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Chargée de cours

Institut d'études européennes (bureau R41.3.107)
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1050 Bruxelles


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Université libre de Bruxelles
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  • Chargée de cours, REPI, Département de science politique, ULB

Postes antérieurs

  • Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, CEISR, University of Portsmouth
  • Collaboratrice scientifique F.R.S./FNRS, REPI, Département de science politique, ULB
  • Postdoctorante, REPI, Département de science politique, ULB
  • Research Fellow, International Development Department, GSDRC, University of Birmingham
  • PhD in Politics and International Studies (University of Warwick / Erasmus Mundus programme Gem PhD School)


  • Research associate, CEISR, University of Portsmouth
  • Research associate, Chaire Raoul-Dandurand, UQAM
  • Steering committee member of the West African Peace and Security Network (WAPSN)
Informations secrétariat



Présentation des enseignements
  • Introduction to International Relations (24h, BA3)
  • Théories de la sécurité (24h, MA)
Travaux sélectionnés


  • Lopez Lucia, E., and Mattheis, F. (eds.) (2020). The Unintended Consequences of Interregionalism: Effects on Regional Actors, Societies and Structures. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge. 
  • Lopez Lucia, E. The performance of Security Regionalism in West Africa and South America: Unpacking the Politics of Regionalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillans (à paraître). 


  • Lopez Lucia, E. (2020) 'A tale of regional transformation: From political community to security regions the politics of security and regionalism in West Africa’, Political Geography, 82.

  • Lopez Lucia, E. (2019) ‘Unpacking the politics of regionalism: what to expect from a socio-political economy of regionalism?’. International Relations, 33(4), 610–615.

  • Lopez Lucia, E. et al. (2019). ‘Lessons from Nigeria for improved thinking and working politically in the extractives sector’. Development Policy Review, 37(1), 16-32.

  • Lopez Lucia, E. (2018). ‘Rethinking regionalism and the politics of regionalisation: the performance of ECOWAS’s agency by Nigeria and the European Union’. Journal of International Relations and Development, 21(3), 663-688/

  • Lopez Lucia, E. (2017). ‘Performing EU agency by experimenting the ‘Comprehensive Approach’: the European Union Sahel Strategy’. Journal of contemporary african studies35(4), 451-468. 

  • Lopez Lucia, E. (2015). ‘Regional powers and regional security governance: An interpretive perspective on the policies of Nigeria and Brazil’. International relations29(3), 348–362.


  • Lopez Lucia, E. (2021). ‘Security Politics and the ‘Remaking’ of West Africa by the European Union: From Bounded to Fuzzy Regions’, In N. Godehardt and P. Kohlenberg, (eds.), The Multidimensionality of Regions in World Politics. London: Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge, pp. 94-113.
  • Lopez Lucia, E., and Mattheis, F. (2021). ‘The unintended consequences of inter regionalism: New concepts for understanding the entanglements of regionalism’ In E. Lopez Lucia and F. Mattheis (eds.), The Unintended Consequences of Interregionalism: Effects on Regional Actors, Societies and Structures. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge. 

Rapports (sélection)

  • Lopez Lucia, E. (2019). The European Union Integrated and Regionalised Approach towards the Sahel. (UQAM Chaire Raoul-Durand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques).

  • Lopez Lucia, E., Buckley, J., Marquette, H., & McCulloch, N. (2017). Thinking and Working Politically: Lessons from FOSTER in Nigeria. (DLP Research Paper No 48).

  • Lopez Lucia, E. (2015). Fragility, conflict and violence in the Gulf of Guinea. (GSDRC Conflict Analyses).

  • Lopez Lucia, E. (2015). Capacity building in the Ministry of Interior in fragile and post-conflict countries. (GSDRC Helpdesk Report No 1219).

  • Lopez Lucia, E. (2015). Islamist radicalisation and terrorism in Tanzania. (GSDRC Helpdesk Report No 1233).

  • Lopez Lucia, E., and Haastrup, T. (2014). Nigeria and Regional Security. (EUI RSCAS Working Papers No 49).