Charlotte Galpin joined the department in May 2017 and became Senior Lecturer in August 2021. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen and a teaching fellow at the University of Bath. She completed her PhD at the Institute for German Studies, POLSIS, in 2014.
In autumn term 2019/20 she held 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 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).