Cecilia Emma Sottilotta (IT) is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University for Foreigners of Perugia. Previously, she was Assistant Professor and Director of the Peace Studies MA Program at the American University of Rome (AUR). She is a frequent media commentator on Italian and international affairs. Her research interests span themes such as political risk analysis, including security issues, state-MNEs relations, European and Latin American politics. Between 2015 and 2019 she coordinated the Southern Europe research team in the framework of Horizon 2020 project “The choice for Europe since Maastricht: Member States’ preferences for economic and fiscal integration” (EMU Choices).

Cecilia Emma Sottilotta is the author of Political Risk: Concepts, Theories, Challenges (Routledge, 2016) and Il rischio politico: Istruzioni per governare l’incertezza (LUISS University Press, 2019); she co-edited a volume entitled The Politics of the Eurozone Crisis in Southern Europe: A Comparative Reappraisal (Palgrave, 2019) and she is also one of the co-authors of Equality, Freedom and Democracy: Europe after the Great Recession (Oxford University Press, 2020). Her research appeared in multiple edited volumes as well as international peer-reviewed journals. She holds a PhD in Political Theory from LUISS Guido Carli University. She has been Visiting Research Fellow at the Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies (2016), Visiting Professor at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia (2017), DAAD Visiting Research Fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies – GIGA Hamburg (2019), Visiting Researcher at the Jacques Delors Centre of the Hertie School, Berlin (2021).

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