Anwen Elias joined the Department in February 2005. Her research and teaching encompasses European politics, comparative regionalism, nationalism, and political parties and party systems. Anwen was awarded an ESRC Post-doctoral fellowship in 2007-08, and she is currently the holder of a three-year New Career Development Fellowship, awarded by the Nuffield Foundation. She was also awarded the Aberystwyth University Teaching Excellence Award in 2009. From April 2009, she has been the Department’s Director of Welsh-medium Provision.