I am a final-year doctoral candidate in political studies at Central European University and a visiting research fellow at Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals.
My work attempts to critique the European Union’s entanglements as a trade power in world politics through critical-interpretive, counter-eurocentric and decolonial perspectives. In my dissertation, I attempt to recast the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences as a geopolitical site of intervention and interrogate how trade policy discourses in Brussels reify hierarchical relations of power with countries inferiorised as ‘developing’ and ‘least developed’.
My most recent writings have been published in Politics and Governance, European Foreign Affairs Review, and Journal of Contemporary European Research. I am also contributing to an edited volume on ‘The EU in a globalised world’ with Routledge.
Over the past three years at CEU, I served as teaching assistant for MA courses on the EU's Role in Global Governance and Comparative Case Study Research and mentored for the Invisible University for Ukraine. I also contributed to an Open Society University Network-funded project on 'Decolonising the Curriculum' and a Horizon 2020 project on 'Realising Europe’s Soft Power in External Cooperation and Trade’.
Outside academia, I spent six years as EU outreach consultant for the European Commission's Support to European Business in Southeast Asian Markets (SEBSEAM) programme and as policy and advocacy officer at the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines in Manila.