Monika de Silva

Doctoral Student

Department of Political
Visiting address
Sprängkullsgatan 19
41123 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 711
40530 Göteborg

About Monika de Silva


I am a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Gothenburg.

I received an Advanced MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy at the College of Europe (2020) and a Master of Law degree in the framework of interdisciplinary studies at the University of Warsaw (2019).

My professional experience includes traineeships at the European External Action Service, the Council of Europe and Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

I am a member of the Gender and Diplomacy project (GenDip) and the Centre for European Research (CERGU).


My dissertation explores the role that diplomats play in implementation of foreign policies and promotion of international gender norms.

My research interests include gender equality policies, policy implementation, international relations and law, and normative power.


I teach in the following courses: Swedish Politics in a Comparative Perspective, EU Practical Knowledge, EU in International Affairs. I also supervise students' theses.