Since 2011, Romain Pasquier has been a CNRS Research Professor (Directeur de recherche) at the “Centre de recherche sur l’action politique en Europe”, Institute of Political Studies, University of Rennes. Specialist of regional governance and decentralisation in Europe, he obtained in 2010 his “Habilitation à diriger des recherches” at the Centre d’études européennes in Sciences-Po Paris. In 2000-01 he was Jean Monnet Fellow, Robert Schumann Centre, European University Institute of Florence. He obtained his PhD in 2000 from the University of Rennes. In 2012, Pasquier has been an expert for the DG Regio of the European Commission. He supervised an evaluation of the implication of sub-state authorities in processes of continental or sub-continental integration.
From 2008 to 2010, he was a guest researcher and professor in several universities (Exeter, Aberystwyth, Montréal, Sevilla). He is chief scientific advisor of the Institute of territorial Governance and Decentralization (Paris) and teaches at Sciences-Po Rennes. He obtained funding from the European Science Foundation for his part in the 2008-10 Citizenship after Nation State programme. In 2005, he was recipient of the Brittany Region’s Prize ‘Young researcher’ in Social Sciences. In 2011, he obtained the CNRS “Prime d’excellence scientifique”. This last decade he has published and edited ten books and more than fifty articles and chapters in his fields of research.