Vivien A. Schmidt is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration in the Pardee School at Boston University and Honorary Professor at LUISS University. Her latest book Europe’s Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone (Oxford 2020), received the Best Book Award (2021) of the Ideas, Knowledge and Politics section of the American Political Science Association. An earlier book, Democracy in Europe (Oxford 2006; La Découverte 2010 Fr. trans.) was named in 2015 by the European Parliament as one of the ‘100 Books on Europe to Remember.’ She was recently named a Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor, received the European Union Studies Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and was granted a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for her current project on the ‘rhetoric of discontent,’ a transatlantic investigation of populism.