Petya Alexandrova is a Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford (UK). In 2015 and 2016 she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Political Science, Leibniz University Hannover (DE) and a Visiting Lecturer at Jacobs University Bremen (DE). Petya does research on policy agendas in the European Union (EU). Her scientific interests are within the areas of European and comparative politics, the dynamic relationship between different levels of governance (especially within the EU), agenda setting, political institutions, and policy analysis.
Petya is the Coordinator of the EU Policy Agendas Project. She is also a Fellow at the Montesquieu Institute in The Hague (NL).
In 2015 Petya undertook a project for the European Parliamentary Research Service, which resulted in an analysis of issue attention in the European Council during the van Rompuy Presidency and a public discussion on the topic in Brussels.
In September 2014, she defended her PhD at the University of Leiden with dissertation entitled Agenda Setting in the European Council. Between May 2010 and October 2014, she worked at the Montesquieu Institute and Leiden University, Campus The Hague. Earlier Petya completed a BA programme in International Politics and History at Jacobs University Bremen (DE) and received her MA degree (with distinction) in Contemporary European Studies [Euromasters] from the European American University Consortium, after studying at the University of Bath (UK), Charles University Prague (CZ) and Humboldt University Berlin (DE). Petya also followed the PhD training programme of the Netherlands Institute of Government between 2010 and 2014 and acquired additional skills in quantitative research methods at the University of Limerick (IE) in 2012.