Dr Charlotte Galpin

Dr Charlotte Galpin

Department of Political Science and International Studies
Senior Lecturer in German and European Politics

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POLSIS - School of Government
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Charlotte Galpin is a Senior Lecturer in German and European Politics. Her research is concerned with European identities, EU citizenship, Euroscepticism and the European public sphere.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • PGCHE Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Birmingham)
  • 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 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). 

Teaching

Dr Galpin is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE). She also holds a SEDA Learning, Teaching and Assessing Award (2020).

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
  • Gender and feminist approaches to the above

Research

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

  • European identities
  • EU citizenship
  • Euroscepticism
  • European public sphere, including social media
  • German politics and society
  • Brexit
  • Gender and feminist approaches to the above

Current Projects

Dr Galpin is working on a number of research projects. 

  • She is Co-Investigator on the major research project ‘Post-Socialist Britain: Memory, Representation and Political Identity amongst German and Polish Immigrants in the UK’, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) (2021-24). The PI by Professor Sara Jones (Modern Languages), and the second CI is Dr Jenny Wüstenberg (Nottingham Trent). The project explores the connection between collective memory and political identity in the process of migration, focusing specifically on two countries with experience of state socialist rule, Germany and Poland. The project will also have a strong impact dimension, working with policy-makers, immigrant communities, arts communities, and professional and community associations.  
  • She is also Co-Investigator on the two-year project “Shifting Constellations: Germany and Global (Dis)Order” (January 2019 - December 2020, extended to 2021), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
  • Building on her work on Brexit, Euroscepticism and European identities, Dr Galpin is currently working on her second monograph, provisionally entitled Brexit: Perspectives on Euroscepticism. The book takes a feminist and postcolonial approach to the interdisciplinary study of British attitudes to the EU, focusing on parties, identity, media, history, public opinion and campaigns.
  • Finally, she is also continuing her work on EU citizenship and grassroots pro-EU mobilisation during Brexit. She is developing a feminist approach to EU citizenship which seeks to unpack gendered dynamics in EU engagement.

Publications

Monographs

  • Galpin, C. (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

  • Galpin, C. (2015), ‘Chronology: The European Union in 2014’, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 53, Annual Review, pp. 230-236

Book Chapters

  • Galpin, C. & Eckert, C. (2021), ‘Theresa May’s Leadership in Brexit Negotiations: Self-Representation and Media Evaluations’ In Müller, Henriette & Tömmel, Ingeborg (eds), Women and Leadership in the European Union, forthcoming with Oxford University Press
  • Galpin, C. (2021), ‘Britain and the European Union’ in Jones, Bill, Norton, Philip and Hertner, Isabelle (eds), Politics UK,10th edition, Routledge
  • Galpin, C. & Trenz, H. J.  (2018), ‘The Spiral of Euroscepticism: Media Negativity, Framing and Opposition to the EU’ in: Caiani, Manuela and Guerra, Simona, Communicating Europe, Contesting Europe: European Democracy, the Media and New Eurosceptic and Critical Movements in Time of Crisis, Palgrave Macmillan: Houndsmills

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), French (advanced), Polish (intermediate), and Danish (beginner). 

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. 

Expertise

Charlotte’s 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.

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