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Professor of Comparative Politics
Sciences Po Paris
Spain, United Kingdom, Western Europe, Europe, North America

Laura Morales is Professor in Political Science/Comparative Politics at Sciences Po, affiliated with CEE. She previously worked at the University of Leicester, the University of Manchester, the University of Murcia, the Complutense University of Madrid and the Autonomous University of Madrid. She has held visiting scholar positions at the Amsterdam School for Social Research, Columbia University, Harvard University and Sciences Po Grenoble. Her research interests lie, especially, in the areas of comparative political behavior, public opinion, political parties, the politics of immigration, and comparative politics. She has published Joining Political Organisations. Institutions, Mobilisation and Participation in Western Democracies, Colchester: ECPR Press, 2009; Political Discussion in Modern Democracies in a Comparative Perspective (edited with Michael Wolf and Ken’ichi Ikeda), London: Routledge, 2010; and Social Capital, Political Participation and Migration in Europe. Making Multicultural Democracy Work? (edited with Marco Giugni), Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011; as well as a number of articles in academic international journals. Her research focuses on governmental responsiveness to different forms of public opinion, and on the politics of immigration, especially in connection to how it affects issues of political representation, political behaviour and social capital. She undertakes various research projects on these topics.

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27/6/2016, France24-English on results of Spanish elections of 26/6/2016

6/3/2016, Radio Ciudad of Buenos Aires on growth of populist parties in Europe

16/2/2016, Interview for main morning news programme of Spanish national radio (RNE)

15/2/2016, Contribution on migrants’ political representation for El País

1/02/2015, Contribution about post-doc job market for piece on The Guardian by Rebecca Ratcliffe

Invited Speaker, Expert meeting "Facilitating evidence-based integration policies in cities – an Action of the Urban Agenda Partnership on Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees”, Brussels, 21/2/2018 & 3/10/2018

Invited Speaker, Expert meeting "Civic and Political Participation of Migrants: Challenges and Good Practices in Line with OSCE Commitments and International Standards", Brussels, 14-15/11/2017

Invited Keynote Speaker at Meeting of Policy Planning Directors Council of Europe on 'Democratic Security in Europe: Human Rights and Security in the Context of the Current Migration Challenge', Strasbourg, 2-3/6/2016

Invited Panellist at 1st European Asylum Support Office International Conference on 'EU and Global Asylum-Related Migration Research', Malta, 16/5/2016

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