Petya Alexandrova is Senior Analyst and Team Leader in Strategic Analysis at the European Union Agency for Asylum. Previously she was Lecturer in European Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford (UK). In 2015 and 2016 Petya was Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Political Science, Leibniz University Hannover (DE) and Visiting Lecturer at Jacobs University Bremen (DE). Petya's scientific interests within the areas of European and comparative politics, the dynamic relationship between different levels of governance (especially within the EU), agenda setting, political institutions, policy analysis and migration.
Petya is the Coordinator of the EU Policy Agendas Project. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of European Public Policy and a Fellow at the Montesquieu Institute in The Hague (NL).
In 2015 Petya undertook a project for the European Parliamentary Research Service, which resulted in an analysis of issue attention in the European Council during the van Rompuy Presidency and a public discussion on the topic in Brussels. In 2017 she carried out a follow-up project for the same institution.
Petya holds a PhD from the University of Leiden (NL, 2014). She received a MA degree (with distinction) in Contemporary European Studies [Euromasters] from the University of Bath (UK), Charles University Prague (CZ) and Humboldt University Berlin (DE) and a BA in International Politics and History from Jacobs University Bremen (DE). As a PhD researcher Petya received training at the Netherlands Institute of Government and the University of Limerick (IE). In 2018, she undertook a training on Strategic Foresight at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.