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Dr Arantza Gomez Arana

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Sciences

Dr Arantza Gomez Arana joined Northumbria University as a Senior Lecturer in International Relations in May 2020. She has previously taught at different universities, and in 2015 she was a visiting lecturer at Bamberg University as part of the Erasmus+ staff mobility programme.

She is currently a supervisor of several PhD students, and welcomes potential doctoral proposals in several research areas, including projects with interdisciplinary approaches.

Arantza is currently a Trustee and Elected Committee Member of UACES (2019-2022) and was previously a Co-convener of BISA European Security Working Group (2018-2020).

She has experience as a research assistant and research associate in several projects funded by the European Commission. She has also received external funding for different projects and welcomes potential collaborations in several research areas.

 Arantza’s list of publications can be found on Google Scholar as well as well as on ORCID

Arantza Gomez Arana


  • Politics PhD November 28 2012
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2019

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Spain and the European Union, Gomez Arana, A. 19 Nov 2020, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Oxford University Press
  • Borders, Gomez Arana, A. 2019
  • Brexit, Gomez Arana, A., Rowe, J., de Ruyter, A., Semmens-Wheeler, R., Hill, K. 1 Dec 2019, In: Economic and Labour Relations Review
  • EU identity in a Westphalian and multicultural context, Gómez Arana, A. 27 Feb 2019, In: Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto
  • Framing the EU global strategy: A stronger Europe in a fragile world, Gomez Arana, A. 2 Jan 2019, In: European Security
  • The EU and the migration crisis: reinforcing a security-based approach to migration?, Carrera, S., Santos Vara, J., Strik, T., Gomez Arana, A. 14 Jun 2019, Constitutionalising the External Dimensions of EU Migration Policies in Times of Crisis, Edward Elgar
  • Justice and Home Affairs: the case of Gibraltar, Gomez Arana, A. 2018, Brexit and Internal Security Political and Legal concerns in the context of the future UK-EU Relationship, Palgrave
  • The EU and Latin America: A real security and development nexus or a superficial one?, Arana, A. 23 Nov 2017, The Routledge Handbook of Justice and Home Affairs Research, Taylor & Francis
  • The European Union's Policy Towards Mercosur : Responsive Not Strategic, Gomez Arana, A. 2017
  • The European union and the central American common market sign an association agreement, Gomez Arana, A. 1 Feb 2015, In: European Foreign Affairs Review

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