Marta Lorimer is a Guest Teacher in Policy-Making in the European Union. She recently completed her PhD in European Studies at the LSE European Institute. Her thesis investigated the place of Europe in the ideology of the Italian and French far right. Employing a qualitative analysis of party documents published between 1978 and 2017 by the Italian Social Movement/Alleanza Nazionale and the French Front National, her research focused on how far right parties in Italy and France integrated Europe in their ideology.
She has recently published a chapter called ‘“Ni droite, Ni gauche, Français!” Far right populism and the future of Left/Right politics’ in the edited volume ‘Trumping the Mainstream: The conquest of mainstream democratic politics by far-right populism.’
Marta is a Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right. She is a regular contributor to the LSE Europp blog and has written for OpenDemocracy, EuVisions, the LSE Brexit Blog and the CARR Insights blog.
She holds a dual Master’s degree in European Studies from Sciences Po Paris and the LSE. Before joining the LSE she studied Political Science in Sciences Po Paris and in Charles University in Prague.