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Gabriel Siles-Brügge

Module Co-Leader on reconfiguration of transatlantic trade after Brexit
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University of Warwick logoGabriel Siles-Brügge is Reader in Public Policy at the University of Warwick, having previously worked at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford Brookes. His teaching has focused on International Political Economy, EU politics and public policy. His research has examined the politics of trade and investment agreements, with a focus on the EU and Brexit. His current work is particularly focused on the role of municipalities and emotions in trade governance. He is the (co-)author of two books – Constructing European Union Trade Policy (2014, Palgrave Macmillan) and (with Ferdi De Ville) of TTIP: The Truth about Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (2016, Polity) – and has published several articles in leading academic journals (including in the Journal of Common Market Studies, New Political Economy and the Review of International Political Economy).

He has advised NGOs, trade unions and various parliaments on questions of trade policy and Brexit. He is an advisor on trade policy to the European Public Health Alliance, formerly representing it as an alternate member of the European Commission’s ‘Expert group on Trade Agreements’. He also served as a Parliamentary Academic Fellow with the UK House of Commons International Trade Committee (2017-19), and currently serves as a Specialist Advisor to that same Committee.


  • De Ville, F. and Siles-Brügge, G. (2016), TTIP: The Truth about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, (Cambridge: Polity Press).
  • Siles-Brügge, G. (2014), Constructing European Union Trade Policy: A Global Idea of Europe (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
  • De Ville, F. and Siles-Brügge, G. (2019), ‘The Impact of Brexit on EU Trade Policy’, Politics and Governance, 7 (3), pp. 7-18.
  • Siles-Brügge, G. (2019), ‘Bound by Gravity or Living in a “Post Geography Trading World”? Expert knowledge and affective spatial imaginaries in the construction of the UK’s post-Brexit trade policy’, New Political Economy, 24 (3), pp. 422-39.
  • Siles-Brügge, G. (2017), ‘Transatlantic Investor Protection as a Threat to Democracy: The Potency and Limits of an Emotive Frame’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 30 (5-6), pp. 464-88.
  • Siles-Brügge, G. and Strange, M. (2020), ‘Municipal Level Trade Contestation: activists and local governments from the MAI to TTIP’, in J. Broschek and P. Goff (eds), Multilevel Trade Politics: Configurations, Dynamics, Mechanisms (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), pp. 324-49.