Carlotta Minnella is a Departmental Lecturer in International Relations (St. John’s College). She holds a DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, a Master’s Degree with first class honours in International Security from Sciences Po Paris, a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy from SIOI, Rome, and a Bachelor’s Degree with first class Honours from the University of Trieste, Italy. She has held research fellowships at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University and at the START research programme on terrorism at the University of Maryland. Prior to returning to Oxford, Carlotta was an associate lecturer in International Relations at the Department of Politics at the University of York.
Carlotta’s research focuses on theories of international cooperation and socio-psychological incentives to international security regime participation, specifically in the field of multilateral counter-terrorist cooperation. In particular, she is interested in counter-terrorist financing, anti-money laundering, sanctions, human rights, and in countering violent extremism (CVE) policies. She also looks at the effects of shame on state compliance with international norms.
She is currently working on a monograph, based on her doctoral thesis. This research, which has received the support of Oxford and Harvard Universities, of the U.S. Homeland Security Department, of the Italian Central Bank, and of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, develops a theoretical approach to image in international relations in order to explain unlikely cases of cooperation in world politics.
International Cooperation, Socialisation in International Relations Theory, Social Influence, International Institutions, Emotions and Behaviour, Counter-Terrorism, Global Homeland Security Governance, the United Nations.Political Theory International cooperation International organisations International relations International security
Carlotta gives tutorials in the three undergraduate International Relations papers: the International Relations Core paper, International Relations in the Era of Two World Wars and International Relations in the Era of the Cold War. She also teaches on the MPhil in International Relations core course, and has lectured on War and Peace Studies, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, Qualitative Research Methods, and International Organization.