Ulrich Sedelmeier is an Associate Professor (Reader) in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He obtained his MA and PhD from the University of Sussex. Before joining LSE, he was Associate Professor of International Relations and European Studies at Central European University, Budapest. He was a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, the University of Mannheim, the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, and the University of Copenhagen. He held a Jean Monnet Fellowship (2001/02) and a Marie-Curie Fellowship (2005-06) at the European University Institute, Florence; and a Research Fellowship at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study (2010). Between 2013-2016, he was co-investigator and LSE team leader for the EU-funded research consortium MAXCAP, which researched the link between the EU’s integration capacity and EU eastern enlargement.
He is the author of ‘The Path to Eastern Enlargement: the Uneven Policy Impact of EU Identity’ (Manchester University Press, 2005) and the co-editor of The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe (Cornell University Press, 2005), The Politics of European Union Enlargement (Routledge, 2005), International Influence Beyond Conditionality: Postcommunist Europe after EU Enlargement (Routledge, 2009) and Developments in European Politics (Palgrave, 2011). He has published in journals such as Journal of Common Market Studies; Journal of European Public Policy; and West European Politics. He was awarded the prize for (joint) best article published in JCMS in 2014.