Nora Schröder is a PhD candidate currently working at the department of peace and conflict studies at the University of Augsburg. In May 2015, she completed her Master studies on “Cultural foundations of Europe” at the University of Konstanz, and holds a Bachelor degree in Cultural Studies and Political Science from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. In 2013, she was a visiting research scholar at the University of Berkeley, California. Her research interests include the construction of political identity on a supranational level, especially through European political participation and active European citizenship. In her dissertation, she studies the protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US from a cultural studies perspective, asking: What does the Anti-TTIP-protest tell us about the political self-understanding of European citizens?