Staff members with discipline International Relations
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• Coordinating alumni networks and organising events abroad, including travel
• Coordinating the yearly international alumni ambassador programme, in which international students are prepared to become ambassadors of the university in their home countries
• Part of the website development team to improve the usability and relevance
• Approaching specific target groups creatively via newsletters, social media, press, brochures, website, etc.
• Translating website and marketing texts from Dutch to English
She is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the research project Navigating Schengen. Historical Challenges and Potentialities of the EU Free Movement of Persons, 1985-2015 (NAVSCHEN), which has been awarded with a EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Senior Global Fellowship (MSCA - IF - 2019 - GF).
In March 2019 she was also ‘ Law, Justice and Society ’ Invited Lecturer at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. She received the 2018-2019 Council for European Studies (CES) – IMSISS Senior Visiting Scholar Fellowship Award at the University of Glasgow. In 2017-2018 she was Santander Senior Fellow in Iberian and European Studies at the European Studies Centre (ESC) – St. Antony’s College of the University of Oxford, where she remains a Senior Member.
She gave the 2018 Santander Senior Fellow Lecture on ‘The Historical Building of the EU's Free Movement of Persons’ at the University of Oxford and organised the 2018 European Studies Centre Santander Conference on ‘Belonging and Displacement’ at the ESC – St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford.
She is also Full Member of the Global Young Academy (GYA), after the five years Award of the German National Academy of Sciences ‘Leopoldina’. She was 2018 Joint Research Centre (JRC) – EU Science Hub Lecturer on ‘Qualitative Approaches to Human Mobility and European Integration’ at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria, 2017 Research Scholar in Residence at the European Studies Center – Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence (JMEUCE) of the University of Pittsburgh and 2017 Invited Expert at Shanghai University - 上海大学.
She previously worked as Principal Investigator (PI), Lecturer and Established Researcher in European Studies at the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe – University of Luxembourg. She also worked at the Robert Schuman for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) in Florence, at the DG Enlargement of the European Commission and at the European Parliament in Brussels and at the US Congress in Washington, D. C.
Dr. Blanco Sío-López was also Invited Expert in European Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE (2013 and 2016); the Yale Law School (2016); All Souls College, University of Oxford (2016 and 2019) and at the Faculty of Law and the Sydney Sussex and Darwin Colleges (POLIS) of the University of Cambridge (2014, 2016 and 2017). She was also Section Chair for the European International Studies Association (EISA), Salzburg Global Seminar Lecturer and EUI Global Governance Programme Network Member.
She obtained her PhD in History and Civilization — specialising in European Integration History — at the European University Institute of Florence (EUI) , for which she received the 2008 FAEY European Research Best PhD Thesis Award.
She coordinated and participated in numerous international research projects, conferences and peer-reviewed publications in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Her research and publications focus on European Integration History —with an accent on enlargement policy temporalities and the Schengen area fundamental rights — Global Governance, Comparative Regional Integration and Digital Humanities.
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- International and European human rights law
- Socio-economic human rights law
- Access to modern energy services / energy poverty
- Disaster management / international disaster law
- Environment/climate change (litigation)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Extra-territorial/transnational human rights law
- New/critical approaches to IL / feminist approaches
# Governance beyond the state and new political geographies # non-traditional security and policing, esp. business/resources/infrastructure security # Global South in world politics, South-South relations, esp. peace/security/development interventions and Subsahara Africa # contentious politics and resistance # international political sociology, postcolonial, ethnographic approaches to IR #
Jana Hönke's research is concerned with how 'local' and transnational security practices are co-produced and contested, and to what effect. How does that challenge, and help to rethink, International Relations? Her current work examines how authority and political geographies transform by studying the contested security arrangements related to multinational companies and transport infrastructures in contexts of fragility. Another project revolves around the global making of policing. She has also done research on counterterrorism, state building and development interventions. Theoretically she is interested in how knowledge and everyday practices travel and shape how security is governed, for whom and to what effect, across borders. While doing multi-sited fieldwork, much of her work is linked to Sub-Saharan Africa with research conducted in South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Tanzania and Guinea.
Research: European Neighbourhood; International Transport; Human Security and Urban Resilience.
Support: mentorship, alumni relations and fundraising, international project management, university governance.
The International Classroom project.
Internationalization. Exchange programmes. Marketing.
State theory and institutionalism
Concept analysis and qualitative methods