The Bologna Insitute for Policy Research | Scholar Profile | Raffaella A. Del Sarto

Raffaella A. Del Sarto
Associate Professor of Middle East Studies


Geographic Areas
Middle East
Northern Africa

Arab-israeli Relations
European Union Foreign Policy
International Relations


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Background and Education
Part-time Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute; Director of the BORDERLANDS research project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and hosted at the European University Institute; Pears Fellow in Israel and Mediterranean Studies at the Middle East Centre of St. Antony's College, University of Oxford; Marie Curie Fellow and Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute; PhD, international relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Israel under Siege: The Politics of Insecurity and the Rise of the Israeli Neo-Revisionist Right, Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press (2017); "Contentious Borders in the Middle East and North Africa: Context and Concepts," in International Affairs 93(4), special issue on "Contentious Borders: The Middle East and North Africa post-2011," edited by Raffaella A. Del Sarto, L. Fawcett and A. S. Okyay (July 2017); "Normative Empire Europe: The European Union, its Borderlands, and the 'Arab Spring,'" in Journal of Common Market Studies (2016); Fragmented Borders, Interdependence and External Relations: The Israel-Palestine-European Union Triangle (ed.) (2015); "Defining Borders and People in the Borderlands: EU Policies, Israeli Prerogatives and the Palestinians," in Journal of Common Market Studies (2014); "From Brussels with Love: Leverage, Benchmarking, and the Action Plans with Jordan and Tunisia in the EU's Democratization Policy," in Democratization, co-author (2011); "Borderlands: The Middle East and North Africa as the EU’s Southern Buffer Zone," in Mediterranean Frontiers: Borders, Conflicts and Memory in a Transnational World (2010); "Wording and Meaning(s): EU-Israeli Political Cooperation according to the ENP Action Plan," in Mediterranean Politics (2007); Contested State Identities and Regional Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area (Palgrave, 2006). For a recent curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, see personal webpage

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