Short CV/Education and training

    Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), SAIS Europe at Bologna, Johns Hopkins University

  • 2011
    - 2017 Director research project "BORDERLANDS: Boundaries, Governance, and Power in the European Union’s Relations with North Africa and the Middle East," funded by the European Research Council (ERC)

  • 2007 – 2011
    Research Fellow at St Antony’s College, Middle East Centre, University of Oxford

  • 2005 – 2007
    Marie Curie Fellow

  • 2004 – 2005
    Jean Monnet Fellow at the EUI’s Schuman Centre

  • 2003
    PhD in International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • 1998 – 2000
    Project manager for the Friedrich Nauman Foundation in East Jerusalem

Selected publications

  • Del Sarto, Raffaella A. (2017): Israel under Siege: The Politics of Insecurity and the Rise of the Israeli Neo-Revisionist Right. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

  • Del Sarto, Raffaella A. (2017): ‘Contentious Borders in the Middle East and North Africa: Context and Concepts’, International Affairs 93(4): 787-797 (available here).

  • Del Sarto, Raffaella A., Louise Fawcett and Asli S. Okyay (2017, eds.): ‘Contentious Borders: The Middle East and North Africa post-2011’, special issue of International Affairs (93/4).

  • 2016. ‘Normative Empire Europe: The European Union, Its Borderlands, and the “Arab Spring”’, Journal of Common Market Studies 54(2): 215-232.

  • 2015. (ed.) Fragmented Borders, Interdependence and External Relations: The Israel-Palestine-European Union Triangle, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • 2015. ‘Uncertainties at the European Union's Southern Borders: Actors, Policies and Legal Frameworks’, European Security 24 (3): 369-380 (with Chiara Steindler).

  • 2014. 'Defining Borders and People in the Borderlands: EU Policies, Israeli Prerogatives and the Palestinians’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 52(2): 200-216.

  • 2011. ‘From Brussels with Love: Leverage, Benchmarking, and the Action Plans with Jordan and Tunisia in the EU’s Democratization Policy’, Democratization 18(4): 932-955 (with Tobias Schumacher).

  • 2011. ‘Plus ça change…? Israel, the EU and the Union for the Mediterranean’, Mediterranean Politics 16(1): 117-153.

  • 2009. ‘Back to Square One? The Netanyahu Government and the Prospects for Middle East Peace’, Mediterranean Politics 14(3): 421-428.

  • 2008. ‘Italy’s Politics without Policy: Balancing Atlanticism and Europeanism in the Middle East’, Modern Italy 13(2): 135-153 (with Nathalie Tocci).

  • 2007. ‘Wording and Meaning(s): EU-Israeli Political Cooperation according to the ENP Action Plan’, Mediterranean Politics 12(1): 59-74.

  • 2006. Contested State Identities and Regional Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • 2006. (ed.) The Convergence of Civilizations: Constructing a Mediterranean Region, Toronto: University of Toronto Press (with Emanuel Adler, Federica Bicchi, and Beverly Crawford).

  • 2006. ‘Security and Democracy: A Reprise’, European Security 15(4): 507-518.

  • 2005. ‘Setting the (Cultural) Agenda: Concepts, Communities, and Representation in Euro-Mediterranean Relations’, in Mediterranean Politics 10(3): 313-330.

  • 2005. ‘From EMP to ENP: What’s at Stake with the European Neighbourhood Policy towards the Southern Mediterranean?’, European Foreign Affairs Review 10(1): 17-38 (with Tobias Schumacher).

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Consortium member of the MENARA research project (“Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture”), funded under Horizon 2020

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Advisory Council of MedReset, a 3-year research project on the Middle East and North Africa and European policies towards the region, funded by the EU under its Horizon 2020 programme,

  • Member of the Editorial Board of The International Spectator

  • Member of the International Advisory Board of Mediterranean Politics


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