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Dr Nicole Lindstrom
Deputy Head of Department



Nicole Lindstrom’s research and teaching interests lie in comparative and international political economy and public policy, with a particular focus on political economic transformations in the enlarged European Union. Before coming to York in 2007, she was a member of the Departments of International Relations and European Studies and Political Science at Central European University in Budapest. She held a visiting position in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School for Social Research and was a visiting fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Maxwell School of Syracuse University.



Nicole’s research focuses on the dynamic interactions between transnational actors and domestic change, with a particular focus on Central and East Europe and the Balkans and their ongoing relations with the European Union.  One area of research focuses on the domestic impact of European integration on post-socialist states, examining the ways in which common European pressures are resisted in different types of welfare capitalist states.  A second area of research examines political conflicts within the increasingly politically and economically diverse enlarged EU. My research focuses on a number of different EU policy areas, including service liberalization, higher education policy, financial services regulation, and state aid policy. A new area of research focuses on national and European-level debates on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), in particular resistance to the liberalization of services by trade unions and other social actors.



Nicole is interested in supervising research students on these topics and related areas of study.

External activities


Nicole is a regular expert reviewer for research funding bodies, including the European Commission for Horizon 2020, the American Councils for International Education, and national research councils, including UK, Belgium, and Hungary.  She reviews regularly for academic journals and book publishers. She has been invited to give lectures at a number of different universities and organizations in the UK, the United States, Germany, Sweden, Croatia, and Denmark. She has also appeared on BBC World Service, Hungarian state television (MTV1), and BBC Radio York.



  • European Union: Politics and Policies
  • Political Economy of the New Europe


  • International Organizations
Nicole Lindstrom

Contact details

Dr Nicole Lindstrom
Department of Politics
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 322647

Feedback and Guidance hours (Summer term): Wednesdays & Thursdays 12:00-13:00