Akudo McGee (A.K.)
Akudo Kyoshia McGee is a P.h.D. researcher working under her primary supervisor, Mathieu Segers, Professor of Contemporary European History and European Integration and second supervisor, Ferenc Laczó, Assistant Professor of History. Her research looks at strengthening the European Union's internal integration capacity from an interdisciplinary perspective, on a policy level, and from a historical perspective. Her thesis focuses on norm contestation in the EU, via a single-case study of Poland. In addition to looking at contemporary norm contestation, she follows Poland’s trajectory since its accession into the EU. In her research, she seeks to understand the relationship between agency and contestation and how groups historically excluded from contestation vie for access to it. Akudo previously studied Identity and Integration (European Studies) at the University of Amsterdam, focusing on refugee integration in challenging economic and social environments. She holds a B.A. in German Language and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.