Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration; Director of the Center for the Study of Europe; Professor of International Relations. (BA, Bryn Mawr College; MA, PhD, University of Chicago).
Specialization: European Political Economy, European Integration, European Politics, France
Vivien A. Schmidt is Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, and founding director of the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University. She has been a visiting professor or visiting scholar at major European universities and has published ten books and over 100 articles on European political economy, institutions, and democracy, as well as lately on the Eurozone crisis. Recent books include the forthcoming Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy (co-edited, Cambridge 2013), Debating Political Identity and Legitimacy in the European Union (co-edited, Routledge 2011), Democracy in Europe (Oxford 2006; updated in French, La Découverte 2010), and The Futures of European Capitalism (Oxford 2002). Professor Schmidt is former chair of the European Union Studies Association—USA. Among recent distinctions, she was awarded a doctorate honoris causa from the Free University of Brussels, held the Franqui Interuniversity Chair of Belgium, and was Senior Visiting Research Scholar at the Free University of Berlin. She received her B.A. cum laude from Bryn Mawr College, her M.A. and Ph.D from the University of Chicago, and also attended Science Po, Paris.