Dr Alvaro Oleart
Alvaro Oleart is a postdoctoral researcher at Studio Europa Maastricht and the Department of Political Science of Maastricht University. I am the author of the book “Framing TTIP in the European Public Spheres: Towards an Empowering Dissensus for EU Integration”, published by the Palgrave series in European Political Sociology. The core of my academic research has been the interactive relationship between national and European politics, both from a public sphere and an institutional perspective, and my main fields of interest are political communication, the European public sphere, the role of civil society in the EU policy-making, transnational social movements, EU trade policy, populism and democracy in Europe, and the analysis of discourse and narratives. In Studio Europa Maastricht, Alvaro Oleart is focusing his research on the Conference on the Future of Europe in general, and on the European Citizen Panels in particular.