Sarah Wolff (FR) is Professor in International Studies and Global Politics at Leiden University. She previously was Professor in European Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), where she also led the Centre for European Research (2017-2023) and was the Director of the QMUL MA in International Relations in Paris (2021-2023). Her research concentrates on Decentring EU foreign policy, Covid-19 and coordinative Europeanisation, EU-UK foreign and security cooperation, EU migration and asylum policies, EU-Middle East and North Africa, EU-Islam as well as the EU’s policies on gender and religion abroad. Before joining academia, she worked at the European Commission and the European Parliament.

Sarah Wolff is on the steering committee of UACES and of ECPR SGEU and a Senior Research Associate at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael). In 2019-2022 she was principal investigator for the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence NEXTEUK on the future of EU-UK relations. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Mediterranean Politics. Since 2019 she is co-convener of the ECPR Mediterranean Politics and Society Research Network. Her monograph The Mediterranean Dimension of the European Union’s Internal Security (Palgrave, 2012) was one of the first comprehensive studies exploring the externalisation of EU Justice and Home Affairs policy to North Africa and the Middle East. She received the LISBOAN Research Award 2012 for her book Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm (Asser, 2012; co-edited). The research for her book Secular Power Europe and Islam: Identity and Foreign Policy (Michigan University Press, 2021) was conducted thanks to a Fulbright-Schuman and a Leverhulme research grant and received the 2023 Best Book Award from the European Union Studies Association.

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