Francesca Vassallo is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Maine, USA, and currently Visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Studies at ANU. Her research and publications have focused on conventional and unconventional political behavior, French politics, European public opinion, US-EU relations. In addition to journal articles and book chapters, her book France, Social Capital and Political Activism (Palgrave) came out in 2010. She was the guest editor for a special issue of the journal German Politics and Society dedicated to the Fifty Years of the Élysée Treaty (2013). She is now working on her next project on protest patterns in Europe, pre- and post- economic crisis.
Home institution: University of Southern Maine.
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