Ilaria Carrozza

Senior Researcher

Research Interests

- Global South Politics

- Chinese foreign policy

- the African Peace and Security Architecture

-  International Sustainable Development

- the Belt and Road Initiative

- South-South cooperation

- Emerging powers


​Languages spoken:

Italian (native); English; Spanish; Chinese (fluent); Norwegian (intermediate); Portuguese; French (basic)

Work experience:

2019-: Project Coordinator, PRIO, Oslo

2016-2017: Associate Editor, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, London

2015-2017: Graduate Teaching Assistant, LSE, London

2015-2016: Editor & Director, Millennium: Journal of International Studies

2014-2015: Consultant, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok

2014-2015: Research Coordinator, LSE Africa Summit, London

Academic Visitorships:

2017, School of International Studies (SIS), Peking University, Beijing


2014-2019, PhD in International Relations, The London School of Economics and Political Science

2012-2013, MA in Chinese Studies (major in International Politics), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

2008-2011, BA in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Pisa 


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Recent Publications

Carrozza, Ilaria (2020) The Global South in Times of Crisis: A China–Africa Relations View, E-International Relations, 14 May.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Carrozza, Ilaria; Ida Danewid & Evelyn Pauls (2017) Introduction: Racialized Realities in World Politics, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 45(3).

Book Chapter

Carrozza, Ilaria (2019) China’s Multilateral Diplomacy in Africa: Constructing the Security-Development Nexus, in Johanson, Daniel; Jie Li; & Tsunghan Wu, eds, New Perspectives on China’s Relations with the World. Bristol, England: E-International Relations Publishing (142–158).

Non-refereed Journal Article

Carrozza, Ilaria (2015) Climate Finance in the Asia-Pacific Region: Trends and Innovative Approaches, Asia-Pacific Development Journal 22(2): 71–102.

Popular Article

Carrozza, Ilaria (2020) The Global South in Times of Crisis: A China–Africa Relations View, E-International Relations, 14 May.
Carrozza, Ilaria; Thorsten Benner; Vaclav Kopecky; Matej Šimalčík; Lucrezia Poggetti; Virgilio Bisio; Clark Fonda; Maria Adele Carrai & Tim Summers (2019) How Should Europe Handle Relations with China? A ChinaFile Conversation, ChinaFile, 8 April.
Carrozza, Ilaria (2018) Talking the China talk: China’s Africa discourse goes global, Asia Dialogue, 5 October.

PRIO Policy Brief

Rolandsen, Øystein H.; Ilaria Carrozza & Nicholas Marsh (2019) Small States’ Security Force Assistance in the Sahel: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges, PRIO Policy Brief, 13. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Carrozza, Ilaria (2018) China’s African Union diplomacy: challenges and prospects for the future, Policy Brief Series. London: LSE Global South Unit.