Stephanie Hofmann

Joint SPS/RSC Chair in International Relations

HofmannStephanie Hofmann will join the Department of Political and Social Science as well as the Robert Schuman Centre in September 2021 as Joint Chair in International Relations, but will already participate in the admissions committee of spring 2021.

Stephanie holds a PhD in Government from Cornell University (2009). She then spent one year at the EUI has a Jean Monnet fellow before she became first an Assistant then Associate and Full Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She will be on leave from the Graduate Institute while at the EUI.

Her research revolves around issues in international security (primarily on what is referred to in the various organizations as either crisis management, peacekeeping or peace [support] operations and missions), international organizations & regime complexity, the interlinkages between global and regional understandings of order, European and transatlantic security, the links between regional economic and security cooperation as well as national foreign policy preference formation. When conducting her research, Stephanie draws on many different theoretical insights across disciplines and goes to the field (such as Addis Ababa, NYC, or Brussels). 

Her work has been published with Cambridge University Press and such journals as Cooperation and Conflict, European Journal of International Relations, International Affairs, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Strategic Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Perspectives on Politics, and West European Politics. 

Research interests

International Relations theory, international organizations (regime complexity, domestic politics, political parties, collective memories), international and regional security (transatlantic relations, European security institutions, UN), and global ordering (norms, ideologies, strategies).


At the SPS Department, Prof. Hofmann will teach courses on international relations theory, international organization, and European security; at the Schuman Centre, she will be heading the Europe in the World research area in its Global Governance Programme.


Il Villino

Via Boccaccio 121
I-50133 Firenze

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 985/ 349 (Int. 2985)

Office: VL034

Administrative Assistants: 

[email protected] (RSC)

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Page last updated on 06 September 2021

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