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Pauliina Patana

Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; Core Faculty, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University


Pauliina Patana

Pauliina Patana is an Assistant Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and core faculty in the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown. She received her PhD in Political Science from Cornell University. Prior to joining Georgetown, Pauliina was a Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School. Her research focuses on transformations in European political landscapes, including the effects of globalization and economic re-structuring on party support and competition, the rise of populism, political representation in diversifying societies, and the politics of climate change and redistribution. She is currently writing a book that examines why populist radical right parties perform well in some local settings but not others. At Georgetown, Pauliina teaches courses on the politics of the EU and Europe, populism and democracy, and the political economy of electoral politics.