Sophie Heine is a Dr in Politics, research associate to Oxford University (Centre for International Studies - DPIR) and a communication and engagement officer for New Europeans.
She completed her PhD at the Institute for European Studies in Brussels (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, with the Belgian Fund For Scientific Research- FNRS), followed by a post-doctoral research at Balliol College (Oxford University). She was also associated to St Anthony's college (The Centre for European Studies - Oxford University) during part of her PhD. She then lectured for a year (European politics and International Politics) at Queen Mary, University of London.
She has recently worked in Oxford as an administrator for Oxford International College and Oxford University Press and as a researcher for the Brussels-based think tank, the Egmont Institute.
Apart from more applied skills in engagement, outreach and communication for various civil society movements, she has developed expertise on the following topics: political ideologies, euroscepticism, post-nationalism, cosmopolitanism, European federalism, EU institutions and policies, cultural diversity and gender equality.
“I whole-heartedly share the pro-European principles upheld by New Europeans. New Europeans’ actions for the European citizens living in the UK is remarkable and is bound to become even more visible and influential both in the UK and in the rest of Europe”.