Visiting Senior Research Fellow
UCL European Institute
Ece Özlem Atikcan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Université Laval, in Quebec, Canada, and an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences at the University College London, the UK. Her research combines a theoretical focus on political campaigns, issue framing, lobbying, transnational social movements, and diffusion with a regional focus on the European Union. She has extensive fieldwork experience in Spain, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Denmark, and Ireland. Based on over 160 in-depth interviews with campaigners, media content analyses and public opinion data, she studies EU referendum campaigns to understand the impact of campaign argumentation on public opinion. Her work has appeared in Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Integration, and as a book with Cambridge University Press. She completed her M.A. in European Law at the University of Sussex and her Ph.D. in Political Science at McGill University.