Sarah Delputte is Post-Doctoral Assistant at the Centre for EU Studies (CEUS), and a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at Ghent University. Her teaching and research interests concern the external policies of the European Union and specifically its international development and climate change policies as well as its interregional relations with Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).
Sarah Delputte has conducted research on EU’s coordinator role in development policy, the Europeanisation of the EU’s development policies, the parliamentary cooperation between the EU and the ACP regions, the normative distinctiveness of the EU, the trade-development nexus and the climate-development nexus in the EU context. She is also co-supervising four PhD projects relating to these topics. She has extensive field research experience in Sub-Sahara Africa, including in Tanzania, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ghana and Niger. Her research has been published in various edited volumes and international journals. She is also a member of the Board of the Africa Platform of Ghent University Association.
At UNU-CRIS she supervised (together with Prof. Sebastian Oberthür, VUB-IES) the PADIRE project on parliamentary deliberation on climate change in the EU’s interregional relations.