Carlotta M. Minnella

Research Fellow
Carlotta Minnella is a Research Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of IR theory, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Social Psychology. Her research has examined the effects of concerns for positive and negative social incentives such as image and shame in global governance regimes within the fields of human rights protection, counter-terrorism, and climate justice. Before joining the MPC, Carlotta was a Marie Skłodowska Curie Global Research Fellow at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, and at the University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari, where she investigated national security elites’ responses to shame in world politics in the United States and Israel:

At the Migration Policy Centre, Carlotta Minnella contributes to the project DYNAMIG, carrying out research on migration policy-making and elites’ understandings of migration decisions in the EU and EU member states.

Carlotta Minnella’s research has been funded by institutions such as the European Commission, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the University of Oxford, the START program at the University of Maryland, and the Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Research focus/Fields of interest: foreign policy analysis; elite decision-making; social psychology; national security.
Core discipline: international relations.