Lucia Ragazzi is a research fellow for the Africa Programme at ISPI. Before joining ISPI, she worked as a project manager at the University of Liège, as an editor and independent researcher at the African Studies Centre Leiden, and as a project officer in the development sector. She has been a Blue Book trainee at DG INTPA in Brussels, working in the unit Strategic Partnerships EU-ACP and EU-African Union. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Pavia and a Master’s degree in Relation and Institutions of Africa from the University of Naples "l'Orientale". Her research interests include African politics and international relations.