Hello there! Welcome to my site. My name is Lewis Miller. I am currently a PhD Researcher at the European University Institute in Florence studying politics where in my spare time I edit the Strix.com. I'm afraid that due to my writing for the Strix, I have little use for the blog now, but I keep this site open as a profile and to keep my older writings for reference, even if they are a little dated.
My research surrounds European Integration and a specific process called 'communitarisation' which occurs in areas of policy that are linked to state sovereignty such as; foreign policy, justice policy, defence policy and economic policy. More broadly I am interested in the politics of the Eurozone, European Foreign Policy, Scottish Politics, and British Politics.
I am a graduate of Strathclyde University with a BA (Hons) in Politics and of the University of Glasgow, where I graduated with an MSc in European Politics with distinction. At Glasgow University I was awarded the Altiero Spinelli Award for the top mark in that year's European Politics programme. I have also received a Master of Research degree from the European University Institute.
I grew up across Scotland, moving gradually from west to east. In my younger university days I was active in Labour politics, although am significantly less so these days. In those days I chaired Scottish Labour Students and Strathclyde University Labour Students. During this time I campaigned in the 2010 General Election, 2011 Scottish Parliament Election, and 2012 Council Elections. I have worked for both the Scottish and European Parliaments as a researcher. Since moving to Italy I mainly spend my time writing and researching issues of European Integration, the EU referendum and British politics. During the UK referendum on EU membership I managed the online 'Stay in EU' campaign. Today I spend most of my spare time editing and writing for the Strix, co-hosting the Prince's Podcast, a podcast on Machiavelli's book 'The Prince,' and reading other various historic 'Mirrors for Princes.'
If you would like to contact me, you can email me at email@example.com.