Laura MacKenzie is a political science researcher and commentator on European political affairs. Laura’s cutting-edge research focuses on the impact of populism and Euroscepticism on European politics, with a specific focus on the European Parliament.
Laura MacKenzie is a political science researcher and commentator on European political affairs. She holds two Masters degrees from the University of Aberdeen, one in Politics and International Relations, the other in Political Research, and is completing a PhD in European Politics at the University of Leicester.
Laura’s cutting-edge research focuses on the impact of populism and Euroscepticism on European politics, with a specific focus on the European Parliament. She has written extensively on British right-wing populism in the form of the UK Independence Party and the British National Party, and the left-wing populism of Jeremy Corbyn, as well as on the far right in the European Parliament.
Laura has written for The Conversation, an online news analysis and commentary collaboration between editors and academics, and is a regular guest writer for Political Observer on Populism, an academic blog on populism. Her current research interests include British Euroscepticism and the impact this is likely to have on Britain’s future role within Europe.
In addition to writing and commentating on European political affairs, Laura teaches courses on European Union politics at the University of Leicester, and has previously taught comparative politics at undergraduate level.
When she is not immersed in the world of European politics, Laura acts as a professional pianist providing instrumental accompaniment at weddings and functions across the UK.
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