Allow me to introduce myself: Francesco Violi
My name is Francesco Violi. I was born in Parma, and I currently live in Brussels. I am a PhD Candidate at Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury, Kent, UK (yes, I have lived there too). I research federalism as theory of EU (and regional) integration and the theory of integration as a form federal state-building. I have an international, European education encompassing economic studies, political theory and international relations studies, but I have also many other interests, like art, history and food.
I have worked both in my UK-based university and for the EU institutions as intern and as “interimaire”. So, I can say that my work experiences cover both the academic world and the European civil service. I am also Member of the Committee Board of Research Committee 03, International Political Science Association (IPSA).
I am a committed and unapologetic federalist and I support the Young European Federalists/Union of European Federalists.
Teaching and lecturing
Briefing meetings and reporting
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Sessional Lecturer. Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK. August 2016 to September 2018
- Teaching seminars covering at the CIFE-CCCU Summer School on “Federalism, Multinationalism and the Future of Europe”
- Lecture on Constructivism and Federalism, Module of International Theories, Master of Science in Politics
Research Assistant. Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK. June 2016 to-present