Prof. Madalena Meyer Resende works on Central and Eastern and Southern European politics. She has published on comparative relations between religion and state, on questions of constitutionalism, Catholicism, nationalism, and political parties. Her most recent work has focused on questions of the relation between Catholicism and nationalism, and democracy in these two regions. She teaches at NOVA University of Lisbon and has held fellowships at Viadrina Europa Universät, Frankfurt-Oder and at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. She is vice-president of the Portuguese Political Science Association and was Co-Chair of the LOC of the IPSA World Congress in Lisbon.