Government & Opposition is proud to offer a fellowship program to connect one of Europe’s most established international journals of comparative politics with a new generation of scholars. Starting this year, we honour our long time collaboration with distinguished scholars, Robert Elgie and Mick Moran, by awarding the Editorial Fellowships in their name. Government & Opposition fellows support the editorial work of the journal by finding new ways to curate and promote the scholarship we publish both to ensure past insights do not get lost in the current political turmoil and to encourage innovative lines of inquiry and research.
The Government & Opposition fellows – Veronica Anghel and Adrian Favero – embody the very best of the up-and-coming scholarly community. They are at the start of the professional lives and have made clear contributions to important debates and shown significant leadership in fostering research. We are very grateful to have them as part of our team and benefit from their energy and insights as we continue to strengthen the position of Government & Opposition in the international scholarly debate on comparative politics.
Veronica Anghel is a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute and Associate Fellow of the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe. Previously, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Europe Center, for which she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. She received her PhD summa cum laude in Political Science from the University of Bucharest. Her thesis ‘The Formation of Coalition Governments in Romania: Patterns Behind the Drift’ was awarded the prize for the best dissertation defended at the University of Bucharest in 2018. She was awarded other fellowships for research stays at the Institute for Human Studies in Vienna, the Institute for Central Europe in Vienna and to conduct pre-doctoral research with the University of Bordeaux and the Institute for Government in Vienna. Her research focuses on the challenges to democratic state building and party politics in post-communist settings. She is an analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit and and previously worked as a foreign affairs adviser for the Romanian Presidency and the Romanian Senate. Veronica Anghel is the Government & Opposition Robert Elgie Editorial Fellow.
Adrian Favero is a Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLSIS) in the University of Birmingham. He is currently working on an ESRC funded project 'The survival of the mass party: Evaluating activism and participation among populist radical right parties (PRRPs) in Europe'. He received his PhD in Politics from the University of Edinburgh where he also worked as a Course Organiser and Teaching Fellow in International Relations. Adrian was also involved in the organisation of workshops on Scotland’s Future Relations with the UK and the EU. Previously, he obtained a BA in Political Science from the University of Zurich and an MA in European Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. His research interests include local politics, European integration, and intra-European migration. He is a recipient of the European Urban Research Association (EURA) Young Scholar Award and a grant from the Fran Trust, Scotland. Adrian Favero is the Government & Opposition Mick Moran Editorial Fellow.