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Prof Gabriel Siles-Brugge

University of Bristol & School for Policy Studies
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Gabriel Siles-Brügge is currently a Professor in Global Governance & Public Policy at the University of Bristol. Working at the intersection of public policy, EU Studies and International Political Economy, he has established an international reputation for his research on the (de)legitimation of economic policy through ideas, evidence, and expertise. He is particularly known for his unique constructivist and critical perspective on trade policymaking, with his new research agenda focused on exploring 'submerged' social movement activism, municipal contestation and the politics of evidence at the WTO. Gabriel is also one of the current Editors in Chief of the leading EU Studies outlet JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. His policy expertise and commitment to social justice in the area of international trade has seen him work with a wide range of NGOs, trade unions, and parliamentary bodies on trade policy matters. Between 2017-19 he was one of the very first Parliamentary Academic Fellows to advise the UK Parliament with the International Trade Committee, serving again as a specialist adviser to this Committee over 2021-22. Gabriel is currently also a Scientific Advisor on Trade Policy to the European Public Health Alliance.