Raylene Abdilla joined the University as a Teaching Associate at the International School for Foundation Studies in 2019. She is responsible for delivering study-units in the Humanities Stream on the humanities and social science, psychology and communication theory.
Raylene graduated with a Master of Arts in European Politics, Economics and Law in 2015, with a dissertation titled "The European Political Landscape: A Cosmopolitan Approach". Prior to that she obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Banking & Finance (Hons.) in 2011.
She is currently pursuing PhD studies at the Institute for European Studies of the University of Malta. Her research interests include discourse theory and populism in the European Union, drawing on the works of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe. She has published articles on the EU and guest edited a journal issue on the notion of utopia.