Postdoctoral Research Fellow, European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, European Interdisciplinary Studies Department (Natolin (Warsaw) campus)

I joined the College of Europe in 2018 as a post-doctoral fellow at the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair. I hold a PhD in Middle East Politics, University of Exeter, MSc in International Relations, University of Bristol, MSc in Political Science, Uppsala University and MSc in Urban and Built Environment, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Sweden). 

My research cuts across fields of international politics and foreign policy, with the Middle East and EU as areas of study. I have also a special interest in Israel-Palestine studies, discourse analysis, settler-colonialism and practice and critical theories. My ongoing research combines conceptual and empirical research in international politics and uses a methodology that maximises the explanatory advantage of mixing critical theory with the practice turn. 

At Natolin, I teach a compact seminar on the ‘EU, Neighbourhoods and the Politics of Recognition’ in the second semester.


Badarin, E. and Schumacher, T. 2020. "The EU, Resilience and the Southern Neighbourhood After the Arab Uprisings." In: Cusumano E., Hofmaier S. (eds) Projecting Resilience Across the Mediterranean. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 63-86. PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTER

Badarin, E. 2019. “Nothing can destroy the dream of Palestinian liberation.” Middle East Eye, 17 July. OPINION

Badarin, E. and Wildeman, J. 2019. “The ‘Deal of the Century’ condemns Palestinians to endless Apartheid.” TRT World, 13 May. OPINION 

Badarin, E. and Wildeman, J. 2019. “Rethinking the nature of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.” Middle East Eye, 11 April. OPINION

Badarin, E. 2019. “EU foreign policy normalises totalitarianism in the Middle East.” Middle East Eye, 19 March.  OPINION

Badarin, E. 2019. "States Recognition in Foreign Policy: The Case of Sweden’s Recognition of Palestine." Foreign Policy Analysis: 1–20. DOI: 10.1093/fpa/ory019. PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE 

Badarin, E. and Wildeman, J. 2018. "How the EU's principled pragmatism sows strife in the Middle East." Al Jazeera, 26 October. OPINION

Badarin, E. 2017. “Palestine: A Protracted Peacebuilding Process.” Conflict and Society: Advances in Research3: 227–245. PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE 

Badarin, E. 2017. “From Social to Political Sectarianism in the Middle East World.” In: The Sectarian Question the Production of Minorities in the Arab World. Doha: Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies: Chapter 3 (Arabic). PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTER

Badarin, E. 2017. “The British Mandate of Palestine: from Colonisation to Settler-Colonialism.” In: Britain’s Legacy in Palestine.Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTER

Badarin, E. 2016. The Palestinian Political Discourse: between Exile and Occupation. London: Routledge. ISBN-10: 1138101680. BOOK

Badarin, E. 2015. “Settler-colonialist Management of Entrances to the Native Urban Space in Palestine.” Settler Colonial Studies 5(3): 226–235. PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE

Badarin, E. 2015. “Revolutionary Instability: An Opportunity to Construct a Pluralist Political Horizon.” Umran: Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, 11(3): 119–137. (Arabic). PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLE

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+48 22 54 59 751
emile.badarin [at] coleurope.eu
ul. Nowoursynowska 84, PL-02-797 Warszawa
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