PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Catania and Holder of the Jean Monnet Chair EUMedEA. Teaches Mediterranean Politics and Institutions of Global Trade at the University of Catania; Migration Politics in the Mediterranean at LUISS-Rome. Visiting at IBEI, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2019. Co-editor of Global Affairs. Published in Third World Quarterly, International Politics, Geopolitics, Contemporary Italian Politics, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, The International Spectator. Authored monographic books (Giuffré, EGEA, CASS) and edited books (Palgrave, Rubbettino, Frank Cass). Researcher of the PROTECT H2020 research project. Main research interests: migration in the Mediterranean, EU foreign policies, EU-MENA relations. In the last 10 years she served for SISP, ECPR-SGIR, EISA, and is one of the EISA founding members.