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Aziliz Gouez

Associate Research Fellow, European identity and political symbolism

Aziliz Gouez is an anthropologist by training, with an interest in issues of identity, memory and political symbolism. Between 2013-2017 she was the Chief Speechwriter for the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. As a Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute from 2005 to 2010 she directed a research programme on the predicaments of European identity in the post-1989 era, looking in particular at the critical discrepancy between economic integration, East-West migration of labour and capital on the one hand, and political and cultural patterns on the other.

Aziliz is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and the University of Cambridge. She has lived and worked in Romania, Poland, Ireland, the former-Yugoslavia, as well as the United States and Israel. Recently, she has published on the consequences of Brexit for Ireland; she currently steers a project on populism for the Dublin-based IIEA while also contributing to the development of the network of Pascal Lamy Chairs of European anthropology.