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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Gomez Arana research interests include several areas. She has published mainly on European Union External Relations towards other countries or group of countries in the Mediterranean and in Latin America. Dr. Gomez Arana has also developed in the last few years a particular focus on the connection between internal and external security matters in the European Union. In relation to Latin America, she has published on regional projects such as Mercosur or the Central American Common Market. In relation to Mediterranean countries, the countries studied include Morocco, and Syria (pre-Arab Spring).

After looking at different aspects of regional integration for over a decade, since 2016 she has researched the opposite trend paying special attention to the question of borders and the European Union in relation to Brexit, as well as Gibraltar, Libya and Catalonia. Dr. Gomez Arana is currently looking at sociopolitical and economic aspects of diplomacy and vacinnes in Latin America within the context of Covid-19. 

 

Keywords: European Union, Latin America, Mediterranean and Spanish Politics, International Relations, Regional (Des-)Integration and borders. 

Key Publications

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  • Conclusion: The more things change the more they stay the same?, Gomez Arana, M., Garcia, M. 22 Mar 2022, Latin America-European Union relations in the twenty-first century, Manchester University Press
  • Introduction, Gomez Arana, M., Garcia, M. 22 Mar 2022, Latin America-European Union relations in the twenty-first century, Manchester, Manchester University Press
  • Latin America and European Union relations in an interdependent world going through "deglobalisation", Gomez Arana, M. 22 Mar 2022, Latin America-European Union relations in the twenty-first century, Manchester, Manchester University Press
  • Latin America–European Union relations in the twenty-first century, Gomez Arana, M., Garcia, M. 22 Mar 2022
  • Interregionalismo y Acuerdos de Asociación UE-América Latina y el Caribe, Gomez Arana, A. 28 Sep 2021
  • Politics of discontent in Spain: the case of Vox and the Catalonian independence movement, Gomez Arana, A. 30 Sep 2021, In: Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
  • Spain and the European Union, Gomez Arana, A. 19 Nov 2020, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Oxford University Press
  • Borders: the case of Gibraltar, Gomez Arana, A. 2019
  • Brexit: ‘Revolt’ against the ‘elites’ or Trojan horse for more deregulation?, 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

Qualifications

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

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