Heidi is an expert in European foreign policy politics, European diplomacy and the EU in global politics. Since April 2020 she is a Marie Curie Research fellow at the University of Bristol, leading the project “EuroDipl: the added value of European diplomacy coordination”. She is also a Research Associate at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and Visiting Professor in European Diplomacy at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Heidi´s research explains how and why states interact diplomatically in a poly-centric and networked 21st-century environment, what value and expectations they attach to their diplomatic interactions, and how their diplomatic approach balances between innovation and tradition. In particular, she is interested to add conceptually and empirically to our understanding of how the EU (its member states, institutions and citizens) perceive the added value of cooperating diplomatically and how domestic politics influences the willingness for an active foreign policy identity.

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