LÉONARD Sarah, PhD

  • Position :
  • Associate Dean (Research and External Grants) / Head of International Affairs Department / Associate Professor

  • Department :
  • International Affairs
  • Phone :
  • +32 (0)2 614 81 90
  • E-mail :
  • sarah.leonard@vesalius.edu
  • Office hours :
  • Mondays, 12:30 – 13:30
  • Nationality :
  • Belgian
  • Languages :
  • English, French
  • Education :
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice and Research - University of Salford, United Kingdom (2008)

     

    PhD in International Politics - University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom (2008)

     

    Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training - University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom (2004)

     

    Master of Arts in Russian and Eurasian Studies with Research Training - University of Leeds, United Kingdom (2002)

     

    Diplôme d’Etudes Spécialisées en Etudes Européennes /Master in European Studies - Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (2001)

     

    ‘Licence en Sciences Politiques’ (Orientation ‘Relations Internationales’) - Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (2000)

     

    ‘Diplôme de Candidate en Sciences Politiques’ - Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (now University of Namur), Belgium (1998)

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: 2016 - present

    • HIS201G: Evolution of the International System I: 1814-1914
    • HIS301G: Evolution of the International System I: 1914-1989
    • POL301G: Contemporary Political Debates
  • Research area(s) :
    • International Security
    • European Union Security
    • Securitization Theory
    • Counter-terrorism
    • Asylum
    • Migration
    • Border Controls
    • European Integration
  • Selected Publications :
  • Books

     

    (forthcoming 2017) Refugees, Security and the European Union (with C. Kaunert), London: Routledge.

     

    (2015) Western Foreign Policy and the Middle East (with C. Kaunert, L. Berger and G. Johnson), London: Routledge [first published as a special issue of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs].

     

    (2014) Justice and Home Affairs Agencies in the European Union (with C. Kaunert and J.D. Occhipinti), London: Routledge [first published as a special issue of Perspectives on European Politics and Society].

     

    (2014) Supranational Governance of Europe's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (with C. Kaunert and J.D. Occhipinti), London: Routledge [first published as a special issue of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs].

     

    (2013) European Security, Terrorism, and Intelligence (with C. Kaunert), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

     

    (2012) European Homeland Security: A European Strategy in the Making? (with C. Kaunert and P. Pawlak), London: Routledge.

     

    (2012) European Security Governance and the European Neighbourhood after the Lisbon Treaty (with C. Kaunert), London: Routledge [first published as a special issue of Perspectives in European Politics and Society].

     

    (2011) Developing European Internal Security Policy: After the Stockholm Summit and the Lisbon Treaty (with C. Kaunert), London: Routledge [first published as a special issue of European Security].

     

    Peer-reviewed journal articles

     

    (2016) ‘Beyond Stockholm: In Search of a Strategy for the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’ (with C. Kaunert), European Politics and Society, 17(2), 143-149.

     

    (2016) ‘The Extra-territorial Processing of Asylum Claims’, Forced Migration Review, 51.

     

    (2015 / available online) ‘“Securitization” Revisited: Theory and Cases’ (with T. Balzacq and J. Ruzicka), International Relations, DOI: 10.1177/0047117815596590.

     

    (2015) ‘Border Controls as a Dimension of the European Union’s Counterterrorism Policy: A Critical Assessment’, Intelligence and National Security, 30(2-3), pp. 306-332.

     

    (2015) ‘The European Parliament in the External Dimension of EU Counter-terrorism: More Actorness and Accountability 10 Years on?’ (with C. Kaunert and A. MacKenzie), Intelligence and National Security, 30(2-3), pp. 357-376.

     

    (2014) ‘Supranational Governance in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice after the Stockholm Programme’ (with J.D. Occhipinti and C. Kaunert), Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 27(1), pp. 39-47.

     

    (2014) ‘The Governance of Justice and Internal Security in Scotland: Between the Scottish Independence Referendum and British Decisions on the EU’ (with C. Kaunert, H. Carrapiço and S. Rozée), European Security, 23(3), pp. 344-363.

     

    (2014) ‘After the Arab Spring: EU Asylum and Migration Policy in Flux’ (with C. Kaunert), Comparative Migration Studies, 2(2), pp. 123-126.

     

    (2014) ‘Rethinking Western foreign policy and the Middle East’ (with C. Kaunert, L. Berger, and G. Johnson), Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 495-502.

     

    (2013) ‘EU Counterterrorism and the Southern Mediterranean Countries after the Arab Spring: New Potential for Cooperation?’ (with A. MacKenzie and C. Kaunert), Democracy and Security, 9(1-2), pp. 137-156.

     

    (2013) ‘Agency Governance in the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’ (with C. Kaunert and J.D. Occhipinti), Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 14(3), pp. 273-284.

     

    (2013) ‘The European Union Counter-terrorism Coordinator and the External Dimension of the European Union Counter-Terrorism Policy’ (with A. MacKenzie, O. Bures and C. Kaunert), Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 14(3), pp. 325-338.

     

    (2013) ‘Is Europol a Comprehensive Policing Actor?’ (with S. Rozée and C. Kaunert), Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 14(3), pp. 372-387.

     

    (2013) ‘Venue-Shopping and the Role of Non-governmental Organisations in the Development of the European Union Asylum Policy’ (with C. Kaunert and U. Hoffmann), Comparative Migration Studies, 1(1), pp. 179-200.

