Anna-Lena Högenauer is the Deputy Head of Institute of the Institute of Political Science and the Course Director of the Master in European Governance.
She studied European Studies with French at King’s College London (BA), European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges (MA) and holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Edinburgh (2011). She has also spent a year abroad at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques Paris. After her studies, she worked as postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University with Prof. Christiansen and Prof. Neuhold. She joined the Institute of Political Science of the University of Luxembourg in 2014 is currently Associate Professor.
Her research includes questions of multi-level governance and regional interest representation, environmental policy-making, Europeanization, parliamentary scrutiny of European affairs and legitimacy in EU policy-making. She was an active member of the Observatory of Parliaments after Lisbon (OPAL, www.opal-europe.org) and the Erasmus Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADEMIA, http://www.pademia.eu/). She was co-editor for the working paper series of the two networks and has been book reviews editor for Regional and Federal Studies from 2012-2015 and is currently Associate Editor of PRX and a member of the editorial boards of Politics and Governance and of Small States & Territories .
Anna-Lena Högenauer is a member of the University of Luxembourg’s Robert Schuman Institute, an interdisciplinary centre funded by the EU Commission as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2015-2022). She participates in the ESRC-funded project Negotiating Brexit: EU institutions, national governments, and the UK (2017-2019).The project aims to provide independent analysis of the Brexit negotiations to the general public and will also result in research publications. She is also a member of the steering group of the EU-funded VIADUCT project on EU-Turkey relations (2017-2020), for which she is currently setting up an online student paper series. She works on Luxembourgish politics as part of the C2ESS project (Challenges to European Small States, 2018-2021) and on the legitimacy of central bank decisions as part of the EMULEG project (2021-2024). She is also a member of the COST Network Intergovernmental Coordination from Local to European Governance (IGCOORD, 2021-2025).
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She won the 2016 PADEMIA Award for Outstanding Research in the Field of Parliamentary Democracy in Europe with Chistine Neuhold and Thomas Christiansen for their book Parliamentary Administrations in the European Union (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016).
Her article ‘Studying a new phase of europeanisation of national parliaments’ (with K. Gattermann and A. Huff in European Political Science, Vol. 15, 89-107) won the EPS best article award for 2016.