Anna Herranz-Surrallés is Associate Professor in International Relations at the Department of Political Science of Maastricht University. Her research concentrates on EU external energy policy and global energy governance, with a focus on the relationship between energy, security and democracy. Some of her recent work has focused on the emergence of EU energy diplomacy, the politicization of energy investments and infrastructure, or the changing paradigms and practices of energy cooperation in the EU’s relations with neighbouring countries. Her broader research interests include the practices of legitimation and democratic control of foreign economic and security policies, the international promotion and diffusion of policy ideas, as well as theories and methods of discourse analysis. Her work has appeared in journals such as West European PoliticsJournal of Common Market Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Cooperation & Conflict,  Journal of European Public Policy or Journal of European Integration.

Anna obtained her PhD in International Relations and European Integration from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has been Marie Curie researcher at Maastricht University, Juan de la Cierva researcher at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and has held visiting fellowships at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES), the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), Aberystwyth University, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and the Department of Political Science of Copenhagen University.

A selection of recent publications includes:

  • Herranz-Surrallés, A., Fairbrass, J. and Solorio, I. (2020) “Renegotiating authority in the Energy Union: A Framework for Analysis” Journal of European Integration, 41(7): 1-17 
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2020) “The Energy Charter Treaty: Old and New Dilemmas in Global Energy Governance”, in: M. Knodt and J. Kemmerzell (eds.) Handbook of Energy Governance in Europe, Berlin: Springer.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2019) “Energy Policy and European Union Politics”, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1079.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2018) “Thinking Energy Outside the Frame? Reframing and Misframing Dynamics in Euro-Mediterranean Energy Relations”, Mediterranean Politics, 23(1), pp. 122-141.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2018) “The European Energy Security Strategy: Testing the Limits of Solidarity”, in: S. Economides and J. Sperling (eds.) EU Security Strategies. Extending the EU System of Security Governance, London: Routledge.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2017) “Energy Diplomacy under Scrutiny: Parliamentary Control of Intergovernmental Agreements with Third‐Country Suppliers”, West European Politics, 40(1), pp. 183-201.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2016) “An Emerging EU Energy Diplomacy? Discursive Shifts, Enduring Practices”, Journal of European Public Policy, 23(9), pp. 1386-1405.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2016) "An Upstream Battle: The EU and the Reform of the Energy Charter Treaty", in: E. Barbé, O. Costa and R. Kissack (eds.) The EU in a 'No One's World': Policy responses to an unsettled multilateral system, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 49-66.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2016) “Energy Cooperation: The Leading Light of the Revised European Neighbourhood Policy? Drivers and Limits of the EU’s Functionalist Extension”, in: T. Schumacher and D. Bouris (eds.) The Revised European Neighbourhood Policy – Continuity and Change in EU Foreign Policy, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 241-61.
  • Herranz-Surrallés, A. (2015) “European External Energy Policy: Governance, Diplomacy and Sustainability”, in A.K. Aarstad, E. Drieskens, K.E Jørgensen, K. Laatikainen and B. Tonra (eds.) SAGE Handbook of European Foreign Policy, London: Sage, pp. 911-925.

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