Decentring EU Foreign Policy

Dr Sarah Wolff is the Director of the Centre for European Research and Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. Since 2019, she is Principal Investigator for the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence NEXTEUK project on the future of EU-UK Relations. Senior Research Associate at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations (Clingendael), her research interests include EU politics and public policy, non-majoritarian agencies, Justice and Home Affairs policy (migration and border management policies), as well as EU external relations and EU development aid. She is an expert on EU-Islam relations, Euro-Mediterranean relations and is since 2017 Editor of Mediterranean Politics. She is, since 2019, together with F. Volpi co-convener of the ECPR Mediterranean Politics and Society Research Network. She is also a member of the advisory body to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Tunisia at the UK Parliament.
Dr Wolff’s 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). Her newest book, Secular Power Europe and Islam Identity and Foreign Policy (Michigan University Press, 2021), explores the themes of decentering European foreign policy and ontological security theory. She was awarded a Leverhulme research grant and was a Fulbright-Schuman at the Transatlantic Academy in Washington in 2014/2015.
Before joining academia, Dr Wolff worked at the European Commission and the European Parliament.