Niels Gheyle

Niels GheyleNiels Gheyle is an FNRS postdoctoral researcher at UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve) and affiliated researcher at Ghent University. He completed his PhD in 2019 with a dissertation on the origins, dynamics, and consequences of the politicization of EU trade policy - and TTIP in particular. His main research interests revolve around the contestation and (de)politicization of EU and global governance, political communication, the Europeanization of public spheres, and the way political parties deal with Europe.






Research interests

(de)politicization; European integration; EU trade policy; contestation; political communication; public spheres; political parties


  • Theory of European integration
  • EU trade policy
  • Lobbying in the EU


Contact details

Work address: Korte Meer 1, 9000 Ghent
Mail address: Universiteitstraat 8, 9000 Ghent
Telephone: +32 9 264 67 53