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Parsons Appointed Senior Researcher at the ARENA Center for European Studies

Professor of political science Craig Parsons has recently been appointed Senior Researcher at the ARENA Center for European Studies at the University of Oslo in Norway. ARENA is one of the leading centers for European studies in Europe. Under the terms of an arrangement agreed between UO and Oslo, Parsons will visit Oslo at least three times a year to conduct his EU-focused research.

ARENA is a multidisciplinary and internationally renowned research centre at the University of Oslo. They conduct theoretically oriented and empirically informed basic research on the dynamics of the evolving European political order, primarily the European Union.

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Craig Parsons is professor and department head of political science at the University of Oregon. He is the author or editor of six books, including the award-winning A Certain Idea of Europe (Cornell University Press, 2003), How to Map Arguments in Political Science (Oxford University Press, 2007) and a new introductory textbook, How to Think for Yourself about Politics (Pearson, 2016). He has also published articles on a wide range of topics in European politics and political economy.

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