Dr Gabriela Borz

Senior Lecturer



Personal statement

I joined the School of Government and Public Policy as a Lecturer in September 2013. Previously I was a post-doctoral research fellow in an ESRC project analysing political representation in the European Union at University of Aberdeen. I received my MA and PhD in Political Science from the Central European University.  I was a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Bradford, and held research and visiting fellowships at the University of Birmingham and Northwestern University.

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I currently coordinate and contribute to teaching in the following courses:


  • L2102 - Politics: Concepts
  • L2203 - Politics: Government and Governance
  • L2204 - Comparative Politics


  • L2914 - European Governance
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Research Interests

I specialise in comparative politics, more specifically in the regulation and organisation of political parties, European Union governance, political behaviour and constitutionalism.  My current research project DIGIEFFECT (www.digieffect.eu) investigates the risks associated with digital political campaigning in the European Union. 

Professional Activities

European Elections 6-9 June 2024 International Seminar (University of Calabria, Italy)
Invited speaker
Digital political campaigning
PSA - Political Studies Association 2024
The impact of cohesion policy on EU identity (Interview at Faculty.net)
Masterclass Series: Central Europe, Europe Strategy and Expertise Department (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, UK)
Invited speaker
International Workshop "New Tools for Digital Society" (Philipps University, Germany)
Invited speaker

More professional activities


Digital political campaigning: regulatory effectiveness through the eyes of citizens (Next Generation EU)
Borz, Gabriela (Principal Investigator)
DIGIEFFECT is a Next Generation EU grant (1,4 mil EUR), National Recovery and Resilience Plans. The primary goal of DIGIEFFECT is to assess the regulation of digital campaigning by focusing on citizens’ perceptions and evaluations. More specifically, the project investigates to what degree regulatory instruments adopted by the European Union, national governments and by the on-line corporations contribute to reducing on-line mis/dis/malinformation during electoral campaigns. The project is hosted by Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
01-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2026
The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identification (COHESIFY) H2020 SC6 Europe in a Changing World
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Borz, Gabriela (Co-investigator) Brandenburg, Heinz (Co-investigator) Ferry, Martin (Co-investigator) McMaster, Irene (Co-investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator) van der Zwet, Arno (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2018

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Dr Gabriela Borz
Senior Lecturer

Email: gabriela.borz@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 2920