Claudia Sternberg is the Acting Deputy Director and Permanent Research Associate at the European Institute at University College London. Her research explores the relationship between citizens and political power, and the roles that ideas, ideologies, and narratives can play in shaping it. Trained as a political scientist, she draws on interpretive methodologies and seeks to bring theoretical and empirical approaches into dialogue. Claudia’s research on the EU’s struggle for legitimacy has received the 2014 UACES Best Book Prize, the 2015 PADEMIA Award, and the 2013 Theseus Award.
Before coming to UCL, Claudia was the Career Development (Early Career) Fellow in Politics at St Hugh’s College and the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford University (2009-15), and a Research Fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft from 2009 to 2011. Previously, she had been a Wiener Anspach Fellow at the Institute of European Studies of the Université libre in Brussels for a year, and taught at Sciences Po Paris. Claudia holds a PhD inPolitics and an MPhil in European Studies from the University of Cambridge, as well asanMAinPolitical Science from Yale University. She also studied at the Freie Universität in Berlin for three years, and has been a recurrent academic visitor to Science Po’s Centre of European Studies.