Oriane Calligaro holds a PhD in History from the European University Institute in Florence. Her thesis deals with the EU¹s efforts to promote conceptions of European identity, culture, and heritage. She is currently working on a monograph based on this dissertation, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan’s NYU Series on "Europe in Transition.”
Dr. Calligaro previously studied for a combined French/German Masters in Social and Political Science (Sciences Po Paris and Free University Berlin). She worked as a research assistant for the German national foundation, “Memory, Responsibility and Future” in Berlin and for CEVIPOF (the Research Centre on Political Life in France) at Sciences Po in Paris. Dr. Calligaro has also interned with the European Commission, working for the EQUAL program, which seeks to tackle discrimination and disadvantage in the labor market.
Dr. Calligaro is a researcher at the European University Institute’s European Union Democracy Observatory. Her research interests lie primarily in the symbolic, cultural, and historical underpinnings of European integration. She also studies EU public policies in the cultural and educational fields.