Faculty and Staff

Eva-Maria Maggi

Eva-Maria Maggi

Email: eva.maggi@mso.umt.edu
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Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Montana

Lecturer, University of Arizona


University of Montana

PSCI 320 Politics in the Middle East       Winter 2017


University of Arizona

POL 559A, Democracy Promotion in the Middle East          Fall & Spring 2015, Summer 2014

POL 557A, Politics of Cyber Security                                Spring & Summer 2016

POL/GER 495 German Politics                                         Spring 2015, 2016                      

POL 452 Politics in the European Union                            Fall 2014, 2015, 2016 & Spring 2014

Personal Summary

Dr. Eva-Maria Maggi teaches topics on European politics and international security at the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.  Her primary research interests are the European Union in world politics especially in the Middle East and North Africa and security issues within transatlantic relations. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed books and journals and her book The Will of Change: European Neighborhood Policy, institutional change and domestic actors in Morocco is forthcoming with Springer VS this fall. Before teaching for University of Montana and Arizona, she was a visiting scholar at the Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle and a Ph.D. student at Helmut-Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany. She was awarded travel and research grants by German Academic Exchange Service, European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado - Boulder, Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, Friends and Supporters of the Helmut-Schmidt University and the German Marshall Fund. One of her favorite in-class teaching tools are policy simulations that she developed at the UW’s European Union Center of Excellence and are being used by over a dozen university faculty across the U.S. today. When she is not teaching at SGPP or publishing on the EU’s role in the world, she enjoys the outdoors with her family either on horseback or mountain bike but also on a hike or climb.


2014                    PhD, Political Science, Helmut-Schmidt-University, Germany

2008                     MA, Political Science, Sociology and Law, Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen, Germany

2004                     BA, Political Science, Sociology and Law, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Research Interests

Comparative politics: European Union and Europe, Middle East and North Africa, democracy promotion

International relations: international organizations and institutions, cyber security, transatlantic relations 

Field of Study

Comparative Politics  & International Relations, Europe, Middle East, United States

Selected Publications

The will of change: European integration, domestic actors, and institutional change in Morocco, Springer VS, 2016.



The will of change: European integration, domestic actors, and institutional change in Morocco, Springer VS, 2016.


Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters


with Jakob Horst, Annette Jünemann et al, Logics of Action in the Euro-Mediterranean Political Space: An introduction to the Analytical Framework, Annette Jünemann, Jakob Horst and Delf Rothe (ed.), Euro-Med Relations after the Arab Spring : Persistence in Times of Change, Ashgate, 1-20.

Learning to change: Logics of policy reform in Morocco, Annette Jünemann, Jakob Horst and Delf Rothe (ed.), Euro-Med Relations after the Arab Spring : Persistence in Times of Change, Ashgate, 21-38.

2012                     T

he Moment of Truth: How the EU can build the ground for lasting environmental policy change in Morocco, IEP Policy Briefs on Enlargement and Neighborhood, no. 6, June 1.

A Leopard Can(Not) Change Its Spots: Promoting Environmental Policy in Morocco, Katrin Böttger and Tanja Börzel (ed.), Policy Change in the EU's Immediate Neighbourhood: A Sectoral Approach, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 145-162.


Other articles and book chapters


with Annette Jünemann: The End of External Democracy Promotion? The logic of action in building the Union for the Mediterranean, L’Europe en formation, no. 356, 109-124.

with Katrin Böttger: German perceptions, Sait Aksit, Üstun Senyuva and Cigdem Özgehan (ed.): Turkey Watch – EU member states perceptions on Turkey’s Accession to the EU, Center for European Studies, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, 32-44.


Das Schaf im Wolfspelz: Die Mittelmeerpolitik als Alternative zum Beitritt?, Gerald Sander and Ingo Wetter (ed.), Die Europäische Union und die Türkei: Chancen und Herausforderungen eines Beitritts, Kovac, Hamburg, 179-208. (The European Union and Turkey: Chances and Challenges of Accession)

Book reviews


Mattelaer, Alexander, The Politico-Military Dynamics of European Crisis Response Operations : Planning, Friction, Strategy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.  in European Studies Association Review, 27/2.


Katrin Böttger, Die Entstehung und Entwicklung der Europäischen Nachbarschaftspolitik – Akteure und Koalitionen, Nomos, in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 41/4, 770-772.


In the news


Arizona Daily Star, Brexit one week after: the good, the bad, the ugly, op-ed.


National Public Radio (NPR), Asylum policy in the EU, Interview, Market Place, November 20.

Europe’sWorld Magazine, The Arab Spring, Europe, and the Middle East: everything changes to stay the same, October 9. 

Focus Area:

International Relations and Comparative Politics


University of Montana

University of Arizona