Dr Marta Lorimer

Dr Marta Lorimer

Guest Teacher

European Institute

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Key Expertise
Far Right, Political Ideologies, Euroscepticsm, Differentiated Integration

About me

Marta Lorimer is a Guest Teacher in Policy Making in the European Union in the European Institute and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on far right politics and differentiated integration in the European Union.

She 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.

Her research has been published in the Journal of European Public Policy and in Ethnic and Racial Studies. She has also 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 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.

Expertise Details

Far Right Parties; Political Ideologies; Euroscepticism; European Union; Differentiated Integration; French Politics.