Mathieu holds Master’s degrees in political science and in European studies from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (France) and from the College of Europe (Belgium/Poland) as well as a doctoral degree in international relations and political economy from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). His research interests include global environmental governance, social movement theory, critical theory and the study of democratisation processes. His work has been published in New Media and Society, Euxeinos, the European Foreign Affairs Review, Global Dialogues, Multitudes, the Journal of Contemporary European Research, WeltTrends and Science and Society (forthcoming). He is also the author of Widerstand (Westfälisches Dampfboot, 2014), a book in German language on contemporary anti-capitalist thought in France. Next to his academic activities, Mathieu co-founded the Chios Institute of Mediterranean Affairs, an NGO dedicated to fostering cultural and academic exchanges between Mediterranean countries, which he also directed from 2008 to 2011. Since 2011, he has been involved in a number of teaching and training projects in Tunisia. A French national, Mathieu lives in Dortmund with his wife and his son.