Simona Guerra is a Lecturer in Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. Her main research interests focus on the domestic politics of EU integration, Euroscepticism and Populism, and Religion and Politics. Her recent publications feature the monograph, Central and Eastern European Attitudes in the Face of Union (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), “Does familiarity breed contempt? Determinants of public support for European integration and opposition to it before and after accession,” Journal of Common Market Studies, and a textbook chapter with L. McLaren entitled “Public Opinion and the EU” (in M. Cini and N. Pérez-Solórzano, eds, European Union Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 4th ed.). Dr. Guerra has recently closed two research projects, on ‘Governance, Corruption and Anti-Corruption Policies: The EU and members states, candidate and third countries’ (SPG Seedcorn Research Fund Award, Loughborough University) and on ‘VAA for Poles and Lithuanians in the UK’ (DG Justice Grant, European Commission), and has been recently awarded the Montalcini Programme Award 2012 (MIUR, Italian Ministry for Education, Universities and Research) for the International Promotion of Young Researchers to work on a research project on public Euroscepticism, ‘Eurosceptic, Euroneutral, Euroenthusiast: Towards a framework of analysis.’ She is currently working on her second monograph, Religion and Euroscepticism in Post-Communist Europe (London: Routledge).
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