Laure Neumayer is Professor of Political Science at University de Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, France. Her current work lies at the crossroads of the sociology of European construction and memory studies, with a specialisation on Central Europe. She focuses on the construction of a historical memory of communism on a European scale, the political uses of the past in Central Europe and the reconfigurations of anticommunism after the Cold War. Recent publications on these themes include a monograph, The Criminalisation of Communism in the European Political Space after the Cold War (Routledge, 2019) and two collective publications: Condamner le passé ? Mémoires des passés autoritaires en Europe et en Amérique latine au XXème siècle (Presses Universitaires de Nanterre, 2019, Open Access) and “Transnational activism and the globalization of anti-communism after 1989” (Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest, n°2-3, 2020). Laure Neumayer was a member of the French Centre for Social Science Research in Prague (1997-2002), a Junior Fellow at the Collegium Budapest-Institute for Advanced Studies (Spring 2002), a Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2013-2018) and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York (Spring 2018).