, before completing an MA in International Political Economy at the University of Warwick (Department of Politics) and a PhD at the University of Manchester (Department of Government). Prior to Exeter, Alison held research posts at the University of Warwick, University of Manchester and University of Oxford. She twice received Jean Monnet Fellowships at the European University Institute and was Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Common Goods in Bonn. At Exeter, Alison served as Director of the Information Society Network and was formerly Director of the Centre for European Studies before it was merged to form the Centre for European Governance in 2008. She has acted as consultant for and participated in working groups of the Council of Europe, European Commission, and national governments and is a member of the CPBF. Alison is a also member of the ECPR, UACES, APSA, PSA, IAMCR, ECREA, ICA and SCHES (executive board member) and editorial board member of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business series and on the international board of the French journal InMedia. She was a member of  REF panel 27 in 2014.

languages: German (fluent), Italian (fluent), French (good), Russian (reading skills).