CESAA Committee Members

Members of the Committee

Bruno Mascitelli (Swinburne University)

Bruno Mascitelli (Swinburne University)

President

Bruno Mascitelli has been a member of CESAA since 2002 and President since 2004. He is Professor at Swinburne University of Technology and since 2016 a holder of a Jean Monnet Chair.

Email : bmascitelli@swin.edu.au


Peter Morgan (Sydney University)

Peter Morgan (Sydney University)

Vice President

Professor Peter Morgan is Director of the European Studies Program at the University of Sydney, and has written widely in the areas of German Studies, comparative literary studies, and European Studies. Peter Morgan is currently Vice President of the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA), and is an editor of Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, and member of the Editorial Boards of Oxford German Studies, Journal of European Studies, EFLaC: Essays in French Literature and Culture, Transpositionen, and LIMBUS.

Email : peter.morgan@sydney.edu.au


Chiara De Lazzari

Chiara De Lazzari

Treasurer

Dr Chiara De Lazzari completed PhD in Politics at Swinburne University of Technologies on the question of expatriate voting and citizenship rights for Italians abroad. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from University for Foreigners in Perugia, Italy. She has taught in the area of politics at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. She is currently Lecturer and Course Coordinator at Navitas College of Public Safety in Melbourne.

Email :  chiara.delazzari@ncps.edu.au


Jessica Quirk

Jessica Quirk

Bulletin editor and secretary

Jessica is a recent Swinburne graduate and has an interest in contemporary European issues and international relations. She has been a committee member since 2018 and enjoys exploring the varying aspects of European culture.

Email : jessicak.obrien86@gmail.com


Perparim Xhaferi

Perparim Xhaferi

Website manager

Dr Perparim (Rimi) Xhaferi has completed his PhD from The University of Sydney in 2019. His thesis explored Albanian identity and the tendency of escaping the Ottoman heritage in the twenty-first century. His areas of interest are EU enlargement in Western Balkans, nation-building theories, language and culture. He is an active member of CESAA and currently works for both RMIT and as a casual lecturer at Melbourne University.

Email : rimi.xhaferi@rmit.edu.au


Bradley Davidson

Bradley Davidson

Memberships officer

Bradley Davison is a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) at RMIT University and is commencing his Honours in International Studies at the same institution. He is a research officer at the European Union Centre of RMIT and has been working closely with researchers at the Centre of Excellence in Smart Specialisation and Regional Policy and Gippsland Smart Specialisation Strategy (G-S3) projects. He is also the former president of the International Studies Association at RMIT University and is currently a committee member for the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia.

Email : s3604129@student.rmit.edu.au


Bruce Wilson (RMIT)

Bruce Wilson (RMIT)

Member

Professor Bruce Wilson is Director of the European Union Centre at RMIT University, and Co-Director of the PASCAL International. In these roles, Bruce helps to build linkages between Australia and Europe, and to link an international network of researchers and policy makers with city and regional governments in policy formation related to social and economic policy, lifelong learning and environment.

Email : bruce.wilson@rmit.edu.au


Stephen Alomes (RMIT)

Stephen Alomes (RMIT)

Member

Adjunct Professor Stephen Alomes of the Centre for Global Research at RMIT University is a contemporary historian of nationalism and populism and has also published books on Australian expatriates in the arts and on sport and global and commercial culture. Co-author of a study of Silvio Berlusconi and Nicolas Sarkozy as mainstream celebrity populists, his books include two edited works, French Worlds Pacific Worlds (on French nuclear testing and the Pacific responses) and A Changing France in a Changing World. He is also a former vice president of the Institute for the Study of French Australian Relations (ISFAR) and a former chair of the editorial board of its journal, the French Australian Review.

Email : stephen.alomes@rmit.edu.au


Maren Klein

Maren Klein

Member

Coming soon…

Email : maren.klein@fu-berlin.de


Matthew Coote

Matthew Coote

Member

Matthew Coote works as a Research Officer and Social Media Manager at the European Union Centre at RMIT University. Matthew’s interest in EU-Australia relations includes the EU Digital Single Market and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), psephology (statistical analysis of elections), trade and regional development for international business, and European film festivals as tools for cultural diplomacy and soft power.

Email : matthew.coote@rmit.edu.au


Cael Hannah

Cael Hannah

ESSAY competition coordinator

Cael Hannah is a recent graduate from Swinburne University of Technology with a keen interest in international relations and social science. He is a committee member and the Essay Competition Coordinator for CESAA since February 2018.

Email : caelhannah1@gmail.com


 Sophie Di Francesco - Mayot

Sophie Di Francesco - Mayot

Member

Sophie is a Research Officer at the RMIT EU Centre of Excellence. A political scientist by training, Sophie’s research interests include European politics, European integration, EU institutions, political parties, culture, religion and identity. In 2014, she was offered an internship at the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels in the Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives division. Sophie has lectured in French studies and European politics at Monash and Deakin University. She holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor with Honours in EU politics from the European and EU Centre at Monash University.

Email : sophie.di.francesco.-.mayot@rmit.edu.au


Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey

Member

Dr Matt Harvey is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Victoria University Melbourne. His PhD (Monash) was on the constitutional development of the European Union. He was a Robert Schuman Scholar at the European Parliament and has taught EU Law and Comparative Law for many years. His research interests are principally in Constitutional Law and wine law in Europe and Australia.

Email : Matt.Harvey@vu.edu.au


Gosia Klatt

Gosia Klatt

Member

Dr Gosia Klatt – Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, at the University of Melbourne. Graduated with a political science degree in European Studies. Her current academic and practical interests lie in the field of education policy in Australia and Europe. She is currently a Chief Investigator of the Australian component of the Horizon 2020 research project developed with partners from the University of Melbourne and a consortium of nine European universities led by the University of Nottingham titled Encouraging Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive & Vibrant Europe (ENLIVEN). Her latest book with M. Milana and S. Vatrella published in 2020 by Palgrave Macmillan is titled: Europe’s Lifelong Learning Markets, Governance and Policy. Using an Instruments Approach.

Email : klattm@unimelb.edu.au