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Magdalena Frennhoff Larsén has taught EU external relations, EU governance and international political economy at the University of Westminster since 2006. Her PhD, which she obtained from the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, analysed EU-South Africa trade negotiations following South Africa's transition to democracy. She did her undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Lund, Sweden, and for her Master of Social Science she studied for one year at the University of Bologna and one year at the University of California, Irvine.

Prior to joining the University of Westminster, Dr Frennhoff Larsén worked as Development Director at the Institute for Citizenship and as Public Affairs Officer at the UK Office of the European Parliament. She has also been a trainee at the European Commission in Brussels.

Her main research interests are EU policy making, EU external relations, trade policy, development policy, and international institutions and negotiations.


Her teaching includes:

  • MA module 'The EU as an International Actor' (7PIRS024W)
  • MA module 'Governance of the European Union' (7PIRS012W)
  • BA module 'Governance in Europe: A comparative and Multilevel Perspective' (5PIRS008W)
  • BA module 'European Security' (1SPIR 611)

She is also supervising student dissertations, both at graduate and undergraduate levels.


Her current research focuses on EU trade and development policies.


For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.