Dr Angela Pennisi di Floristella is a senior lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the University of Malta. She received a PhD in Global Politics and European Integration from the Scuola Superiore of the University of Catania. Before joining the Department of International Relations, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Research College The Transformative Power of Europe at the Freie Universität, Berlin and, a research fellow at the Department of Political and Social Studies at the University of Catania. She obtained her first degree in Political Science from the University of Florence and an M.A. in International Affairs, at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), in Milan.
She has been a visiting scholar at the School of International Service (SIS) at the American University (Washington D.C.), at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore, at the Shandong University in Jinan (China) and, at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), in Beijing.
Her research focuses on Asian Pacific security cooperation with a special focus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on ASEAN-EU interregional relations and on non-traditional security.
She has authored the book The ASEAN Regional Security Partnership published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2015. Recently published articles include: A. Pennisi di Floristella (2020) Security cooperation in and with Asia: Towards a pragmatic turn in the EU’s security policy?, European Security, 29 (2): 170-188. A. Pennisi di Floristella (2019) US and EU evolving approaches in Southeast Asia in the Trump era: Moving closer to convergence or divergence?, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 38 (2), 172-193.
Asia Pacific relations, ASEAN security, non traditional security, comparative regionalism