Dr. Karen Del Biondo

karen Del BiondoKaren Del Biondo obtained a Master in Political Science at Ghent University in 2006 and a Master in European Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2007. In 2007-2008, she obtained a scholarship from the Bernheim Foundation for an internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DG European Affairs) and the Permanent Representation of Belgium in the EU. Since 2008 she works as a PhD fellow at the Centre for EU Studies. The defense of her PhD is planned for September 2012. In 2012-2013 she will be a postdoctoral visiting fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (Stanford University), with funding from the Belgian American Educational Foundation and Fulbright. Since 2013 she works at the University of Berlin.

Research interests

EU development policies, EU Africa policies, EU democracy promotion in sub-Saharan Africa.


Work address: Korte Meer 1, 9000 Ghent
Mailing address: Universiteitstraat 8, 9000 Gent
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E-mail: karen.delbiondo@ugent.be