Pamela Pansardi obtained her PhD in political science from the University of Pavia in 2011. She has been Visiting Scholar at NYU and the Australian National University, and Visiting Professor at the University of Bayreuth. Her main research interests lie at the intersection of political theory and political science. Her publications appeared in a number of journals including the Journal of Political Power and Parliamentary Affairs. She is currently Research Fellow for the REScEU project and works towards an investigation of the EU values spheres through the tools of the analysis of political language.