Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability, 2012 – University of Exeter, UK, and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy.

Master’s Degree in International Relations and Human Rights, 2007 – University of Torino, Italy.

Bachelor Degree in International Studies, 2005 – University of Torino, Italy.

Biographical Information

Giulia Daniele is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centro de Estudos Internacionais of the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-IUL) and Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) of the University of East London (UEL). After obtaining her Bachelor Degree in International Studies (2005) and Master’s Degree in International Relations and Human Rights (2007) at the University of Torino, she completed her Ph.D. in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability under a co-tutelle agreement between the University of Exeter (UK) and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italy) in April 2012. In her doctoral thesis she analyses the interconnection existing between the paradigms of ‘women’s politics’, ‘recognition and reconciliation’ and ‘ethno-nationalism’, combining a study on women’s political activism in Palestine/Israel with feminist theorizations of gender constructions and peace building in a conflict environment characterised by struggling ethnic, national, religious and class differences. Since 2005 she has conducted fieldwork research in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Israel and Tunisia. She also acquired useful experience with her involvement in the International Election Observation Mission for the Palestinian elections in January 2006, in the international cooperation project called EPIC (European, Palestinian and Israeli Cities for Health and Social Partnership) sponsored by the World Health Organization in December 2006, and when she was a research intern at the Office of the Vice President of the European Parliament in Brussels in Autumn 2008.  Her main research interests broadly cover the following fields: Middle East politics (focusing on Palestine/Israel), women’s political activism in the Middle East and North Africa, social movements, gender and feminist studies, conflict resolution and ethno-national narratives. Her first book is entitled Women, Reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Road Not Yet Taken (Routledge, 2014).

Key Publications

Daniele, Giulia (2014). Women, Reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Road Not Yet Taken. London and New York: Routledge. (ISBN 978-0-415-72245-2)

Daniele, Giulia (2014). “Tunisian Women’s Activism After the January 14 Revolution: Looking Within and Towards the Other Side of the Mediterranean”, Journal of International Women’s Studies, 15 (2), 16-32. (ISSN 1539-8706)

Daniele, Giulia (2014). “Women’s Political Movements in the West Bank and Israel: Challenging Perspectives from Within”, Fe Dergi, 5 (2), 20-25, Center for Women’s Studies (KASAUM) – University of Ankara. (ISSN 1309-128X)

Daniele, Giulia (2013). “Challenging Ethno-National Narratives in Palestine/Israel: Interconnections between Past and Present”, Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History. Journal of Fondazione CDEC, 5 (ISSN 2037-741X)

Daniele, Giulia (2012). “Un unico stato israelo-palestinese: l’inseguimento di un’utopia (A Single Israeli-Palestinian State: Just a Utopia?)”, in Ester Fano (a cura di), Germi di non violenza in acque agitate. Roma: Ediesse Edizioni (ISBN 88-230-1668-2)


Daniele, G. (2016) "Looking for a new legitimacy: internal challenges within the Israeli Left", Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought, 6 (3), 470-486.

Daniele, G. (2015) "Israël-Palestine : le militantisme féminin dans le conflit", In Aurélie Leroy État des résistances dans le Sud. Mouvements de femmes, CETRI, Syllepse. ISBN: 978-2-84950-481-9.