Author profile: Patrick Bijsmans and Russell Foster

Dr. Patrick Bijsmans is Assistant Professor in European Studies at Maastricht University. His research interests include Euroscepticism, media coverage of EU affairs and the European public sphere, as well as issues related to teaching and learning in European Studies. He teaches BA and MA courses in in European Studies, covering topics such as EU politics and academic research and writing skills. He also coordinates the teacher training trajectory of the university’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


Dr. Russell Foster is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in European Studies at King’s College London. Prior to this he was a Marie-Curie International Fellow in European Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Russell studied History at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; International Relations and Human Geography at Newcastle University, UK; and he was a Visting Scholar in European Studies at Virginia Tech, USA. His research interests include nationalism, identity, the EU as empire, and the history of European integration. Russell teaches BA and MA courses in European Studies at King’s. His first book, Mapping European Empire, was published in 2015. He is currently writing his second book, Feeling EU-ropean? Europhilia and Euroscepticism in the Twenty-First Century.


Notes from Airstrip One

Patrick Bijsmans and Russell Foster • Nov 17 2018 • Articles

Acknowledgment of three options for Britain may appear victorious for remainers but having a “Remain” option is destined to fail everyone – except the far right.

Europe in 2018: Renaissance or plus Ça Change?

Patrick Bijsmans and Russell Foster • Feb 17 2018 • Articles

Forthcoming posts will include military cooperation between Britain and her neighbours, upcoming elections across Europe, and of course the ongoing saga of Brexit itself.

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter. Welcome to 2017

Patrick Bijsmans and Russell Foster • Jan 15 2017 • Articles

In the midst of Brexit, 2017 is the year in which the fate of the European Union will be decided.

Brexit: A European Perspective

Patrick Bijsmans and Russell Foster • Nov 16 2016 • Articles

Brexit has reignited old debates about the European project and poses new challenges for the UK, the EU, and non-EU European nations.

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