Dr. Ieva Giedraitytė

Research areas
European Studies
International Relations

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Ieva Giedraitytė, MA in Latin American Studies (Barcelona University, 2010) and PhD candidate in Political Science (Vilnius University, 2021) has eight years of experience in research and teaching. Her research insterests are EU external action, Latin American studies (focus on Central America), and development cooperation.

Ieva spent several years working as a trainee for different EU development cooperation bodies (DG DEVCO and in the EU Delegation in Honduras).

Ieva is also a member of the European Studies master programme study committee and participates in the ARQUS network, working on a joint European Studies master programme.

Selected Publications

  1. Presentation “El Triángulo Norte: ¿democracia decadente o la democracia que nunca fue?”, workshop “Desconsolidación de Democracia en America Latina”, Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagelonian University, Krakow, Poland, 2021.
  2. Presentation „Good Neighbor and Bad Neighbor? Differentiation in the EU and US Southern Neighborhood Strategies 2014-2017“, Winter Training School – Images of Europe at Times of Global Challenges, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 2019.
  3. Presentation „From the migration crisis to the migration crisis: five years of the US Strategy for Engagement in Central America“, International seminars on Latin America, Lublin, Poland, 2019.
  4. Presentation „Good Neighbor-Bad Neighbor? US and EU´s Regional Strategies after the Migration Crisis“ European Workships in International Studies, Krakow, Poland, 2019.
  5. Presentation „Good Neighbor Bad Neighbor? Comparison of the US and the EU Southern Neighborhood strategies“ European Union Studies Association Biannual Conference, Denver, USA, 2019.
  6. Presentation „From the migration crisis to the migration crisis: five years of the US Strategy for Engagement in Central America“, Latin American Studies Conference, Lublin, Poland, 2018.

Courses taught

Security and Sustainable Development

Latin American Studies

EU External Relations

Rising Regions of the World

Contemporary EU Challenges

Research interests

Latin American Studies

EU External Action



Giedraityte, I. (2019) “Empire, Leadership or Hegemony: US Strategies towards the Northern Triangle Countries in the 21st Century”, Anuario Latinoamericano Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales, vol. 7, pp. 175–192.

Giedraityte, I. (2018) “Mars and Venus in Action? The US and EU’s foreign relations strategies in academic discourse”, Baltic Journal of Political Science, 0(7-8), pp. 27-44.

Andrius Tursa, Ieva Giedraitytė, Elma Paulauskaitė, Marius Pranskūnas (2019). ‘Study on employment models within the social economy and their role in including persons with disabilities into the labour market and society’. European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR) and European Assocation of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD).