Heidi Maurer

Heidi Maurer

Lecturer in EU Politics
+44 1865 285 946
St Antony's College
Office Address:
Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ

Since September 2018, I am the EU politics lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. I am also Senior CR Fellow at St. Anthony´s and participate in the activities of the European Studies Center

I am the coordinator of the Jean-Monnet Network NORTIA: Network on Research and Teaching in EU foreign affairs (2017-2020). I am committee member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES), where I support the Teaching Working Group, and I am co-convenor of the “Teaching the EU” Interest Section of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA). I am also member of the executive committee and since September 2017 convenor of the ECPR Standing Group “Teaching and Learning Politics“. 

Trained as a political scientist with a minor in communication science, I have been researching and teaching about European Foreign Policy, Europe´s role in the world, and European Union politics during the past years. I am, in particular, interested in the added value of European and international cooperation and changes in diplomacy. My current research investigates European diplomatic coordination, the role of EU delegations, and the way third parties relate to the European Union diplomatically. More generally, my aim is to contribute to the refinement of diplomatic studies in providing new conceptual insights and methodological tools. Next to my foreign policy interests, I have developed my expertise  in Problem-Based Learning through my work at Maastricht University, which I actively share within various networks.

In 2017/18 I was a Fellow in EU and International Organisations in the International Relations department of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining LSE, I have been Assistant professor in European Studies d at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) at Maastricht University. I hold a Doctorate from the University of Vienna (Political Science) and obtained a postgraduate certificate in European integration at the Institute of Advanced Studies (2004-2007) in Vienna. During  2012/13 I was the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at the Center of Transatlantic Relations of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.



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Research Interests

  • Edited Volumes

Federici Bicchi & Heidi Maurer (2018). European cooperation abroad: European diplomatic cooperation outside EU borders. The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 13(1): 1-19. 

Patrick Müller & Heidi Maurer (eds) (2016). Austrian Foreign Policy and 20 Years of EU Membership: Opportunities and Constraints. Austrian Political Science Journal 45 (2): pp. 1-9. 

Simon Lightfoot & Heidi Maurer (eds) (2014): Teaching European Studies: old and new tools for student engagement. European Political Science 13(1): 1-3.

Sophie Vanhoonacker, Hylke Dijkstra & Heidi Maurer (eds) (2010). Understanding the Role of Bureaucracy in the European Security and Defence Policy. European Integration Online Papers, Volume 14 (Special Issue 1). 

  • Refereed Articles

Heidi Maurer & Jost-Henrik Morgenstern-Pomorski (forthcoming). The Quest for Internal Legitimacy: The EEAS, EU delegations and the contested structures of European diplomacy. Special issue in Global Affairsedited by Kolja Raube and Ben Tonra.

Federici Bicchi & Heidi Maurer (2018). European cooperation abroad: European diplomatic cooperation outside EU borders. Introduction to the Special Issue. The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 13(1): 1-19. 

Heidi Maurer & Kristi Raik (2018). Neither fish nor fowl. EU Delegations as tools of European Diplomacy after the Lisbon Treaty. The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 13(1): 57–74. 

Heidi Maurer (2016). Austrian Diplomacy in a Changing Global and European Context: Between Innovation, Adaptation and Resilience. Austrian Political Science Journal 45 (2): 35-47. 

Heidi Maurer & Jocelyn Mawdsley (2014):  Students´ Skills, Employability and the Teaching of European Studies: challenges and opportunities. European Political Science 13(1): 32-42.

Sophie Vanhoonacker, Karolina Pomorska & Heidi Maurer (2011). The Presidency in EU External Relations: Who is at the helm?In Ana-Mar Fernández Pasarín & Michel Mangenot (eds). Présider l’Union européenne: présidence(s) du Conseil et système de gouvernement. Politique Européenne No. 35 (special issue), 139-164. 

