Post-doctoral Research Associate
Aberystwyth University

Nuria Franco-Guillén  is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of International Politics, at Aberystwyth University. She has previously worked at Griffith University (Brisbane) and Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) where she obtained her PhD in Political and Social Sciences. Her primary field of research is territorial politics, particularly the intersection between stateless nationalism and immigration, immigrant integration policy at both regional and intergovernmental level and deliberative democracy. Her current research revolves around secession and its framing dynamics, and she has particular expertise in the cases of Scotland, Catalonia, Corsica and Quebec.

Current WISERD Projects: WP C3.1 - Shifting forms of governance and the grassroots politics of separatism, part of theme 3 Contentious Politics and Civic Gain of the project WISERD Civil Society - Civic Satisfaction and Civil Repair.

Research Interests: 

Territorial Politics

Party Politics

Multilevel governance

Immigration politics

Deliberative democracy

Within the WP C3.1 we explore the determinants of individuals’ support for secession and the causal mechanisms explaining the choice of preferences.