Dr Aline Sierp, Ph.D. (A.)
Aline Sierp is Assistant Professor in European Studies at Maastricht University. She holds a PhD in Comparative European Politics and History from the University of Siena (IT). Her research interests cover collective memory, questions of identity and European integration.
Before joining the Maastricht University, Aline Sierp worked as researcher at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (DE).
She has published widely on memory and identity issues and is the author of History, Memory and Transeuropean Identity: Unifying Divisions (Routledge, 2014).
Aline Sierp is the co-founder and co-chair of the Memory Studies Association and the Council of European Studies’ Research Network on Transnational Memory and Identity in Europe.
European Memory and Identity Politics
Post-1945 German and Italian History
European Integration History
Professional career history
Aline Sierp completed a BA First Class Honours in European Studies at the University of Reading (UK) in 2006. Her MA in European History, Politics, Policy and Society was jointly awarded by the University of Bath (UK), Sciences Po Paris (FR) and the University of Siena (IT). She graduated with distinction in 2007.
During her studies, Aline Sierp worked as a trainee at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the United Nations in Turin and the German Embassy in Rome.
In 2007 she went on to do a PhD in Comparative European Politics and History at CIRCaP (Centre for the Study of Political Change, University of Siena). Her doctoral thesis analysed the Politics of Memory and Identity in Western Europe in the context of European integrationand received summa cum laude in June 2011.
Between 2011 and 2012 she worked as researcher at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (DE) where she was responsible for human rights education in the international office.
In 2012 Dr. Sierp joined Maastricht University (NL) as Lecturer. In 2014 she was promoted to Assistant Professor and was fully tenured in January 2017. In 2013 she held a short term visiting fellowship at the CSIC in Madrid (ES) and in 2014/15 was a fellow at the EUI in Florence (IT). She has been a guest lecturer at the College of Europe, Utrecht University, the University of Birmingham, the Central European University, the Primo Levi Centre New York, the University of Siena, the University of Padova and the University of Melbourne.
Languages: German (native), English, Italian, French (fluent), Spanish, Dutch (beginner)
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