Dr. Daniela Irrera (PhD in International Relations, University of Catania) is Associate Professor of Political Science and IR at the University of Catania, where she teaches International Politics and Global civil society.
She serves as IR Deputy at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Catania.
She has been Visiting Fellow at the Stony Brook University, New York; Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland; Fulbright Alumni at University of Delaware; Université Libre de Bruxelles; University of Oxford; New Bulgarian University, Sofia; Metropolitan University, Prague; Dogus University, Istanbul; Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun; Nanyang Technological University; National University Singapore, Aston University, Birmingham; John Jay College for Criminal Justice, New York.
She has been awarded with a DAAD Fellowship at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and with a research grant at the European Union Center of Excellence, University of Alberta, Canada.
She is Associate Faculty at IBEI, Barcelona, where she has taught within the MUNDUSMAPP Erasmus Mundus program.
She has served as Convenor of the International Relations Section for the Italian Political Scientist Association, in 2013-2014. She is member of the steering committee of the ECPR Standing Group on International Relations and of the ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime.
She is part of several research projects funded by the EU under Jean Monnet Action, Lifelong Learning Programme, and Horizon 2020. She has directed the Erasmus Intensive Summer School on Serious and Organised Crime, held in Catania in 2014, funded by Lifelong Learning Programme. She is currently working as a team member of the H2020 TransCrisis project, focusing on the issue of ‘Managing Immigration Crisis’ (www.transcrisis.eu); and listed as expert for EU CIVCAP, a project on Preventing and Responding to Conflict: Developing Civilian Capabilities for a Sustainable Peace.
She is a Member of the Project Simulating Conflict Dynamics in a Global Information Age, organized in collaboration with Bar-Ilan University (Israel), Sapir College (Israel), Carnegie Mellow University and University of Arizona (USA).
She is the author of 3 monographs, 5 edited volumes, and more than 40 articles and book chapters in the areas of International Relations and EU politics, dealing with global terrorism, transnational organised crime, civil society and humanitarian affairs.
Her website is danielairrera.wordpress.com
• NGOs Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution: Measuring the Impact of NGOs on Intergovernmental Organisations, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2013
• Multilateral security and ESDP operations, (together with Fulvio Attinà) (eds.), Ashgate, London, 2010.
• Defying and Defining Organized Crime. Discourse, perception and reality, Francesca Longo, Felia Allum, Daniela Irrera, Panos Kostakos (eds.), Routledge, London, 2010.
• The European Parliament and its International Relations, (together with Stelios Stavridis) (eds.), Routledge, London, 2015.
• Criminals and Terrorists in Partnership: Unholy Alliance, (together withnHelena Carrapico and Bill Tupman) (eds.), Routledge, London, 2015.
• The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy, (together with Scott Romaniuk, Francis Grace and Stewart Webb) (eds.), Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2017.
• The crime-terror-insurgency 'nexus'. Implications on multilateral cooperation in S. Romaniuk (eds.) Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War, CRC Press, New York 2016.
• NGOs and the EU emergencies response policies: a quantitative analysis of the relations with States and EU institutions in R. Marchetti (2016)(eds.), Partnerships in International Policy-Making. Civil Society and Public Institutions in European and Global Affairs, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 237-252.
• European Integration Impact on Civil Conflicts. Lessons from Northern Ireland, in ‘The European Union Review’, vol. 13, no. 2-3, 2008, pp. 65-85.
• Civil society and humanitarian action: NGOs’ Roles in peace Support Operations, in ‘Perspectives’, vol. 19, no. 1, 2011, pp. 85-106
• The EU Strategy in Tackling Organized Crime in the Framework of Multilateralism, ‘Perspectives in European Politics and Society’, vol. 12, n. 4, 2011, pp. 407-419.
• Transnational Organised Crime and Terrorism: different peas, same pod? (with Helena Carrapico & Bill Tupman), Transnational Organised Crime and Terrorism: different peas, same pod? Double Special Issue of Global Crime, Guest Editors: Helena Carrapico, Daniela Irrera & Bill Tupman, Vol. 15, no. 03-04, 2014..
• Migrants, the EU and NGOs: The ‘Practice’ of non-governmental SAR operations, Romanian Journal of European Affairs, Vol. 16, No. 3, September 2016.