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POPULISM in CENTRAL and EASTERN EUROPE

Carolin Heilig

ESR 1: Illiberal trends in incumbent parties and comparative democratic development in Central Europe (UCL)

Carolin Heilig graduated in 2017 with a BA in Political Science and Slavic Studies from the University of Tübingen, Germany, where she also worked as a research fellow at the university’s Institute of Political Science.During her undergraduate studies, she spent two semesters as an Erasmus student at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland, where she studied International Relations. During her time in Poland, she interned at the Warsaw office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. In 2018 Carolin graduated from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, where she studied Russian and East European Studies (MSc) at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and where her research focused on women’s rights activism in Poland. 

As an Early Stage Researcher on the FATIGUE programme, she researches the intersection of civil society with political parties in Central and Eastern Europe, with a special focus on Poland. Carolin is supervised by Jan Kubik and Seán Hanley at UCL and by Zdzisław Mach at Jagiellonian University.

Publications

Democracy up close: Experiencing Election Day in Poland