Background and activities

My main research interests are in the field of citizenship and migration studies, and British and European politics more broadly. I am particularly interested in citizens’ attitudes towards and participation in national and European politics and currently serve as the Chair of the Steering Committee for the Standing Group on Citizenship at the European Consortium for Political Research (2017-) (you can find us on @ECPRSGCitizen).

I joined the Democracy and Citizenship in Education (DACED) research group with a new project on models of 'good citizenship' among young people from a comparative perspective and in the light of their attitudes towards migration and social media, using ICCS data and experiments.

I have a permanent position as a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Portsmouth (UK) (currently on research leave) and as part of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Study of Transnational Europe (CESTE2), have led stream 2 on ‘Societal Actors and (trans)national networking in a disintegrating Europe'. In this project I have been researching 'Everyday reflections of citizenship' in the midst of Brexit by Central and Eastern European residents as well as activists working in England. As a follow up of this project, Dr Annabel Tremlett and I have recently started an interdisciplinary collaborative project on Central and Eastern European families' citizenship perceptions, wellbeing and experiences of circular migration in the UK

I am also very interested in the more institutional aspect of contemporary politics in the UK and Europe. I am currently working with Dr Nicholas Allen (RHUL, UK), looking at the changing role and power of British Prime Ministers to appoint ministers and thus set the agenda for their premiership.

I received my PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2015. My thesis explored the effects of free movement on young and educated citizens' perceptions of citizenship, identity and participation, using original focus group evidence from Sweden and the UK. The results of my thesis are presented in my monograph 'The Politics of Mobile Citizenship in Europe' in the Politics of Citizenship and Migration series (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

I maintain a public Twitter account @norasiklodi.

Scientific, academic and artistic work


  • Siklodi, Nora. (2021) Die Faszination (und das Fehlen davon) der europäischen Agenda der dualen Citizenship [The allures (and lack thereof) of Europe’s dual citizenship agenda]. POLIS. vol. 1.



  • Siklodi, Nora. (2019) Brexit: common ground between Leave and Remain activists that could help bridge divided Britain. The Conversation.
  • Siklodi, Nora. (2019) The Brexit crisis: Potential implications for the EU and its citizens. European Union Encyclopedia and Directory.


  • Siklodi, Nora. (2018) Defining contemporary European identity/ies. The European Union and its Eastern Neighbourhood: Europeanisation and its Twenty-First-Century Contradictions.





  • Siklodi, Nora. (2014) Multi-level citizenship: labour migration and the transformation of identity in the EU. European multiplicity.