Tatiana Coutto

Postdoctoral Fellow

Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, DA)


Tatiana Coutto is a postdoctoral fellow at Vienna School of International Studies (Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, DA. She works on a project entitled Analyzing European Communication Strategy, under the supervision of Professor Patrick Müller.

Previously, Tatiana Coutto joined the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics as a Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow in October 2019. Her work focuses on the relationship between media content and framing, and attitudes towards European integration. Her project (MEDPOL) uses a mixed methods approach to analyze the influence of the media on public opinion (and vice-versa) in Portugal, Spain, Italy and France. She is also interested in political polarization and foreign policy effects of “populism”. Tatiana Coutto holds a PhD in Political Science from the European University Institute in Florence

Research interests

  • Media framing and framing effects
  • EU politics and policy-making processes
  • Content and discourse analysis
  • Comparative research
  • R programming language




Chapters in books

  • Environmental Concerns in EU-Black Sea Affairs. In: The European Union and the Black Sea: The State of Play. Sinem Akgul Acikmese and Dimitrios Triantaphyllou (eds). London: Routledge, 2015.
  • Images of the International System. War, a Term in Disuse? In: Brazilian Perspectives on Conflict Resolution. Clovis Brigagao, Valérie Campos Mello (eds). Rio de Janeiro: 2006 (in Portuguese)

Working papers

  • The Worldview of Joe Borg, Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, RSCAS Working Paper, EUI, 2007

 Media contributions

  • BrexiT and UK-EU relations (in Portuguese). Duas a Dois, Band News, 03/06/2019
  • European Parliament elections, The Breakfast Show with Trish Adudu, BBC Radio, 22/05/2019 
  • The EU's communication deficit (in Portuguese), Brasil-Mundo, Radio France Internacional, 19/05/2019
  • European elections: a beginner’s guide to the vote, The Conversation, 16/05/2019 - Also available in Spanish and Italian

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