European University Institute State of the Union
Speakers -  State of the Union


Laura Lee Downs

Laura Lee Downs holds the Chair in Gender History at the EUI and is directrice d’études at the Centre de Recherches Historiques, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Her current research explores the shifting relationships between the social and the political in twentieth-century Europe via the comparative study of civil society mobilizations around social welfare in France, Italy and Great Britain from about 1870-1970.