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United Kingdom
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
EU-Africa relations; regional security institutions; feminist security studies; gender, EU politics, intersectionality
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About Me

I am a Lecturer in International Security. The focus of my current research interests is on the gender dynamics and processes of institutional transformation within regional security institutions.

My 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). I continue to develop these research interests using feminist theoretical and methodological approaches.

I am 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. I am currently the Editor in Chief of JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies and I am also on the editorial boards of Nationalism and Ethnic PoliticsContemporary Security Policy and European Journal of Politics and Gender. I am an elected Trustee of the British International Studies Association (BISA).

Recent Publications
Haastrup, T. (2017). The undoing of a unique relationship? Peace and security in the EU-South Africa Strategic PartnershipSouth African Journal of International Affairs [Online] 24:197-213Available at
Haastrup, T. and Dijkstra, H. (2017). New Directions for African SecurityContemporary Security Policy [Online] 38:102-108Available at
Ansorg, N. and Haastrup, T. (2016). Brexit Beyond the UK’s Borders: What It Means for AfricaGIGA Focus Afrika [Online]Available at
Haastrup, T. (2015). Are Women Agents? Reading ‘Gender’ in Africa’s Rights FrameworksE-International Relations[Online]:1-10Available at
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Nigeria, South Africa, UK

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