About Anna Hokema


Anna Hokema is the Spring 2018 Jean Monnet Visiting Scholar at the Center for European Studies. She is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Bremen’s SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (Department 3: Dynamics of Inequality in Welfare Societies) and the Coordinator of the Double Degree Program ‘European Master in Labour Studies and Social Policy’ (Milan/Bremen). In addition, Dr. Hokema serves as ERASMUS Coordinator and Decentralized Women’s Representative on the Board of Directors of the SOCIUM. Her research interests include gender and aging, post-retirement work, sociology of the welfare state, and qualitative methods in social research.

For more information on Dr. Hokema, please visit her page on the University of Bremen website.
Dr. Hokema is teaching the EU Today course during her stay at CES.


Spring 2017: Mariano Torcal


Mariano Torcal received a PhD. from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1995) and a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University (2001). He has served as a Full Professor of Political Science at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra since 2006. Professor Torcal was Chair of the Department and Ph.D. Program coordinator for the Political and Social Sciences Department at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra from 2004-2007. He has served as the Spanish National Coordinator of the European Social Survey since 2001. Prof. Torcal has authored and contributed in several books in the field, and published many articles in national and international specialized journals such as Comparative Political Studies and the British Journal of Political Science. In 1997, he was runner-up for the “Gregory M. Luebbert Prize” for the best article in comparative politics, awarded by the American Political Science Association (APSA). He has also been granted prizes for the best article published in 2003 and the best book published in 2006 by the Spanish Political Science Association. In 2012 he was awarded the “Edgardo Catterberg Award” for the best conference paper at the fifth WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research) Latin American Congress in Bogotá, Colombia, for the paper: “A Dark side of Political Deliberation? The Media and Political Discussion Effects on Political Interest.”

For more information on Dr. Torcal, please visit his page on the UPF website.
Mariano Torcal was Jean Monnet Visiting Scholar in spring 2017.