Dr. Anna-Sophie Maass' academic background is at the intersection of European Studies and International Relations. Her PhD dissertation examined the reasons for the transformation of EU-Russian relations from diplomatic cooperation to confrontation between 1999 and 2008.
Prior to her PhD candidature at La Trobe University in Melbourne she completed a Master degree in European International Politics at the University of Maastricht. In the framework of her Bachelor in European Studies at the University of Maastricht, she spent a semester at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) de Rennes where she completed a certificate in political science studies.
Dr Maass' monograph examining the reasons for the transformation of EU-Russian diplomatic relations between 1999 and 2015 from cooperation to increasing confrontation has been published by Routledge's series on Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe: https://www.routledge.com/authors/i14928-anna-sophie-maass.
Maass, A.-S. (November 2017). EU financial instruments and the European Neighbourhood Policy. Published in Schumacher, T., Marchetti, A. & Demmelhuber, T. (eds). The Routledge Handbook on the European Neighbourhood Policy. London and New York: Routledge.
Maass, A.-S. (2018). The limit of the EU’s normative myth in Georgia and Armenia. In (Neuman, M. ed.). Democracy Promotion and the Normative Power Europe Framework – The European Union in South Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Springer International Publishing.