Dr Daniele Saracino

Lecturer (DAAD)
Department of Government
Dr Daniele Saracino
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 876307

  • Location

    5B.106, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Thursdays, 13.00 - 15.00



Before I joined the Department of Government as DAAD lecturer, I was a postdoctoral researcher and research associate at the Department for Political Science and Sociology at the University of Bonn (Germany). In my dissertation, I developed a concept of solidarity and addressed the question of solidarity in the asylum system of the European Union, including a closer look on the so-called refugee crisis. After receiving my doctorate in 2019, I took a one-and-half-year sabbatical. I have led research projects on migration governance in Southern Africa as well as on the migratory movements from Africa to Europe during the Arab Spring. My research and teaching focuses on the European Union’s political system and functioning, its asylum and border control policies, and the salient questions of solidarity and the rule of law. Germany’s political system and the country’s role in the EU are also within my area of expertise.


  • Dr. phil. University of Bonn,


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Department of Government, University of Essex (1/9/2021 - present)

Other academic

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn (1/4/2021 - 31/8/2021)

  • Research Associate, Institute for Political Science and Sociology, University of Bonn (1/10/2013 - 30/9/2019)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • The European Union: Institutions and Policies (GV271)

  • German Politics (GV383)

  • Career Portfolio (GV711)


Journal articles (2)

Saracino, D., (2018). Solidaritätsbrüche in der europäischen Asylpolitik. Zeitschrift für Politik. 65 (3), 283-302

Saracino, D., (2014). Dimensionen europäischer Solidarität: Die Antwort der EU auf die Migrationsbewegungen über das Mittelmeer während des »Arabischen Frühlings«. Zeitschrift für Politik. 61 (1), 22-41

Books (2)

Saracino, D., (2019). Solidarität in der Asylpolitik der Europäischen Union. Springer-Verlag. 3658279974. 9783658279974

Hilz, W. and Saracino, D., (2017). Nordic Perspectives on the European Asylum System The cases of Sweden and Finland. 3828839983. 9783828839984

+44 (0) 1206 876307


5B.106, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Thursdays, 13.00 - 15.00