Department of Political Science


Dr Marina Cino Pagliarello

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Capstones

Room: 3.07 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Email: m.pagliarello@ucl.ac.uk



Welcome to my page! I hold a PhD in European Political Economy from the LSE European Institute, where I was Teaching Fellow in European Politics and Public Policy. In 2018-2019 I was ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Industrial Strategy) at the LSE European Institute. Prior to joining academia, I have worked as education policy researcher and specialist with national/international organisations and governments for over 15 years, including the National Research Institute of the Italian Ministry of Labour as policy expert for comparative analysis of European education policies and the Italian Ministry of Education. I also work as Research Associate for LSE Consulting, where I contribute as researcher and policy evaluator for several projects on education for a wide range of clients, including the European Commission, CEDEFOP, the European Training Foundation, and the UK Government. Previous qualifications include a MRes in European Studies from the London School of Economics, an MSc in Economics of Arts and Culture from SDA Bocconi School of Management and an MA in History from the University of Pisa.


My research interests are in public policy, with a keen focus on social policies. I am interested in understanding the role of political and economic actors in shaping public policies and the mechanisms through which ideas play a role in restructuring interests. My book manuscript is currently under review in a major university press and it examines the trajectory of the transformations of education policy in Europe from a predominantly national competence defined on the basis of domestic and normative objectives to a supranational policy framework driven by an economic discourse concerning productivity and employability. I am also Research Director of the project ‘Civic education and populism’, which examines to what extent the strengthening of populism movements in Europe can be understood as the result of some kind of educational failure and, if so, what might be the role of civic education as a way of strengthening citizens’ political autonomy. Finally, I am also interested in evidence-based policy research through my work with LSE Consulting, mainly covering education, the European Union, and the Western Balkans.


Peer-reviewed articles

Book reviews & blog posts

Policy research (selected publications)

Papers under review and working papers

  • Cino Pagliarello, M. “Institutional change and ideas in European Education”. 
  • Cino Pagliarello,M. “The Covid-19 pandemic and the infodemic of fake news: rethinking education and media literacy”. 
  • Cino Pagliarello,M. “The Impact of Covid-19 in the European Higher Education Area: Retrenchment or Expansion?”.
  • Cino Pagliarello,M. Constructing the “Europe of Knowledge”? Ideas and European education policy (1975-2020) .

Teaching fellow in Capstone (UCL)

Previous teaching:

  • European politics and public policy; the Policies and Politics of Brexit (LSE 2019-2020)
  • Public management and governance; Introduction to IR (Queen Mary 2019-2020)