Sophie Vanhoonacker, Hylke Dijkstra & Heidi Maurer (2010). Understanding the Role of Bureaucracy in the European Security and Defence Policy: The State of the ArtEuropean Integration Online Papers, Volume 14 (Special Issue 1).

  • Chapters in Edited Volumes

Heidi Maurer & Claudia Engelmann (2017). Aktives Lernen durch EU Simulationen: eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit Erfahrungen an der Universität Maastricht. In: Wolfgang Muno, Arne Niemann et al.: Handbuch zu EU Simulationen. Springer VS. Projected date of publication: mid 2017. 

Heidi Maurer (2015). An upgraded EU delegation in a reinforced system of European diplomatic coordination: insights from Washington. In Spence, David, and Batora, Jozef (eds). European Diplomacy post-Westphalia. Palgrave Macmillan. 

Heidi Maurer (2015). Best Practices in Problem-Based Learning. In Ishiyama, John, Miller, Will, and Simon, Eszter Simon (eds.) Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations. Edward Elgar Publishers. 

Heidi Maurer & Licinia Simao (2013). From regional power to global power? The European Neighbourhood Policy after the Lisbon Treaty. In Astrid Boening, Jan-Frederik Kremer & Aukie van Loon. Global Power Europe – Policies, Actions and Influence of the EU’s External Relations. Springer. 

Heidi Maurer & Christine Neuhold (2013). Problem-Based Learning in European Studies. In Stefania Baroncelli, Roberto Farneti, Ioan Horga & Sophie Vanhoonacker (eds). Teaching European Union Studies. Patterns in Traditional and Innovative Teaching Methods and Curricula. 

Heidi Maurer, Pomorska, Karolina & Sophie Vanhoonacker (2012): La présidence du Conseil des affaires étrangères. In Charlety, Veronique and Michel Mangenot (eds): Le système présidentiel de l’Union européenne après Lisbonne. Strassbourg: Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).

Sophie Vanhoonacker, Karolina Pomorska & Heidi Maurer (2011). Belgium at the Helm of EU External Relations: A Successful ‘Non-Presidency’. In Van Hecke, St. & Bursens, P. (eds). Readjusting the Council Presidency. Belgian Leadership in the EU. (pp. 65 - 79) Brussels: ASP.

  • Other professional contributions

Heidi Maurer (2017). Following the German trend? Austria votes on Sunday. Blogpost Alliance Europe.

Heidi Maurer, Gergana Noutcheva & Karolina Pomorska (2017). Simulation Game Teaching Handbook for teaching European foreign affairs: http://www.eufp.eu/antero-simulation-handbook

Heidi Maurer & Karolina Pomorska (2016). How to teach External Relations of the European Union to undergraduates. Teaching Fiche for ANTERO: http://www.eufp.eu/teaching

Heidi Maurer & Kristi Raik (2014): Pioneers of a European Diplomatic System: EU Delegations in Moscow and Washington. Analysis Brief No. 1 of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA). Accessible at http://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/415/pioneers_of_a_european_diplomatic_system/

Heidi Maurer (2013): Transforming European diplomacy abroad: insights from Washington. Global Actor Interest Section Contribution. EUSA Review June 2013. 

Heidi Maurer (2013): Book Reviewof Youngs, Richard (ed). The European Union and Democracy Promotion: A Critical Global Assessment, Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press, 2010, Journal of Common Market Studies 51(2), 371-372.

Sophie Vanhoonacker, Karolina Pomorska & Heidi Maurer (2010): The Council presidency and European Foreign policy: Challenges for Poland in 2011. Center for International Relations. 

Sophie Vanhoonacker, Hylke Dijkstra, Heidi Maurer, Petar Petrov & Karolina Pomorska (2009): Understanding the Role of the Administrative Level in ESDP: Towards a New Research Agenda. CFSP Forum 2009, 7(4), pp. 15-17.

Heidi Maurer & Jost-Henrik Morgenstern (2009): Accommodating Azerbaijan: EU External Assistance and a Reluctant Partner. CFSP Forum 7 (3), p. 6-12.