Dorothee Bohle holds a chair in social and political change at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute, Florence. Her research is at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy with a special focus on East Central Europe. She is the author of Capitalist Diversity on Europe’s Periphery (Cornell University Press 2012, together with Béla Greskovits), and of Europe’s New Periphery: Poland’s Transformation and Transnational Integration (in German, Münster 2002). Her publications have also appeared in Comparative Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, West European Politics, Journal of Democracy, European Journal of Sociology, and Review of International Political Economy, among others. Her current work looks at the responses to the Great Recession in East and West European peripheral countries. She is especially interested in how private and public indebtedness has shaped policy and political responses. She has been involved in SASE activities for a number of years. She regularly presents her work in the networks E (Political Economy of Industrial Relations and Welfare States), and N (Finance and Society). She has been an Executive Council member since 2016.