Dr Maria Garcia

University of Bath
United Kingdom


Dr Garcia has been researching and teaching EU integration and EU trade policy for eight years. She specialises on the politics of EU trade agreement negotiations, the inclusion of social clauses in trade agreements, and regulatory exports through trade agreements. She is co-editor of the first Handbook on EU and International Trade (2018, Edward Elgar), and co-convenor of the GIFTA network of scholars working on trade agreements (www.giftaproject.org). She is the lead in a GW4 project studying the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on the trade policy needs of businesses. She has provided expert evidence on trade agreements implementation and negotiation to the European Parliament, Welsh Assembly and UK Parliament. She has experience communicating EU trade policy to non-academic audiences (in the media and public seminars), and has been a trainer on ANUCES EU training for the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and College of Europe training for the Peruvian Diplomatic Academy.

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