Marta Lorimer

2017-09 - 2017-11

Visiting PhD Candidate

European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

Marta Lorimer is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her thesis focuses on the evolution of the Italian and French far right's approach to 'Europe' between 1979 and today. She holds a dual degree in European Studies from Sciences Po Paris and the LSE. She is a regular contributor to the LSE Europp blog.

Research interests

The far right in Europe (especially France and Italy), ideas of Europe, Europe in politics.

Visiting projects and objectives

Marta Lorimer will be carrying out field work for my PhD thesis, which focuses on the conception of Europe in the Italian and French far right.

Visiting feedback

"I had a very productive research stay in the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics at Sciences Po (September-November 2017). During the two months and a half I spent at the CEE, I managed to complete the field work for my French case study and collect a significant amount of documents from Sciences Po’s library and from the archives of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. At the CEE, I also found a helpful and attentive supervisor in Prof. Florence Haegel, whose insights have been very useful in helping me bring further definition to my project and think critically about some of its more contentious aspects. Last but not least, while in France, I taught the course ‘Europe: defining an idea' in Sciences Po’s Central and Eastern European campus of Dijon. The forthnightly exchanges with my students were a refreshing and enjoyable experience that I hope to repeat in the future. In September, I presented my research in progress in the CEE’s internal seminar, where I found a constructive and engaged public that provided me with excellent feedback on my research project.
In the coming months, I will start analysing the material I have collected during my research stay and put it in relation with the material I collected for my second case study (Italy). Once I complete the analysis, I will start writing up my thesis, which is to be submitted in September 2019."

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