Dr Sara Silvestri

  1. Dr Sara Silvestri
    Lecturer in International Politics, City University

    Dr Silvestri joined the department as a Lecturer in International Politics in September 2006, after completing her PhD and ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Cambridge and teaching at the University of Bristol. At City she teaches courses focused on Islamism and religion in global politics, and the EU, and heads the PhD programme. She also directs the Global Justice programme at the VHI – a Cambridge institution devoted to the study of faith in contemporary society, collaborates with POLIS, and with the Cambridge Muslim College. Sara is a co-convenor of the BISA working group on Religion, Security and IR and, because of her expertise, has been involved in policy-related work . Her research and publications focus on Muslim-Government relations and Islamic institutions in Europe; the debate between “radical” and “moderate” Islam; the impact of counter-terrorism; inter-cultural dialogue, faith-based lobbying groups in the EU. She is the author of the first comparative study on Muslim Women in Europe (forthcoming with Hurst publishers). Her interdisciplinary approach stems from her international education which includes training in Cambridge (St John’s College & Centre of International Studies), University of Paris (as a Marie Curie Fellow), Brussels (ULB & European Commission), University of York, Rome (La Sapienza).