Sonia Lucarelli is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Bologna, where she teaches International Relations and Pan-European Security. Her main research interests include migration policy, external image of the EU, European security, European identity and the EU in global governance. Lucarelli has vast experience in directing and coordinating research projects, with support from the EU (EU-GRASP and GARNET), NATO (PREDICT), Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Gender and the EU; Values and Principles in EU Foreign Policy), and TRECCANI (Geopolitical Atlas).
Lucarelli has given numerous invited lectures at various universities, such as Boston University, Harvard Law School and University of Victoria (CA), and at institutions such as the European Commission and European Parliament. She is author or (co)editor of 15 books, 19 articles, 51 chapters in edited books and two Special Issues. She has published in journals such as the Journal of European Integration, European Security, European Foreign Affairs Review, Journal of International Relations and Development, Global Affairs, and Journal of Common Market Studies.