Assistant Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science

Sara Hagemann is Assistant Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science, where she joined the European Institute in September 2009. In her work, Sara draws on a mix of academic and policy experience as she has held research and policy positions in Brussels, Copenhagen and London.

Sara has published extensively on European affairs, in particular on transparency and accountability in political systems, EU policy-making processes, EU treaty matters, the role of national parliaments, and the consequences of EU enlargements.

Sara is a frequent commentator on EU affairs in both international and national media. She is the Co-Founder and General Editor of the LSE’s popular European Politics blog EUROPP.

Before joining LSE, Sara worked as a Policy Analyst at the Brussels-based European Policy Centre (EPC), where she was responsible for its Political Europe programme. She has also held posts at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), and in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sara is the Co-Founder and former Managing Director of ( an online initiative that monitors EU decision-makers’ voting records. She is currently the Treasurer and Vice-Chair of the organisation.

Sara has been awarded an ESRC Impact Accelerator Grant through the LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs, due to commence in September 2016 until July 2018.


  • 2009–present
    Assistant Professor, European Institute , London School of Economics and Political Science