Christine Cadot

Former EU Program Affiliates
Visiting Fellow

Christine Cadot is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at University Paris 8 and a researcher at the LabTop (Laboratoire Théories du Politique, Université Paris 8, Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre, CNRS, UMR 7217). She is a member of the research program “Nature et Culture” (NATCAT, 2014-2017) funded by the French National Agency for Research (ANR), in charge of a work on foundational narratives discourses related to “nature” (Australia, USA). She has previously been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard during her PhD (Lurcy Foundation Fellow, Government Department, 2003-2004) as well as a Visiting Scholar (Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 2007). Her main research interests focus on the area of epistemological questions as regards to EU narratives. In 2014-2015, she received a Fulbright-Schuman fellowship and will work at the Woodrow Wilson School on the completion of her book (L’Europe imaginée [Imagined Europe], Presses de Sciences Po, forthcoming) and on comparative perspectives on foundation narratives between the EU and the US. These projects seek to address the difficulty of creating alternative narratives and frameworks for the EU, as regards to current museum and commemorative policies. She also examines the possibility of a European collective memory.