University of East Anglia
Sara Connolly, Ph. D.
Professor Sara Connolly has been working at UEA since 1993 and is a Professor in Personnel Economics.
She is the UEA lead for the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (between UEA and the Universities of Essex and Kent - http://www.uea.ac.uk/research/our-research/easternarc) in the Quantitative Social Sciences. Professor Connolly is Chair of the University Library Forum (2012-present) and holds a seat on the University Information Services Strategic Committee. Until recently, she was Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching (2006 to 2012) and Associate Dean for Post Graduate Research Students (2008 to 2013) for the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Dr. Connolly will be researching women in the European Commission
Hussein Kassim, D.Phil
Hussein Kassim joined PSI as Professor in Politics in 2007. He hs been affiliated with the Centre for Competition Policy since 2005, was Co-Investigator for the second stage ESRC grant 2009-14, and is currently a member of the management board.
Before moving to UEA, Professor Kassim taught at Birkbeck, University of London (where he was Head of School 2006-2007), the University of Nottingham, and the University of Oxford, where he held College Lectureships at Balliol College, New College and Worcester College. He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at New College, Oxford (1984-87), then at Nuffield College, Oxford, studied for an MPhil in Politics (1987-1989) and from 1990 a DPhil under the supervision of the late Vincent Wright.
Professor Kassim has held visiting positions at ARENA in the University of Oslo, Columbia University, New York University, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and the Centre d'Etudes Europeennes de Sciences Po, Paris, where he was Vincent Wright Chair 2015. He was appointed Visiting Professor at the College de Bruges in 2015. He is also Visiting Professor at Birkbeck, University of London.
In his research, Professor Kassim investigates EU institutions, the relationship between the EU and the member states, especially the UK and ‘Europe’, and EU policy in competition and aviation, on which topics he has published widely. He has been awarded grants by the British Academy, the Nuffield Foundation, and the ESRC, which funded 'The European Commission in Question', the main findings of which are presented in The European Commission of the Twenty-First Century, published by Oxford University Press in 2013.
Dr. Kassim will be researching women in the European Commission