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Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Aberdeen

An expert in the Middle East and North Africa and in EU foreign policy, Andrea is Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and currently holds a Visiting Professorship at the University of Ghent. Andrea has published extensively on Egypt, the Arab Uprisings, and Western governments' responses. Andrea is also fellow of the Centre for Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) and Senior Fellow of the Brussels-based think tank The European Centre for International Affairs (ECIA). He is director of the EU-funded Arab Transformations Project (

Andrea has also appeared on various national and international print media and tv, including the BBC, France24, CBC (Canada), SBS (Australia), Al-Jazeera English, Deutsche Welle, Newsweek, OpenDemocracy, Greece's To Vima, Italy's RAI, Repubblica, Il Fatto, L’Unità, Il Manifesto, and VICE News Italy.


  • 2014–present
    Senior lecturer, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen
  • 2016–2017
    Visiting Fellow, University of Amsterdam
  • 2007–2014
    Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen


  • 2004 
    University of St Andrews, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Arab Transformations Porject
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    European Commission

Research Areas

  • Political Science (1606)
  • Middle Eastern And African History (210310)
  • International Relations (160607)
  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy (160609)