Politics and International Relations


Toni Haastrup is a Lecturer in International Security and a Deputy Director of the Global Europe Centre (GEC). She joined the University in 2013. Prior to this, she was a fellow in the Politics and International Studies department at the University of Warwick. The focus of her current research interests is on the gender dynamics and processes of institutional transformation within regional security institutions.

Her publications have explored the role of the European Union (EU) as a Global Actor focusing on its relationship with African political actors particularly the African Union (AU). Toni continues to develop these research interests using feminist theoretical and methodological approaches.

Toni is an active member of the School, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and participating in its research centres. She is also the Director of the MA in European and Global Governance.

Toni Haastrup is an occasional media commentator on the EU and the AU, feminist foreign policy and themes in gender and security, working with print and broadcast media in the UK and abroad. She is the Editor in Chief of JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies and is on the editorial boards of Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Contemporary Security Policy and European Journal of Politics and Gender. She is an elected Trustee of the British International Studies Association (BISA).

Contact Information


Rutherford S4.E7

Academic office hours are available on the Moodle Student Guide

Available for: TV Press Radio Consultancy Expertise: African Union and African Peace and Security Architecture European Security engagement in Africa Gender and Women’s rights issues Regional Expertise: Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa ECOWAS (West African countries) Europe (EU) Country Expertise: Nigeria South Africa

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Research Interests

  • Human Security Discourses
  • Gender & Feminist International Relations
  • New Institutonalist approaches to change in Security Institutions
  • Regional Security (EU External Relations & African Peace and Security Architecture)

Research Supervision

Toni is interested in supervising students in the following fields:

  • African International Relations/Security
  • EU Foreign and Security Policies
  • EU-Africa relations
  • Security Institutions
  • New Institutionalist Approaches
  • Feminist approaches to International Relations/Security
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