Members of the Committee
Bruno Mascitelli (Swinburne University)President
Bruno Mascitelli has been a member of CESAA since 2002 and President since 2004. He is Associate Professor at Swinburne University of Technology and since 2016 a holder of a Jean Monnet Chair.
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.
Felicity Sharpe is an International Relations student at Swinburne University of Technology, She is interested in how the European Union impacts the greater global political landscape, she is also an assistant nurse in the age care sector, she is passionate about people. She also loves her music.
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.
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.
Chiara De LazzariTreasurer
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.
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.
Cael HannahESSAY 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.
Jessica QuirkBulletin 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.
Perparim XhaferiWebsite 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