Substantial Solidarity Bridges? A Historical Analysis of Spain’s Role in the Consolidation of a EU — Latin America Partnership

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Convener: Diego Sánchez Ancochea

Speaker: Cristina Blanco Sío-López

Dr. Cristina Blanco Sío-López is Santander Fellow in Iberian and European Studies at the European Studies Centre – St. Antony’s College of the University of Oxford, where she works on a research project dedicated to the History of the EU’s Free Movement of Persons. She is also Associate Established Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History (IHC) – New University of Lisbon, European Commission Expert at the EU Research Executive Agency (REA) and Full Member – 2017 Laureate of the Global Young Academy (GYA). She was recently Visiting Lecturer at the University of Lille and at the University of Perugia, where she taught on the History of the EU’s Free Movement of Persons to Argentinean Magistrates. She was also Scholar in Residence at the Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence (JMEUCE) of the University of Pittsburgh and Invited Expert at Shanghai University -上海大学. She previously worked as Established Researcher in European Studies and Principal Investigator at the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe – University of Luxembourg, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) and the US Congress. She was also Section Chair for the European International Studies Association (EISA), Salzburg Global Seminar Lecturer, EUI Global Governance Programme Network Member and Visiting Lecturer at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina), where she taught on the History of Comparative Regional Integration in Europe and Latin America. She holds a PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute (EUI) and her research and publications focus on European Integration History —with an accent on enlargement policy temporalities and the Schengen area fundamental rights—, Global Governance, Comparative Regional Integration and Digital Humanities.