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Dr Giada Lagana

Dr Giada Lagana

Research Associate

School of Law and Politics

10/0 02, 8-10 North Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3DY


I am a Research Associate at the Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University. I am currently working on the ESRC ‘Between Two Unions’ project with Professor Daniel Wincott, examining the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on the UK’s internal constitutional and intergovernmental arrangements. As part of this research,I am also exploring the role of sub-state authorities during the withdrawal process, focusing on extraterritorial cooperation between Wales and the Island of Ireland since the 2016 referendum. 


I was awarded my PhD in political science and sociology, in February 2018. My thesis was submitted under the supervision of Professor Niall O’Dochartaigh and looked at the role of the European Union in the Northern Ireland peace process. I started out as an historian, completing my undergraduate studies in modern and contemporary history at the University of Pavia (Italy). I then obtained an MA in international relations and history, under the joint supervision of Didier Poton (Université de La Rochelle) and Michel Catala (Université de Nantes).