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Corina Lacatus Queen Mary University of London, UK

Corina Lacatus is a Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. During 2020-2021, she is a Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellow at the Queen’s University Belfast.

Corina's research explores international organisations’ responses to complex humanitarian crises, focusing on crises of forced human displacement and public health. It is at the intersection of International Relations and Comparative Politics but also engages actively with Political Communication scholarship. Writ large, she is a scholar of international co-operation and global governance, focusing on the influence that international organisations like the United Nations and the European Union have on domestic institutions, politics, and societies. So far, her research has explored these dynamics in different areas of policy-making and practice – crisis management, south-to-north and south-to-south migration, human rights, peace agreements and human rights after conflict, and corruption control.

In addition, she has developed a research agenda in Political Communication, focusing on the formation and strategic uses of electoral rhetoric to advance populist political agendas. She has carried out analyses of large bodies of social media data (Twitter-based) and other Internet-based data – blogs, press releases, rally speeches and video material.