Sebastian joined the College as an academic assistant in August 2019. Before coming to Natolin, he completed his PhD in politics and international studies at the University of Cambridge (UK) where he was awarded a UK research council (ESRC) studentship. In his research Sebastian looks at norm advocacy and processes of informal governance between EU institutions and member states in the European Union’s external relations and international development cooperation. Sebastian also holds a MSc from the University of Glasgow (UK) and a BA in European Studies from the University of Osnabrück (Germany).

His publications to date include articles in the Journal of Common Market Studies and the Journal of European Integration as well as several blog posts in different blogs. Currently, Sebastian is writing a book provisionally entitled ‘Transnational Networks and the EU’s International Cooperation: In Pursuit of Effectiveness’ to be published with Routledge.


Steingass, S. (2019) ‘Too Effective for Europe? The UK, Norm Advocacy and the Case of EU International Cooperation’, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 23 August, DOI: 10.1111/jcms.12927.

Krüger, L.-T. and Steingass, S. (2018) ‘Policy entrepreneurs in Brussels, tied hands at home? EU member states between joint policy-making and domestic implementation in development co-operation’, Journal of European Integration, 26 August, DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2018.1513497.

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sebastian.steingass [at]
ul. Nowoursynowska 84, PL-02-797 Warszawa
Rectorate, room 203a