Magdalena Frennhoff Larsén is Assistant Head of the School of Social Sciences, and Reader (Associate Professor) in Politics and International Relations. She is teaching EU studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Her research interests are in the areas of EU external relations and international negotiations. She has produced articles on these topics for leading journals, including Comparative European Politics, International Negotiation, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, and Policy and Politics, and she recently published a monograph on The EU in International Negotiations (Palgrave Macmillan).
She is a regular media commentator, and has been working with media outlets both in the UK and overseas, including the BBC, Deutsche Welle, France 24, Huffington Post, Open Democracy, PMP Magazine, The Conversation, and UK in a Changing Europe.
Her PhD from the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, analysed the EU-South Africa trade negotiations following South Africa's transition to democracy. She obtained her Bachelor in Social Science from the University of Lund, and for her Master of Social Science she studied at the University of Bologna and the University of California, Irvine.
Prior to joining the University of Westminster, Magdalena worked as Development Director at the Institute for Citizenship and as Public Affairs Officer at the UK Office of the European Parliament.
Her current research focuses on EU external relations, including trade, development, enlargement, climate change and Brexit.