Daniela Irrera is Associate Professor of Political Science and IR at the University of Catania, where she teaches International Politics and Global civil society. She is currently President of the European Peace Research Association (EuPRA).
She has been Visiting Fellow at the Stony Brook University, New York; Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland; Fulbright Alumni at University of Delaware; Université Libre de Bruxelles; University of Oxford; New Bulgarian University, Sofia; Metropolitan University, Prague; Dogus University, Istanbul; Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun; Nanyang Technological University; National University Singapore.
Daniela has been recently awarded with a DAAD Fellowship at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and with a research grant at the European Union Center of Excellence, University of Alberta.
Daniela is Member of the executive committee of the Standing Group on Organised Crime, European Consortium for Political Research. She is part of several research projects funded by the EU under Jean Monnet Action, Lifelong Learning Programme, and Horizon 2020.
Daniela has extensively published in the areas of International Relations and EU politics, dealing with global terrorism, transnational organised crime, civil society and humanitarian affairs.