     

    (2013) ‘Migration in the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice after the Treaty of Lisbon and the Stockholm Programme: Introduction’ (with P. Cardwell and C. Kaunert), International Migration, 51(6), pp. 24-25.

     

    (2012) ‘The Social Construction of an EU Interest in Counter-terrorism: US Influence and Internal Struggles in the Cases of SWIFT and PNR’ (with C. Kaunert and A. MacKenzie), European Security, 21(4), pp. 474-496.

     

    (2012) ‘The European Union Asylum Policy after the Treaty of Lisbon and the Stockholm Programme: Towards Supranational Governance in a Common Area of Protection?’, Refugee Survey Quarterly, 31(4), pp. 1-20.

     

    (2012) ‘Supranational Governance and European Union Security after the Lisbon Treaty - Exogenous Shocks, Policy Entrepreneurs and 11 September 2001’ (with C. Kaunert), Cooperation and Conflict, 47(4), pp. 417-432.

     

    (2012) ‘”Between a Rock and a Hard Place?” The European Union’s Financial Sanctions against Suspected Terrorists, Multilateralism and Human Rights’ (with C. Kaunert), Cooperation and Conflict, 47(4), pp. 473-494.

     

    (2012) ‘The Development of the EU Asylum Policy: Venue-shopping in Perspective’ (with C. Kaunert), Journal of European Public Policy, 19(9), pp. 1396-1413.

     

    (2011) ‘EU Counterterrorism and the European Neighbourhood Policy: An Appraisal of the Southern Dimension’ (with C. Kaunert), Terrorism and Political Violence, 23(2), pp. 286-309.

     

    (2011) ‘European Security Governance after the Lisbon Treaty: Neighbours and New Actors in a Changing Security Environment’ (with C. Kaunert), Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 12(4), pp. 361-370.

     

    (2011) ‘Developments in European Security’ (with M. O’Neill and C. Kaunert), Journal of Contemporary European Research, 7(4), pp. 431-434.

     

    (2011) ‘The European Union and Refugees: Towards More Restrictive Asylum Policies in the European Union?’ (with C. Kaunert), GRITIM Working Paper Series No. 8. Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

     

    (2010) ‘The Use and Effectiveness of Migration Controls as a Counter-Terrorism Instrument in the European Union’, Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, 4(1), pp. 32-50.

     

    (2010) ‘After the Stockholm Programme: An Area of Freedom, Security and Justice in the European Union?’ (with C. Kaunert), European Security, 19(2), pp.143-149.

     

    (2010) ‘EU Border Security and Migration into the European Union: FRONTEX and Securitization through Practices’, European Security, 19(2), pp. 231-254.

     

    (2009) ‘The Creation of FRONTEX and the Politics of Institutionalisation in the European Union External Borders Policy’, Journal of Contemporary European Research, 5(3), pp. 371-388.

  • Honours & Awards :
  • THESEUS Resident Researcher, THESEUS Summer School 2015 on ‘Justice, Security and Liberty: Conflicting Goals?’ organised by the Jean Monnet Chair Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels (University of Cologne), Fondation Universitaire, Brussels (June 2015)

     

    Deputy Director of the European Institute for Security and Justice – A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, University of Dundee (2014-2016)

     

    Coordinator of the Jean Monnet PhD Summer School on Security and Justice in Europe, University of Dundee (2013-2016)

     

    Selected research grants

     

    European Commission Erasmus+: Jean Monnet funding for a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Security and Justice in Europe (with C. Kaunert) (2014-2017)

     

    European Commission Erasmus+: Jean Monnet funding for a Jean Monnet Module on ‘Europe and its Neighbourhood: Democratization, Upheaval and Stability’ (with P. Bauer and C. Kaunert) (2014-2017)

     

    Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, funded under the Seventh European Community Framework Programme, for the research project ‘European Agencies and Epistemic Communities: Engines of European Integration in Internal Security?’ (2013-2017)

     

    British Academy International Partnership and Mobility Award for a research project on ‘Internal Security Cooperation between Europe and North Africa after the Arab Spring: Democracy vs Security?’ (with C. Kaunert and J.C. Voelkel) (2013-2016)

     

    European Commission Jean Monnet Programme/Lifelong Learning Programme funding for the ‘EU Integration in an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: EU-wide and Globally’ activity (with C. Kaunert) (2013-2016)

     

    European Commission Jean Monnet Programme/Lifelong Learning Programme funding for a PhD Summer School Module on the EU's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (with C. Kaunert) (2013-2016)

     

    European Commission Jean Monnet Programme/Lifelong Learning Programme funding for a conference on the EU's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (with C. Kaunert) (2013-2014)

     

    Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development, funded under the Seventh European Community Framework Programme, for the research project ‘Securitization versus Depoliticization in the European Union Asylum and Migration Policy: The Role of the New Agencies (FRONTEX, EASO and the Large Scale IT Systems Agency)’ – Host institution: Sciences Po (Paris, France) (2010-2012)

     

    British Academy Conference Support Grant for a Conference on ‘Rethinking the Middle East? Values, Interests and Security Concerns in Western Policies towards Iraq and the Wider Region, 1918-2010’ at the British Academy (London) in March 2010 (with L. Berger, C. Kaunert and G. Johnson)

     

    European Commission Jean Monnet Programme/Lifelong Learning Programme funding for the ‘European Union Simulation: Explaining and Understanding the European Union’ activity (2009 – 2012) (with C. Kaunert)