University of Florence
Elena Baracani is Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Bologna, Department of Political and Social Sciences. Roberto Di Quirico is Lecturer in Political Science at the Department of Social Sciences and Institutions of the University of Cagliari. Elena Baracani received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florence in 2006, and she is currently Research Assistant and Lecturer in European Union Foreign Policy at the University of Florence. In 2008 she won a post-doc research grant in the framework of the 'European Foreign and Security Policy Studies' programme funded by the Compagnia di San Paolo, and a European Union Institute for Security Studies Fellowship. She published in 2008 a monograph in Italian on the EU and democratization in Turkey, and she is publishing a book in Italian on the EU and the transformation of ethnic conflicts. She also published many book chapters (some of these have been published by Routledge, Palgrave, Brookings Institution Press, Nomos Verlag, Ashgate, and EPAP), peer-reviewed articles, and working papers on EU external relations with acceding and neighbouring countries. She has experience in teaching B.A. and MA courses of Political Science at both Italian (University of Florence and University for Foreigners of Perugia) and American Universities (Rutgers University, Kent State University, and California State University). In addition, she is the tutor for the PhD Programme in Political Science at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, and the coordinator of the Italian Society for the Study of the Diffusion of Democracy (SSDD).