Gerda Raissar

Research Topic:

Why do EU member states cooperate in foreign policy? Explaining cooperation on sanctions
International Relations Network
St Antony's College
DPhil International Relations

I'm a DPhil candidate in International Relations at St Antony's College, the University of Oxford. My research focuses on foreign policy cooperation in the EU, specifically sanctions. 

Prior to starting my DPhil, I completed a BSocSc (Hons) in Politics and International Relations at the University of Manchester and an MPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford. My MPhil thesis studied EU cooperation on economic sanctions against Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis in 2014. My DPhil thesis builds on this research.


My research interests include:

  • international cooperation

  • international organisations

  • international norms

  • EU foreign policy

  • sanctions


I teach undergraduates in the following IR papers:

  • International Relations (214)

  • International Relations in the Era of the Cold War (213)