Cristina Blanco Sío-López

María Zambrano Senior Distinguished Researcher funded by the NextGenerationEU international talent attraction programme

Cristina Blanco Sío-López is a María Zambrano Senior Distinguished Researcher hired under the Spanish government’s international talent attraction programme, which is funded by NextGenerationEU. She is principal investigator for the project NGEU ‘FUNDEU’, which received €147,500 of funding from NextGenerationEU. Her main line of research at ESOMI is entitled ‘The Historical Legacies of Human Mobility Rights: Free Circulation and Migration Policies in the EU’.

Since 2019, she has been PI for the EU Horizon 2020 project ‘NAVSCHEN’ – EC GA no.: 841201 – where she coordinates a budget of €251,002.56:

From 2019 to 2022, Cristina was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Senior Global Fellow at the European Studies Center (ESC) – Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia. Prior to this, she was Assistant Professor in European Culture and Politics at the University of Groningen, where she taught and conducted research in English, French and Spanish, and a Santander Senior Fellow in Iberian and European Studies at the European Studies Centre (ESC) at St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, where she is now a Senior Member.

Cristina is an Executive Committee Member of the Global Young Academy (GYA), where she is co-principal investigator on the GYA North-South project ‘The COVID-19 Pandemic and Art’, and a member of the team for the GYA (Sasha Kagansky) research project ‘The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Personal Experiences of Global Young Researchers’. She is also a Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) and a Full Member of the Academia Joven de España (AJE). She served as Chair of the North America Chapter of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) and is an R4 Research Associate at the Association for Global Political Thought at Harvard University, an R4 Research Associate at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, a UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab expert and a United Nations Network on Migration expert. She was also an expert for the Research Executive Agency (REA) (Contract no. CT-EX2014D197488-101) and the EU Horizon 2020 COST programme.

Cristina was Invited Lecturer 2021 at the University of Vienna; Invited Lecturer 2020 at the University of Florida; IMSISS-CES Senior Visiting Scholar Fellow at the University of Glasgow; and Invited Lecturer 2019 at OCESH – St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford and on the ‘Law, Justice and Society’ course at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. She was also Senior Lecturer 2018 for JRC at the IIASA; Scholar in Residence at the University of Pittsburgh; and Invited Expert 2017 at Shanghai University – 上海大学. She has previously worked as a director of predoctoral and postdoctoral research teams, MA Lecturer and PI in European Studies (FNR ‘Spain’ project: €1 million; EU Erasmus + ‘Borders’ project: €660,000, etc.) at the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe at the Université du Luxembourg; as Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) in Florence; and as an R3 Researcher for the European Parliament. She was awarded a PhD in History and Civilisation (Area: European Integration History) by the European University Institute (EUI) and received the ‘Helmut Kohl – Carlos V’ Best PhD Thesis Award in ‘European Research and Mobility’ from the EAYF in 2008.

Cristina is an Editorial Board Member for the Rights and Science journal (R&S), ISSN: 2531-1352, and has made more than 200 contributions to high-impact journals and international conferences in different languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, etc.), which can be viewed here. Her research focuses on the history of the European construction process, with a particular emphasis on temporal narratives of EU enlargement policy and fundamental rights in the Schengen Area, as well as on global governance, comparative regional integration and digital humanities.

ORCID ID 0000-0002-1172-2450


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