Dr Federica Bicchi

Dr Federica Bicchi

Associate Professor of International Relations

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
European foreign policy; Diplomacy; Digital Diplomacy;

About me

Federica Bicchi’s current research focuses on contemporary trends in European diplomacy, especially in relation to the digitalisation of diplomacy and developments in European foreign policy cooperation. Her theoretical perspective contributes to the “practice turn” in International Relations.

Recent publications include articles in Review of International Studies, Cooperation and Conflict, Global Networks, Journal of Common Market Studies, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Geopolitics, Journal of European Public Policy, Democratization, and Geopolitics. She has published European Foreign Policy Making towards the Mediterranean (Palgrave, 2007), and edited inter alia Europe and the Occupation of Palestinian Territories since 1967 (Routledge), European Diplomatic Practices (2018, with Niklas Bremberg) and The Struggle for Influence in the Middle East (2015, with Benoit Challand and Steven Heydeman).

She holds a PhD degree in Political Science from the European University Institute and has spent research periods at Stanford University, New York University (New York), University of Siena and the Free University of Berlin.


Dr Bicchi is not taking on new PhD students for entry in 2024/25.

Expertise Details

European foreign policy; Diplomacy; Digital Diplomacy; The “practice turn” in International Relations; European External Action Service; Euro-Mediterranean relations.