Dr Giada Laganá currently works with Dr Sioned Pearce at the project ‘Youth unemployment and civil society under devolution: a comparative analysis of sub-state welfare regimes’. She has also recently been awarded the prestigious Simone Veil Visiting Fellowship at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) for her research on the European Union (EU) and Peacebuilding.
Dr Lagana was previously appointed at the Wales Governance Centre (WGC), with Professor Daniel Wincott, where she examined the impact of the United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the EU on the UK’s internal constitutional and intergovernmental arrangements. Dr Lagana has recently completed a book, published with Palgrave McMillan, entitled The European Union and the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Giada started out as an historian, completing her undergraduate studies in modern and contemporary history at the University of Pavia (Italy). She then obtained an MA in International Relations and History, under the joint supervision of Didier Poton (Université de La Rochelle) and Michel Catala (Université de Nantes).
Giada has written two recent blogs  relating to research on Northern Ireland – The deep roots behind the recent violence in Northern Ireland this was a contribution to RTE Brainstorm and also How the crucial work of civil society organisations in Northern Ireland is being put at risk by COVID-19 and Brexit.
For a list of her publications, please click on the link below for her Cardiff University profile.Giada Lagana Bio