Hundreds of people from the Ottawa indian community took part in the India Canada Association: Unity Picnic at Saunders Farm in Munster, July 27, 2014. (Chris Roussakis/Ottawa Citizen)

Achim Hurrelmann – Associate Professor of Political Science; Jean Monnet Chair

Achim Hurrelmann (Dipl.-Pol. University of Hamburg, 2000; Dr. rer. pol. University of Bremen, 2004) is Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University, where he has taught since 2007. He was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair “Democracy in the European Union” in 2015. He is Co-Director of Carleton’s Centre for European Studies (CES), a Carleton University Research Centre focusing on European affairs. Between 2014 and 2018, he served as Director of Carleton’s Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS), an interdisciplinary unit that offers undergraduate and graduate programs focusing on European affairs.

Achim’s scholarly work focuses on the politics of the European Union. He is particularly interested in political discourses about European integration (in parliaments, the media, and among citizens), democracy and legitimacy in the EU, as well as Canada-Europe relations. With Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly and Amy Verdun, he has recently published European Union Governance and Policy Making: A Canadian Perspective (University of Toronto Press 2018), the first textbook on EU politics focused explicitly on a Canadian readership. His research articles have appeared in some of the leading journals in the field, including European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, and Journal of European Public Policy.

Achim has been awarded a number of research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and other granting agencies. In cooperation with Petra Dolata, Patrick Leblond, and Frédéric Mérand, he is currently working on a project that examines “The Reconfiguration of Canada-Europe Relations after Brexit”, supported by a SSHRC Insight Grant (2019-2024). As applicant or co-applicant, he has also been awarded various grants to support the Centre for European Studies, including most recently funding from the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme for a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (2019-2022).

Achim has taught university courses on European integration, for undergraduate and graduate students, since 2007. Other topics of his teaching include an introduction to political science, as well as introductory and advanced courses on various issues of comparative politics. In 2011, he was awarded the Faculty of Public Affairs Teaching Award.

His full CV, including a list of publications, can be found here.