Roberta Guerrina is Professor in Politics and Director of the Gender Research Centre at the University of Bristol, and visiting professor at the College of Europe. She is a specialist in the politics of gender, with a particular interest in EU politics and social policy, citizenship and gender equality. She has published in the area of women’s human rights, work-life balance, and the EU’s implementation of the WPS agenda. She is particularly interested in exploring the idea of Feminist Power Europe in the context of the EU’s external action. She is author of Mothering the Union (Manchester University Press, 2005) and Europe: History, Ideas and Ideologies (Arnold, 2002). She was work-package coordinator on the European Commission FP7 Funded Project exploring Processes Influencing Democratic Ownership and Participation, looking at policy instruments aimed at increasing the political participation of traditionally marginal groups. Her research has been funded by the EU, the Economic and Social Research Council and DSTL. Finally, she is joint editor of the Journal Common Market Studies Annual Review.