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Benedetta joined the Department of European and International Studies at King’s College in January 2018. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Before moving to King’s College, she was Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée of Sciences Po Paris (2015-2017), Lecturer in International Relations at Maastricht University (2013-2015) and spent research periods at the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris (2010), the Freie Universität in Berlin (2012) and Sciences Po Paris (2013)


  • Lobbying in EU foreign policy
  • EU policies towards the Middle East and North Africa
  • The EU and the Arab-Israeli conflict
  • EU policies vis-à-vis occupations in the neighbourhood
  • Processes of framing and knowledge construction in EU foreign policy


Benedetta teaches courses in EU foreign policy and Foreign Policy Analysis at both BA and MA levels.

PhD Supervisions

Benedetta welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of her research interests.