Raffaella A. Del Sarto is Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), SAIS Europe at Bologna, Johns Hopkins University. She is also a Part-time Professor at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, where she directs the research project on “BORDERLANDS: Boundaries, Governance, and Power in the European Union’s Relations with North Africa and the Middle East,” funded by the European Research Council. She was previously a Research Fellow at the Middle East Centre of St Antony’s College, University of Oxford (2007-2011).
Her research interests include the international relations of the Middle East, the European Union’s relations with the Middle East and North Africa, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the politics and regional relations of Israel. In conceptual terms, she is interested in the domestic-foreign policy nexus as well as the link between borders, power, and interdependence.
She is the author of Contested State Identities and Regional Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area (Palgrave, 2006), the co-editor of The Convergence of Civilizations: Constructing a Mediterranean Region (with E. Adler, B. Crawford and F. Bicch; Toronto University Press, 2006), and the editor of Fragmented Borders, Interdependence, and External Relations: The Israel-Palestine-European Union Triangle (Palgrave, 2015). Her book Israel Under Siege: The Politics of Insecurity and the Rise of the Israeli Neo-Revisionist Right is forthcoming with Georgetown University Press.