Cecilia Bruzelius

Cecilia’s doctoral research is concerns intra-EU migration and social rights. Specifically, her thesis looks at local governance of EU migrant citizens' social rights. More broadly, her research interests include social protection of migrants, the interplay between social policy and migration, and European social policy. 

Her studies at Oxford were made possible by an ESRC award and a Scatcherd European Scholarship.

Prior to joining the department in Oxford, Cecilia also holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics, and a BSc in Political Science from Uppsala University. She has also worked for the Centre of Business and Policy Studies in Stockholm. 


Bruzelius, C. (forthcoming) “Freedom of Movement, Social Rights and Residence-based Conditionality in the EU”, Journal of European Social Policy.

Shriwise, A and Bruzelius, C. (2017) ‘The European ‘migrant crisis’ and shifting geographies of Official Development Assistance’. Working Paper 17-02, Barnett House Paper in Social Research, University of Oxford.

Bruzelius, Cecilia and Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin (forthcoming) "European citizenship and social rights", Kennett, P. and Lendvai, N ed.,A handbook of European social policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Bruzelius, Cecilia; Reinprecht, Constantin; Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin (2017) "tratified Social Rights Limiting EU Citizenship", JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies early view . doi: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcms.12555/full

Bruzelius, Cecilia; Chase, Elaine; Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin (2016) "Social Rights of EU Migrant Citizens: Britain and Germany", Social Policy and Society  15: 3 403-416. doi: 10.1017/S1474746415000585

  • The case for a European minimum income scheme for jobseekers. Bruzelius, Cecilia and SeeleibKaiser, Martin (2016). Blog post View Online
  • The Social Construction of European Citizenship and Associated Social Rights. Cecilia Bruzelius, Elaine Chase, Cornelia Hueser and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (2014). Barnett Paper in Social Research View Online
  • Semi-Sovereign Welfare States, Social Rights of EU Migrant Citizens and the Need for Strong State Capacities . Bruzelius, Cecilia; Chase, Elaine and Seeleib-Kaiser, Martin (12.02.2014). Social Europe Journal View Online
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