EISA is governed by the General Assembly and the Governing Board. The Governing Board has ex-officio members who are editing EISA’s journals.

Beste İşleyen

University of Amsterdam

EISA Portfolio: EISA President (2023-2025)


Beste İşleyen is Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. She is co-leader of the 'Europe in the World' theme of Amsterdam Centre for European Studies and also co-convener (with Tasniem Anwar) of the ACES Online Series 'Decolonising

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Sonia Lucarelli

University of Bologna

EISA Portfolio: Executive Secretary of EISA (2023-2025)


Sonia Lucarelli is Professor of International Relations at the University of Bologna and member of the Board and the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Affairs in Rome and of the Forum on the Problems of Peace and War in Florence. She has been Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute and Resident Member of the Bologna Institute for Advanced Studies

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Cora Lacatus

Corina Lacatus

Queen Mary University of London

EISA Portfolio: Treasurer of EISA (2023-2025)


Corina Lacatus is a Senior Lecturer in Global Governance in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London. Corina’s research is at the intersection of International Relations and Comparative Politics but also engages actively with Political Communication scholarship.

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Debbie Lisle

Queen's University Belfast

EISA Portfolio: Publications and Joint Management Committee of European Journal International of International Relations


Debbie Lisle is a Professor of International Relations in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy & Politics at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research addresses the intersections of travel, power, culture, technology, security, bodies and borders, sometimes all at once.

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Thierry Balzacq

Sciences Po, Paris.

EISA Portfolio: EISA Prizes and Awards


Thierry Balzacq is Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po and Professorial Fellow at CERI-Sciences Po, Paris. He is the director of graduate studies for international relations at the School of Research at the same university. He was formerly Scientific Director at the French Ministry of Defense (2014-2016), where he contributed to the development of a multi-million euro program to support the study of security in France.

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Daniela Lai

Royal Holloway, University of London

EISA Portfolio: EWIS 2024


Daniela Lai is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London, where I am also an active member of the Gender Institute. My research focuses on key questions around violence, war, justice and the politics of knowledge production in IR.

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Magdalena Kozub-Karkut

Jagiellonian University

EISA Portfolio: EWIS 2024


Magdalena Kozub-Karkut, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. In research work, she deals with International Relations Theory, Foreign Policy Analysis, research methodology in the social sciences and theoretical pluralism.

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Beatrix Futák-Campbell

Leiden University

EISA Portfolio:  PEC 2024


Beatrix Futák-Campbell is Senior Assistant Professor of International Relations at Leiden University College, Leiden University. where she also leads the World Politics programme. Previously she held positions at the University of Hamburg, Vienna School of International Studies, University of Edinburgh and St Andrews, as well as at the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime, TheGerman Marshall Fund and the British civil service. 

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Polly Pallister-Wilkins

University of Amsterdam

EISA Portfolio: Podcast and Communication


Polly Pallister-Wilkins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Amsterdam.Her research is focused on humanitarian responses to border violence and mobility injustice and more recently race and racism in humanitarianism and the possibilities (or not) of decolonisation.


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Nora El Qadim

University of Paris 8

EISA Portfolio: PEC 2024


Nora El Qadim is an Associate Professor of political science at the University Paris 8 and a fellow of the Institut universitaire de France. Her research has focused on migration and border policies, and more recently on archival policies, especially in transnational colonial and post-colonial contexts.

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Joana Ricarte

University of Coimbra

EISA Portfolio: Early Career Development


Joana Ricarte is a researcher at the University of Coimbra and Invited Assistant Professor of Cultural Heritage and Museology at the same university. Her research interests include the relationships between identities and conflicts, focusing on everyday extremism, protracted peace processes and ontological (in)security.

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Revecca Pedi

University of Macedonia

EISA Portfolio: Online Events


Revecca Pedi is an Associate Professor in International Relations at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. Her research interests lie in the International Relations of Small States, International Relations in the Eastern Mediterranean and International Relations of the EU.

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