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Laura Landorff

Visiting Scholar 2021-2022 (Spring 2022)


Laura Landorff

Laura Landorff is a researcher at the department of political science at Lund University where she is currently a member of the “Civil Society Elites?” research program based at the School of Social Work. Landorff has previously worked at the University of Aalborg. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences in 2016.

Landorff's research focuses on European institutions, especially on the European Parliament and the informal dimension of parliamentary politics, civil society and interest groups, as well as the development of a new political sociology of EU politics. During her time at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), she will be continuing her research on informal civil society practices in the European Parliament.


  • Researcher, Lund University
  • Visiting Scholar 2021-2022, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Project

Informal civil society practices in the European Parliament: Exploring alternative participatory venues within models of representative democracy


  • Political Science
  • Political Sociology

Areas of Expertise

  • European Integration & EU Institutions (European Parliament)
  • Civil Society
  • Informal Governance
  • Political Sociology


Landorff, Laura. Inside European Parliament Politics: Informality, Information and Intergroups. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan US, 2019.