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Dr Anna-Sophie Maass

Lecturer in International Relations and Diplomacy

Anna-Sophie Maass

County South



Tel: +44 1524 594777

Office Hours:

Please consult the respective course pages on Moodle for information on office hours for PPR 430, PPR 430D and PPR 285.

Research overview

My research is at the intersection of European Studies and International Relations. I conduct research on EU-Russian diplomatic relations, EU foreign policy towards Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine, energy security, Russian politics since the end of the 1990s and European security.

I am an editor of a policy brief series which I launched for the consortium funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST): https://foreignpolicynewrealities.eu/ which assesses the EU's perception as an actor in international politics. I also acted as the consortium's coordinator for a network supporting early career researchers.

In 2021 I contributed to a meta-evaluation on EU Macro-financial instruments commissioned by the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affaisr at the European Commission. My research focused on assessing the effectiveness and the EU's added value of these instruments.

PhD supervision

EU foreign policy towards Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine EU-Russian Relations European Neighbourhood Policy Security and Defence Policy Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Current Teaching

PPR.430 Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

PPR.430d Theory and Concepts in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

PPR.285 Russian International Politics

PPR. 399 Dissertation (Undergraduate)

PPR. 405 & 405 D Dissertation (Postgraduate)

IR.100 International Relations Theory and Practice




Ph.D in Politics and International Relations, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

MA in European Studies, Maastricht University.

BA in European Studies, Maastricht University.

Certificate in Political Science, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Rennes (Science Po, Rennes)


Career Details

Prior to working at Lancaster University, I was a Lecturer in European Politics and Society at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. In this role, I convened and taught courses on European integration, European Politics as well as EU foreign policy towards its neighbourhood at undergraduate level.

I also acquired postgraduate teaching experience in European Studies at the College of Europe, Natolin, Warsaw where I taught introductory modules on Political Science and European Studies and co-convened a Masters theses colloquium for students in the major "The EU as a Global Actor."

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