Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

Dr Sarah Wolff has extensive research, training and consultancy experience in EU public policies, Justice and Home Affairs (JHA), migration and border management policies, as well as EU-Arab Mediterranean relations. Her latest monograph The Mediterranean Dimension of the European Union’s Internal Security (Palgrave, 2012) builds upon fieldwork in Europe, Morocco, Egypt and Jordan. She also received the LISBOAN Research Award 2012 for her book ‘Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm’ (Asser, 2012; co-editors F. Goudappel and J. de Zwaan). Her current research focuses on EU engagement with Islamist political parties in North Africa.

Dr. Wolff’s experience gained in various institutions facilitates her desire for constant dialogue between academia and practitioners, as well as for active public engagement. In addition to her position at SPIR, Sarah is Senior Research Associate Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for International Relations and regularly contributes in various media (Le Monde, Today Zaman, Al-Jazeera, Skynews, etc), blogs at http://sarahwolffeu.wordpress.com/, and tweets @drsarahwolff.

Dr. Wolff was acting director of the MSc in European Public Policy at UCL in 2011-2012. Before then, she worked in DG EuropeAid (European Commission) and as a parliamentary assistant in the European Parliament.

Dr Wolff has published in several international peer-reviewed books and journals and is Review Editor and member of the Editorial Board of Mediterranean Politics. Dr. Wolff holds a PhD in International Relations (LSE, 2009), an Msc in European Politics and Governance (LSE, 2004) and a BA in Public Administration (Science Po Grenoble, 1999).

Experience

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    Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London