Professor Christoph Meyer
Professor of European & International Politics
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2053
Address Department of European & International Studies
King's College London
Room 4.14 Virginia Woolf Building
London WC2B 6LE
Research interests and PhD supervision
Christoph Meyer is Professor of European & International Politics at King’s College London as well as Vice-Dean Research of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Policy. He studied political science and sociology in Hamburg before completing an MPhil (1997) and a PhD in International Relations at the University of Cambridge in 2001. Afterwards he worked as a visiting researcher at the Max Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies, Research Associate at the University of Cologne, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre of European Policy Studies in Brussels, and Lecturer at the Birkbeck College London before joining King’s in 2007. At King's he was the first Head of the new Department of European & International Studies between 2011-2015. He won a Starting Investigator Award of the European Research Council in 2008.
- EU politics and integration theory
- European public sphere and political communication
- EU security and defence policy
Professor Meyer’s research interests are wide-ranging within the field of European Union studies and international relations. In terms of policy fields, he has been working on security and defence policy, including conflict prevention, public communication and media coverage as well as economic governance. He has contributed to debates about the European public sphere and political integration, European strategic culture and questions of forecasting and prevention of risks.
Professor Meyer has published in leading academic journals in International Relations (ISQ, EJIR) and European Union Studies (JCMS, JEPP) and edited two books and special issues/sections of journals as well as two single-authored monographs.
Professor Meyer is mainly interested in supervising students in areas relating to EU foreign policy, political communication, and finally, forecasting, warning and prevention in international affairs.
Professor Meyer will be accepting applications from PhD students from 2017.
For more details, please see Christoph's full research profile.
Expertise and public engagement
6AAOB308 EU in the International System
5AAOB201 Integration of the EU
7AAOM004 Foreign Policies of the EU
Christoph Meyer is recipient of the prestigious starting investigator grant of the European Research Council, which enabled him to set-up a research team to work on Early Warning and Conflict Prevention for three years (September 2008-August 2011). He has experience in consulting on public policy and authored open-ed pieces for the Financial Times and the International Herald Tribune. Christoph Meyer has been interviewed on the origins and dynamics of European integration by Al Jazeera.