Faculté de Droit, de Science politique et de Criminologie
Département de science politique
Politique européenne

ULiège address
Bât. B31 Politique européenne
Quartier Agora
place des Orateurs 3
4000 Liège 1
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+32 4 3669352
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Annie Niessen

University degrees
2021: Doctorat en Sciences politiques et sociales (Université de Liège)
2015: Master en Communication multilingue (Université de Liège)
2013: Bachelier en Langues germaniques (Université de Liège)


Annie Niessen is Doctor in Political and Social Sciences from the University of Liège (2021), with the additional title of Doctor Europaeus. She holds a Master's degree in Multilingual Communication (2015, Summa Cum Laude) and a Bachelor's degree in Germanic languages (2013, Cum Laude) from the University of Liège. Since 2021 she has been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania (USA).

Her research interests focus on EU integration through the EU institutions' discourse, in particular the EU's communication in times on crises as well as on the EU's discourse on European identity and Europe. She carried out research as a visiting researcher at the European University Institute (2017, Italy), at the University of Amsterdam (2018, the Netherlands) and at the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe (2020, Switzerland).

Annie Niessen won several awards and research grants: SHS doctoral grant (2017, ULiège), Vibeke Sørensen grant (2017, EUI), Jean Gol Award (2018), Henri Rieben grant (2020, Jean Monnet Foundation) and BAEF postdoctoral fellowship (2021). She was a guest lecturer for the University of Amsterdam (2019) and the Sofia University St-Kliment Orhidski (2020). She is editor-in-chief of the journal Cahiers de Science politique de l'Université de Liège and is part of the editorial committee of the interdisciplinary journal Normes.

Annie Niessen is also a university lecturer (Maître de conférences) at Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology, as well as scientific collaborator at the European Studies Unit of the University of Liège. 

Research field

  • Intégration et coopération européenne
  • Communication des organisations et des entreprises
  • Droit européen

Duties or mandates

  • Chercheuse postdoctorale (Université de Pennsylvanie)
  • Maître de conférences (Université de Liège)
  • Collaboratrice scientifique (Université de Liège)

Scientific distinctions

  • Doctor Europaeus (2021)
  • B.A.E.F. post-doctoral fellowship (2021)
  • Reserach grant Henri Rieben (Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe) (2019)
  • Jean Gol Award (2018)
  • Doctoral grant SHS-ULiege (2017)
  • Research grant Vibeke Sørensen (European University Institute x European Commission) (2017)

ULiège Course

Questions approfondies de sciences politiques, en politiques européennes, 30h Th, MICHEL Quentin, Suppl: NIESSEN Annie, NIESSEN Annie