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Tereza received her Ph.D. in Politics and European Studies from Boston University in 2012 and other degrees from Charles University Prague.

Before completing her doctorate, she has held various visiting fellowships at SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations in Washington DC, Harvard’s Center for European Studies, University of Birmingham, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Brussels, DGAP Berlin (supported by a DAAD grant), IWM in Vienna and the Max-Planck in Cologne.

Tereza is the author of the monograph How Germany Unified and The EU Enlarged: Negotiating the Accession through Transplantation and Adaptation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and a co-editor of The Politics of Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: TTIP in a Globalized World (Ashgate, 2015).

Her other research has been published in, among others, Journal of Common Market Studies, Studia Diplomatica, German Politics and Society, West European Politics, and Journal for Contemporary European Research as well as numerous policy and media outlets, including The Diplomat, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,Washington Post, EurActiv, EU Observer, The Conversation and by the FEPS, ISPI Milan, LSE IDEAS, Lidové noviny and others. She has also practical experience from working for the European Commission/EEAS, the EU Delegation in Washington, DC and the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU


EU Foreign Policy,

North and South Korea and NE Asia;

EU Institutions, European External Action Service and EU Delegations;

Transatlantic Relations and Trade;

Politics of Central Europe

Although her current work focuses primarily on EU foreign policy in NE Asia and on the Korean peninsula, her broader research interests include EU enlargement, democratization and integration processes (in Europe and elsewhere), transatlantic relations and trade, and the politics of Central and Eastern Europe. 



Boston University Study Abroad Program Summer Semesters 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

  • Course Leader, CAS IR415/GRS IR709 The European Union in the 21st Century: Challenges and

    Prospects (overall student ranking of the course and instructor: 4.32 out of 5 in 2016)

Université Libre de Bruxelles

  • Guest lecture on External Relations of the EU (MA students) Spring terms 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

  • Course Co-Leader (“maître d'enseignement”), Selected Topics in Global Governance (MA students) Fall 2012

College of Europe Bruges

  • Guest Expert in the Compact Seminar “The European External Action Service: Past, Present and Future” for MA students led by EEAS Director Prof Gerhard Sabathil Spring terms 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Teaching Assistant to EEAS Director Prof Gerhard Sabathil, Compact Seminar the EU’s External Relations (MA students) Spring terms 2011 and 2012

Michigan State University

  • Keynote lecture on transatlantic trade/security under the Trump Presidency (summer school) July 2017

  • Guest lecture on TTIP and Transatlantic Relationship (summer program)  July 2015 

  • Guest lecture on the EU’s Foreign-Policy Making and How It Works (summer program) June 2015

University St. Louis Brussels

  • Guest lecture on Theories of European Integration (2nd year undergrad students)  October 2013

University of Luxembourg 

  • Lecturer in the course Europe in World Affairs - Foreign and Security Policy (MA students) September 2013

Colorado College 

  • Guest lecturer for a week in an intensive course on the European Union (1st to 4th year undergrad) Spring 2013


Dec 2018-2020

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Intra-European Fellowship, FU Berlin (160,000EUR) 


Fudan Fellowship – research funding (120,000 RMB/15,000 EUR) for fieldwork at Fudan Univ.


October 2017 – May 2018

Korea Foundation Fellowship for Field Research – research funding (13 mil. KRW/about 10,000 EUR) for fieldwork at Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea 

September 2016-March 2017 

Chatham House-Korea Foundation Next Generation Policy Expert Network Fellowship

(fully paid workshop at Chatham House, September 2016; meetings with South Korean government within a one-week study trip to Seoul, March 2017)

March 2017 

Young Professional Summit Member at the German Marshall Fund Brussels Forum 


FNRS Crédit de recherche – full-time postdoctoral funding at ULB (about 155,000 EUR)

January 2013

ULB Credit Extraordinaire de Recherche (ULB research grant): “EU & the big powers: the role of EU Delegations in US & China”) – for a three-week research trip to China



Ph.D. in Politics and European Studies

Boston University, Boston, USA

Dissertation Title

Negotiating the Accession: Transformation of the State during German 

Unification and the Eastern Enlargement of the EU


M.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude)


B.A. in Political Science and International Relations (summa cum laude),

Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

Previous Position 


European Commission-funded “EUSKOR” Horizon 2020:

  • 2-year project (about 160,000EUR) examining the role of the EU vis-à-vis the DPRK/North Korea and in North East Asia


October 2017- present

Academic Collaborator

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Institute for European Studies, Brussels, Belgium

October 2014 – September 2017

FNRS Post-Doctoral Researcher

  • 3-year project in the amount of about 160,000EUR funded by F.R.S.-FNRS, the Belgian national research foundation at the Department of International Relations - REPI

September 2012 - February 2015

GREEN Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

  • European Commission FP7 Project: The EU External Relations and Multilateral Cooperation

Other Research Projects 

July-December 2018

Fudan Fellow, Fudan University, Center for European Studies/FDDI  

October 2017-May 2018

Korea Foundation Fellow at Seoul National University 

EU Studies Centre, Institute of International Affairs, SNU Seoul South Korea (project on the EU and North/South Korea)

September 2016-present

Chatham House-Korea Foundation Next Generation Policy Expert Network Member (workshop at Chatham House, September 2016; meetings with the South Korean government on a study trip to Seoul, March 2017)

May 2018-present

COST ENTER Network on EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities: Perceptions, Contestation, Communication and Relations (CA17119) Member

March 2017-present

UACES Collaborative Research Network: Differentiated Integration in the European Union after Brexit Member

Current Position 


Fellow at Korea-Europe Center, Free University Berlin

​EUROPEUM Senior Associate Research Fellow

Korea Associate at 9DashLine

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