Sarah Wolff, Dr

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Dr Wolff is a regular commentator in various media, working with print and broadcast media at home and overseas. She has been interviewed and regularly contributes in various media (Le Monde, Today Zaman, Al-Jazeera, Skynews, EU Observer, European Voice, The Slovak Pravda, La Croix, De Morgen, de Volkskrant), and blogs (Open Democracy, The Conversation, The Broker, Europe's World). She has been interviewed widely on EU migration policy, Frontex, North Africa, Schengen and European integration and policy.

Language Skills

  • French (Mother tongue)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Intermediate)
  • Dutch (Basic)


Dr Wolff has extensive research, teaching and consultancy experience in EU public policies, Justice and Home Affairs (JHA), migration and border management policies, as well as EU-Arab Mediterranean relations. Her monograph The Mediterranean Dimension of the European Union's Internal Security (Palgrave, 2012) builds upon fieldwork in Europe, Morocco, Egypt and Jordan. She received the LISBOAN Research Award 2012 for her book 'Freedom, Security and Justice after Lisbon and Stockholm' (Asser, 2012; co-editors F. Goudappel and J. de Zwaan). In 2014/2015 she was a Fulbright-Schuman fellow at the Transatlantic Academy (Washington, DC) to work on the role of religion in Transatlantic Foreign policy. She was also awarded a 2014/2015 Leverhulme Research grant for a research on EU Engagement with Islamist political parties in Morocco and Tunisia. Dr Wolff is also Senior Research Associate Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for International Relations. In the past Dr. Wolff was acting director of the MSc in European Public Policy at UCL in 2011-2012. She worked at DG DEVCO (European Commission) and at the European Parliament. She holds a PhD in International Relations (LSE, 2009), an Msc in European Politics and Governance (LSE, 2004) and a BA in Public Administration (Science Po Grenoble, 1999).