Affiliated Postdoctoral Researcher in the Horizon projects ActEU and PUSH*BACK*LASH
Matilde Ceron completed her PhD in Political Studies at the University of Milan (NASP). Her dissertation investigated the multilevel interplay between the EU fiscal framework and domestic political, institutional and economic factors in shaping the composition of public expenditures in the Member States. Matilde holds an MSc in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University and an MA in Public Policy Analysis from the College of Europe. Her research interest clusters at the intersection of EU economic governance, fiscal policies, gender equality and representation.
She was a postdoctoral fellow in political economy at the University of Pavia, working on the digital inclusion of persons with disabilities. During her postdoctoral fellowship at Luiss University, her research focused on the policy-making and legitimacy implications of EU executive leadership selection, co-editing a forthcoming book “The Politicisation of the European Commission’s Presidency Spitzenkandidaten and Beyond”. As a Max Weber Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute, she extended her research on national and EU emergency and recovery responses to the pandemic addressing the changes in fiscal policies and governance frameworks after Covid-19. In parallel, she expanded her work to a gendered analysis of EU economic governance with a focus on pandemic recovery policies. Her current project focuses on substantive representation and gender mainstreaming in the National Recovery and Resilience Plans. She is an affiliated postdoctoral researcher in the Horizon projects Activating European citizens’ trust in times of crises and polarization (ActEU) and anti-gender backlash & democratic pushback (PUSH*BACK*LASH), where she will continue to work on gender equality policies, Covid-19, representation and legitimacy.