Dr Ana E Juncos Garcia

Dr Ana E Juncos Garcia

Dr Ana E Juncos Garcia
Reader in European Politics

2.05, 10 Priory Road,
11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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Telephone Number (0117) 928 8829

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

Research Fellow, European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Programme (2006-2007). Teaching Fellow at Loughborough University (2007-2008). Post-doctoral Research Fellow at University of Bath (2007-2009). Lecturer at Bristol from 2009. Reader from 2016.


My primary research interest lies in European foreign and security policy. My previous research project examined the EU’s intervention in Bosnia since the dissolution of the Yugoslav Federation in 1991. This research looked into the impact of institutions on the coherence and effectiveness of EU foreign policy over time and assessed the EU’s contribution to post-conflict stabilisation and conflict resolution in Bosnia. I am also interested in EU enlargement and the Europeanisation of the Western Balkans, EU security sector reform and the institutionalisation of EU foreign policy, in particular, in relation to the newly created European External Action Service.


My teaching interests are in European Foreign and Security Policy, international human rights and International Relations. My teaching is research-led, but it is also designed to stimulate students' critical abilities and confidence. I am committed to facilitating student participation through the use of a wide range of teaching methods, including seminar discussions, group work, presentations, role-play and simulation exercises. I also rely on new technologies, such as virtual learning environments (Blackboard), powerpoint presentations, films, documentaries and other audiovisual resources. I am currently teaching:

  • SPAI10001: Introduction to International Relations
  • SPAI30022: European Foreign Policy
  • POLIM3030: International Human Rights
  • SPAIM0040: European Security

Latest publications

  1. Garcia, AEJ, 2017, ‘Reclaiming the local in EU peacebuilding: Effectiveness, ownership, and resistance’. Contemporary Security Policy.
  2. Garcia, AEJ, 2017, ‘EU security sector reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Reform or resist?’. Contemporary Security Policy.
  3. Garcia, AEJ, 2017, ‘Resilience as the new EU foreign policy paradigm: a pragmatist turn?’. European Security, vol 26., pp. 1-18
  4. Garcia, AEJ, Algar-Faria, G, Edmunds, T, Đokić, K, Plänitz, E, Abdi, K & Simons, S, 2017, ‘Improving the EU's Local Capacity Building Efforts in Post-Conflict Environments’. EU-CIVCAP
  5. Perez-Solorzano Borragan, N & Garcia, AEJ, 2016, ‘Enlargement’. in: Michelle Cini, Nieves Perez-Solorzano Borragan (eds) European Union Politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 227
  6. Garcia, AEJ, 2016, ‘CSDP Strategy in the Balkans and the Eastern Neighbourhood: In search of a strategy’. in: Petar Petrov, Laura Chappell, Jocelyn Mawdsley (eds) The EU, Strategy and Security Policy: Regional and strategic challenges. Routledge
  7. Garcia, AEJ & Pomorska, K, 2015, ‘Attitudes, identities and the emergence of an esprit de corps in the EEAS’. in: Joseph Batora, David Spence (eds) The European External Action Service: European Diplomacy Post-Wesphalia. Palgrave, Basingstoke, pp. 373-391
  8. Garcia, AEJ & Pomorska, K, 2015, ‘The European External Action Service’. in: The SAGE Handbook on European Foreign Policy. Sage, pp. 238-250
  9. Garcia, AEJ & Whitman, R, 2015, ‘Europe as a Regional Actor: Neighbourhood Lost?’. Journal of Common Market Studies, Special Issue: The JCMS Annual Review of the European Union, vol 53., pp. 200-215
  10. Juncos, AE, 2014, ‘Manufacturing Esprit de Corps: The Case of the European External Action Service’. Journal of Common Market Studies, vol 52., pp. 302

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