Joris Melman is a postdoctoral researcher at Studio Europa Maastricht. He received his PhD at the ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo (Norway) and holds master’s degrees in political science and philosophy. His doctoral research focused on public perceptions of the euro. He is interested in how globalisation and modernisation transform everyday life, and how this in turn affects public sentiment. As a postdoctoral fellow, he studies the effect of external threats on the legitimation of European governance, focusing on how such threats affect European political community and identity. Next to his academic work, he has also written for Dutch media outlets such as NRC Handelsblad, Trouw, het Parool and De Groene Amsterdammer.