Dr Charlotte Galpin

Dr Charlotte Galpin

Department of Political Science and International Studies
Lecturer in German and European Politics
Deputy Director of the Institute for German Studies

Contact details

Address
School of Government and Society
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Charlotte Galpin is Lecturer in German and European Politics and Deputy Director of the Institute for German Studies. Her research is concerned with European identities, EU citizenship, Euroscepticism and the European public sphere. She is particularly interested in the relationship between the media and EU legitimacy. 

Qualifications

  • PhD Political Science and International Studies (Birmingham)
  • MA European Integration (Birmingham)
  • BA (Hons) French and German Studies (Warwick)

Biography

Charlotte Galpin joined the department in May 2017. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen where was researching the role of the media in amplifying Euroscepticism. She has also been a teaching fellow at the University of Bath, and completed her PhD at the Institute for German Studies, POLSIS, in 2014.

In autumn term 2019/20 she will hold the Alfred Grosser Visiting Professorship in Civil Society Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She has also been a visiting researcher at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science at the Free University Berlin, and the Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies at the University of Wrocław, Poland.

Dr Galpin is currently working on projects on EU citizenship, grassroots and online pro-EU mobilisation during Brexit, and as well as analysing German perceptions of Brexit.

Dr Galpin has presented her research internationally, and has provided analysis of German politics for a number of news outlets, including Associated Press, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio West Midlands, Deutsche Welle, Business Insider UK, the i newspaper, and the Huffington Post. She has also given evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee.

She speaks German (advanced), French (advanced), Polish (intermediate), and Danish (beginner). 

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Galpin is interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas:

  • European identities
  • European Public Sphere
  • Euroscepticism
  • The role of Germany and/or Britain in Europe
  • Brexit

Research

Dr Galpin's research focuses on a number of areas:

  • European identities
  • EU citizenship
  • Euroscepticism
  • The construction and contestation of crisis
  • European public sphere, including social media
  • German politics and society
  • Brexit

Current projects

Dr Galpin is working on a number of research projects.

  • Social Media as a Site for Pro-EU Mobilisation During Brexit’ (with Verena K. Brändle Hans-Jörg Trenz, University of Copenhagen)
  • Grassroots Pro-EU Mobilisation During Brexit
  • Contestation over European integration in election news in Germany, France and the Netherlands (with Patrick Bijsmans, Maastricht University, and Benjamin Leruth, University of Canberra).
She is also Co-Investigator on the two-year project “Shifting Constellations: Germany and Global (Dis)Order” (January 2019 - December 2020), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Publications

Monographs

  • Galpin, Charlotte (2017), The Euro Crisis and European Identities: Political and Media Discourse in Germany, Ireland and Poland (New Perspectives in German Political Studies), Palgrave Macmillan

Journal articles and book chapters

  • (with Trenz, H.J.) ‘Participatory Populism: Online Discussion Forums on Mainstream News Sites During the 2014 European Parliament Election’, Journalism Practice (2019), online first
  • (with Trenz, H.J.)‚‘Converging towards Euroscepticism? Negativity in News Coverage During the 2014 European Parliament Elections in Germany and the UK’. European Politics and Society, Vol. 20 (3), (2019), pp. 260-276
  • (with Brändle, V. K., & Trenz, H.J.), ‘Marching for Europe? Enacting European Citizenship as Justice During Brexit’, Citizenship Studies, Vol. 22, No. 8, (2018) pp. 810-828
  • (with Trenz, H.J.)‚ ‘Die Euroskeptizismus Spirale: EU-Berichterstattung und Medien-Negativität (The Spiral of Euroscepticism: EU News and Media Negativity)‘, Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie (Austrian Journal of Sociology), Vol. 43, No. 1, (2018), pp. 147-172
  • (with Bijsmans, P., & Leruth, B). ‘Brexit’ in Transnational Perspective: An Analysis of Newspapers in France, Germany and the Netherlands. Comparative European Politics, Vol. 16, No. 5, (2018), pp. 825-842
  • (with Adler-Nissen, R. & Rosamond, B.). ‘Performing Brexit: How a Post-Brexit World is Imagined Outside the UK’, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 19, No. 3, (2017)
  • ‘Chronology: The European Union in 2016’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Annual Review (2017)
  • ‘Chronology: The European Union in 2015’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 54, Annual Review, (2016), pp. 218-224
  • ‘Has Germany Fallen Out of Love With Europe? The Eurozone Crisis and the Normalisation of Germany’s European Identity’, German Politics and Society, Vol. 33, No. 1/2 (Spring/Summer 2015)
  •  ‘Chronology: The European Union in 2014’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 53, Annual Review, (2015), pp. 230-236

Working Papers

Blogs

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Expertise

  • European Union
  • Germany and German politics
  • British politics / Brexit
  • Euroscepticism and identity

Languages and other information

Charlotte Galpin also speaks German (advanced) and French (intermediate). 

Media experience

Charlotte Galpin has provided analysis of German politics for a number of news outlets, including BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio West Midlands, Associated Press, Deutsche Welle, Business Insider UK, the i newspaper and the Huffington Post.