Thomas Jacobs

Dr. Thomas Jacobs a été engagé en tant que chargé de recherche (F.R.S-FNRS) au sein d’Engage (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles). Auparavant, il était chercheur postdoctoral au Ghent Institute for International and European Studies (Ghent University) et doctorant au Centre for EU Studies (Ghent University) et au Centre for Ideology and Discourse Analysis (University of Essex). Sa thèse de doctorat, “Winning Hegemony. A discourse-theoretical perspective on political strategy and the trade politics of the European Parliament” a gagné le Prix Els Witte pour la meilleure thèse de doctorat en sciences politiques en Belgique et aux Pays-Bas en 2021. Sa recherche a été publié en Contemporary Political Theory, Critical Discourse Studies, Critical Review, Rethinking Marxism, et International Journal for Social Research Methodology, entre autres. Thomas est principalement intéressé par la dimension discursive de la politique. Il travaille particulièrement sur la théorie d’hégémonie, le poststructuralisme, le Essex School of Discourse Analysis, la stratégie politique, la communication politique, et l’œuvre d’Ernesto Laclau et Chantal Mouffe. Au niveau empirique, ses recherches se concentrent sur l’économie politique de l’UE, ses politiques externes économiques et les dynamiques politiques du Parlement Européen.

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Dr. Thomas Jacobs is post doctoral fellow of F.R.S-FNRS at Engage (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles). He was formerly a postdoctoral researcher at the Ghent Institute for International and European Studies (Ghent University); and a PhD student at Centre for EU Studies (Ghent University) and the Centre for Ideology and Discourse Analysis (University of Essex). His doctoral dissertation, entitled ‘Winning Hegemony. A discourse-theoretical perspective on political strategy and the trade politics of the European Parliament’ won the Els Witte Award for best doctoral dissertation in Belgium and the Netherlands in 2021. His research has been published in Contemporary Political Theory, Critical Discourse Studies, Critical Review, Rethinking Marxism, and the International Journal for Social Research Methodology, among others. Thomas is mainly interested in the discursive dimension of politics. He particularly works on hegemony theory, poststructuralism, the Essex School of Discourse Analysis, political strategy, political communication, and the oeuvre of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. On an empirical level, his work focuses on the EU’s political economy, its external economic policies, and the political dynamics of the European Parliament.

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