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Elena Baracani

Associate Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/04 Political Science

Curriculum vitae

Elena Baracani is Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Bologna, Department of Political and Social Sciences. She teaches the courses on 'Europe in World Politics' and 'EU Institutions' and is responsible for the workshop on EU foreign policy in the framework of the MA in International Relations (curriculum European Affairs). And she is Deputy Director of the Master Program in International Relations. Since 2011 she is Visiting Professor in the Stanford Program in Florence, where she teaches a course on 'European Union Politics'. Her research interests focus on EU foreign policy and its external relations. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florence in 2006, and in 2008 won a European Union Institute for Security Studies Visiting Fellowship and a post-doc research grant at the 'European Foreign and Security Policy Studies' Program funded by the Compagnia di San Paolo, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, and the VolkswagenStiftung. She was Deputy Director of the Italian Research Centre on European Studies at the University of Florence (2006-08) and Scientific Secretary of the PhD Program in Political Science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (Scuola Normale Superiore) in Florence (2011-14). She has taught BA, MA, and PhD courses in Political Science at both Italian Universities (University of Florence, University for Foreigners of Perugia, Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane and LUISS) and American Universities (Rutgers University, Kent State University, and California State University). 

 

Academic degrees:

- 2019: Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Bologna

- 2017: national scientific qualification as Associate Professor in Political Science

- 2013-19: Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Bologna

- 2008-10: post-doctoral fellowship at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (currently Scuola Normale Superiore) in the framework of the ‘European Foreign and Security Policy Studies' programme funded by the Compagnia di San Paolo, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the VolkswagenStiftung

- 2008: winner of a post-doc research grant in the framework of the ‘European Foreign and Security Policy Studies' programme funded by the Compagnia di San Paolo, the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the VolkswagenStiftung

- 2008: winner of a European Union Institute for Security Studies Visiting Fellowship

- 2006: PhD in Political Science, University of Florence (Italy). Title of the dissertation: ‘The European Union and Democracy Promotion. The Cases of Turkey and Serbia', supervisor: Professor Leonardo Morlino

- 2001: MA, University of Florence, Faculty of Political Sciences. Degree in Political Sciences - International Political Studies - cum laude. Thesis in International Organization. Title of the dissertation: ‘The United Nations and Democracy Promotion', supervisor: Professor Marina Spinedi

 

Career:

 - 2019: Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Bologna

- 2013-19: Assistant Professor in Political Science at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Bologna

- 2012: Visiting Assistant Professor at the Breyer Center for Overseas Studies of the Stanford University

- 2011-14: Scientific Secretary of the PhD Program in Political Science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (Scuola Normale Superiore) in Florence

- 2010-13: Teaching assistant at LUISS

- March 2010-February 2011: Research Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Florence

- 2009-2011: Adjunct Professor at the University of Florence

- 2008-14: Tutor of the PhD Program in Political Science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (Scuola Normale Superiore) in Florence

- 2008-13: Adjunct Professor at Kent State University in Florence

- 2008-13: Adjunct Professor at California State University in Florence

- 2008-10: Post-doctoral fellow at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane

- 2006-09: Adjunct Professor at the University for Foreigners of Perugia

- 2006-11: Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University in Florence

- 2006-07: Research Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Florence

- 2003-05: PhD Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Florence

 

Other activities: 

Member of the Scientific Committee of Centro studi, formazione, comunicazione e progettazione sull'Unione europea e la global governance (CesUe); member of the University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES)