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Emilia Salminen is a Ph.D candidate in Political Science and a teaching assistant at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She is affilitated with CEVIPOL and IEE. In her research, she focuses on EU legitimisation and LGBTIQ+ rights. She graduated in 2022 with a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences. For her Master’s thesis, she conducted qualitative research on LGBTIQ rights contestation in the European Union. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in European Studies from Maastricht University.


European identity, EU politics and institutions, media and communication, narratives, gender and LGBTIQ+ studies

AXIS: Identités, sociétés, pouvoirs en comparaison. Pour une approche qualitative des systèmes politiques


  • Since October 2023: Teaching Assistand and Ph.D Candidate Université libre de Bruxelles (Cevipol, IEE)
  • February 2023 – October 2023: European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights - Intern
  • The LGBTI Intergroup is the largest of the European Parliament’s 27 Intergroups. The five priorities are freedom of movement of LGBTIQ people, monitoring European Commission, combatting discrimination in the EU, securing transgender and intersex rights and monitoring human rights in the work of the EU.
  • May 2022 – January 2023: Young Educators Pink Talks Co-Host – Volunteer
  • Young Educators is a NGO that seeks to empower young people, promote human rights, equality, social inclusion, and active citizenship.
  • May 2022 – June 2022: Una Europa – Una.Together DEI Project Volunteer
  • Una Europa is an alliance of 11 leading European research universities. Una.Together is an international and interdisciplinary online project to create solutions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across European research universities.
  • June 2020 – July 2020: Helsinki EU Office – Junior Project Officer
  • Helsinki EU Office represents Finland’s most innovative regions, cities, universities, and research institutions in Brussels.
  • November 2019 – March 2020: Upper Comprehensive School in Helsinki – On-Call Substitute Teacher
  • Upper Comprehensive School teaches primary-, middle-, and high school students.
  • March 2018 – September 2018 : The Waterhouse Gallery Event Specialist – Volunteer
  • The Waterhouse Gallery is an interdisciplinary social art festival initiated by Viva con Agua Nederland. Theme of 2018: Panta Rhei, Everything Flows.
  • June 2017 – August 2017: Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) – Intern, Brussels
  • CPMR represents more than 200 million citizens in some 150 member regions across Europe


  • August 2020 – June 2022
  • Master of Social Sciences in Global Politics and Communication – Media and Democracy Track, University of Helsinki, Finland (5/5 Excellent)
  • Thesis Title: LGBT Rights Under Contestation in the European Union: Framing Europeanness as Othering process in Transnational Media
  • August 2015 – June 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts in European Studies, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Major: European Studies & Politics Minor: Philosophy




Mis à jour le 12 octobre 2023