Akudo McGee (A.K.)
Akudo Kyoshia McGee is a P.h.D. researcher working under her primary supervisor, Prof. Mathieu Segers, Professor of Contemporary European History and European Integration and second supervisor, Prof. Ferenc Laczó, Assistant Professor of History and with Studio Europa Maastricht. Her research looks at norm contestation in Poland and the escalating exchanges between ruling party, PiS and the EU institutions. She is especially focused on the contestation of human rights, democracy, and rule of law norms and Poland's trajectory from sufficient compliance leading up to its accession to its post-2015 reality. Akudo previously studied Identity and Integration (European Studies) at the University of Amsterdam, focusing on refugee integration in challenging economic and social environments. She also holds a B.A. in German Language and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.