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Laura Skillen, Ms

University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies

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Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations

Language Skills

  • English (Native)
  • Spanish (Limited Working Proficiency)


Laura's research concerns how we come to see the EU as a 'four-letter word', which encompasses studies into populism, Euroscepticism, emotion, and identity politics. She is investigating the key role of 'blame' in the Brexit campaign, and has also conducted research into the role of blame and self-victimisation in Trump's presidential campaign.