Professor Leila Simona Talani
Professor of International Political Economy
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 7382
Address Department of European & International Studies
King's College London
Room 4.11 Virginia Woolf Building
London WC2B 6NR
Research interests and PhD supervision
Leila Simona Talani was appointed as Jean Monnet Chair of European Political Economy in the department of European and International Studies at King’s College London in 2012.
She was previously at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and in the department of European studies of the University of Bath since the year 2001. From November 2000 until September 2001 she held the position of Associate Expert for the United Nations Regional Office for Drug control and Crime Prevention based in Cairo working on illegal migration from the Middle East and Northern Africa to EU countries. In the academic year 1999-2000 she taught "The political Economy of European Integration" at the European Institute of the London School of Economics where she had previously held a research and teaching fellowship for the academic year 1998-1999.
Leila Simona Talani got her PhD with distinction at the European University Institute of Florence in 1998.
She is the author of: The Arab Spring in the Global Political Economy (Palgrave, Forthcoming), Dirty Cities: towards a political economy of shadow dynamics in global cities (Palgrave, 2013), European Political Economy (Ashgate: 2013), Globalization, Migration and the future of Europe (Routledge 2011), From Egypt to Europe (I.B.Tauris, 2010) amongst other publications..
International Political Economy and the Middle East
European Political Economy
The crisis of the Euro-Zone
The City of London and the British Financial Sector
Italy and the EMU
Her research interests currently focus on the global political economy and hr Arab Spring and on the consequences of the global financial crisis on the capitalist structures of European countries.
Leila welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of her research interests.
For more details, please see her full research profile.
Expertise and public engagement
Talani, L.S., (2014), The Arab Spring in the Global Political Economy, Palgrave
Talani, L.S., (2014) European Political Economy: Theories and Issues, London: Ashgate (238pp)
Talani, L.S., (2012), Globalization, Hegemony and the future of the City of London, Palgrave (243pp) ISBN-13: 978-0230280205
Talani, L.S., (2010), From Egypt to Europe, I.B.Tauris, 330 pp., ISBN: 1845116690
Talani, L.S., and Casey, B., (2008), Between Growth and Stability: The demise and reform of the Stability and Growth Pact. Edward Elgar, 224 pp., (ISBN 9781847202062)
For a complete list of publications, please see Leila's full research profile.
Membership of editorial boards:
International Relations and Diplomacy
International Political Economy Yearbook
Palgrave International Political Economy series
European Journal of International Relation
Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Francis and Taylor
British Journal of Politics and International relations
Routledge International Political Economy series
Francis and Taylor Journals
Cambridge University Press
MIUR projects (Italian Ministry For University and Research)
Membership of professional bodies and networks
International Studies Association http://csf.colorado.edu/isa/
British International Studies Association, http://www.bisa.ac.uk/
Political Studies Association, http://www.psa.ac.uk/
European Union Studies Association, http://www.eustudies.org/
Council for European Studies, http://www.europanet.org/
British Council network on migration: Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the dialogue between cultures
European Migration network
European University Institute www.iue.it, member of the executive committee of the Alumni
London School of Economics, European Institute, http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/europeanInstitute/
BBC, Rai, Al jezeera, La Stampa, CNN