Marina Cino Pagliarello holds a PhD in European Political Economy from the LSE European Institute, where she currently works as Teaching Fellow in European Politics and Public Policy. Marina has worked as education policy researcher and specialist with national/international organisations and governments for over 15 years. In 2018-2019 she was recipient of the ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Industrial Strategy) at the LSE European Institute. Her research interests include public policy, the politics of education, and the Western Balkans. She is specifically interested in understanding the role of political and economic actors in shaping public policies and the mechanisms through which ideas play a role in the emergence of new problem definitions and in restructuring actors’ interests. Marina is also Research Director of the project ‘Civic education and populism’, which is part of the activities of 89Initiative/LSE, aimed at promoting the exchange of innovative ideas between young people across Europe
Prior to joining LSE, Marina has worked for the National Research Institute of the Italian Ministry of Labour as policy expert for comparative analysis of European education policies and for the Italian Ministry of Education. Marina works also as Research Associate for LSE Consulting, where she contributes 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. In addition to her research expertise, she has taught international relations and management at undergraduate and corporate level in Italy. She is currently working as Senior Evaluator for a British Council project on the Western Balkans. Marina also holds an 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.