Dr Helena Carrapico

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Aston University


Helena joined Aston University in September 2014 as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. Prior to her current position, Helena Carrapico was a Newton International Fellow at the University of Dundee, where she worked on the Justice and home Affairs opt-in and opt-out strategies of the United Kingdom. Previous academic positions were also held at James Madison University (Lecturer), the University of Coimbra (Post- doctoral fellow) and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Researcher).

She holds a doctoral degree in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute (Florence), where she developed her thesis on European Union organised crime policies. Her Master’s Degree was also related to Justice and Home Affairs, having focused on immigration from Central and Eastern Europe to Portugal. Helena Carrapico was also a visiting fellow at the DG. Justice, Liberty and Security of the European Commission, in 2007, and at the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in 2008.

Her current research focuses on the external dimension of Justice and Home Affairs and on the EU’s exporting of cybercrime policies. Her broader interests include International Relations Theories, Critical Security Studies, EU policies and politics, and Justice and Home Affairs.

Keywords: Organised crime; EU policies; Area of Freedom, Security and Justice; Europol; Police cooperation; cybercrime; External dimension of Justice and Home Affairs.


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