Gabriel Weibl is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences (The Institute of European Studies and International Relations) at Comenius University in Bratislava. He lectures on the EU and Social Media and on the History of Political Thought.
Gabriel's research interests lie in the idea of cosmopolitanism, intercultural communication, international student mobility, knowledge transfer and employability, the internationalization of higher education, political communication through social media and queer geography.
Recently he led Twitter research for the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (European Commission) in the Analysis of the Perception of the EU and the EU's Policies Abroad project. Gabriel was invited to write one of the 5th ASEM Rectors' Conference position papers and his research has been published by the Journal of International Mobility and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies.
Gabriel was born and raised in Slovakia and has lived in New Zealand, England and the Czech Republic. He studied at the National Centre for Research on Europe (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand). As a visiting scholar he attended the Charles University, Oxford, the University of Primorska, the University of Valencia and the London Metropolitan University. He speaks fluent Slovak and Czech, English, Hungarian and has some basic German.