Dr Elisa Lopez Lucia is a researcher at the Political Science Department of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She was previously a researcher at the University of Birmingham’s International Development Department and at the University of Warwick. She has also worked at the French Ministry of Defence and the EU’s Directorate-General for External Relations.
She is a member of the steering committee of the West African Peace and Security Network (WAPSN). Her work focusses on regional security practices in West Africa, the role of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union in the Sahel region. She is also interested in the links between security policies and the construction and reconfiguration of regional spaces.