Dirk De Bièvre is Associate Professor of international politics and international political economy at the University of Antwerp (Flanders, Belgium). He studied in Leuven, Louvain-la-Neuve, and Konstanz, and obtained his PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute in San Domenico di Fiesole in 2002. He is the author of numerous articles on European trade policy, the World Trade Organization, and interest group politics. Before joining the Antwerp Faculty in 2006, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, and an EU and Volkswagen Foundation research fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). He occasionally taught at the universities of Brussels, Mannheim, Dresden, Leuven, and was a visiting fellow at the Department of Government of the London School of Economics and Political Science during the academic year 2014/15.