Mai’a Davis Cross

Biography

Dr. Mai’a K. Davis Cross researches issues of European integration, security, foreign policy, diplomacy, and public diplomacy. Her most recent book is “Security Integration in Europe: How Knowledge-based Networks are Transforming the European Union” (University of Michigan Press, 2011), which is the 2012 winner of the Best Book Prize from the University Association for Contemporary European Studies. This book examines how epistemic communities of diplomats, military officials, scientists, and crisis management experts in Europe promote EU security integration. She is also the author of a previous book, “The European Diplomatic Corps: Diplomats and International Cooperation from Westphalia to Maastricht” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). She has a forthcoming edited book entitled, “European Public Diplomacy: Soft Power at Work,” and is currently working on a new book project with the working title, “The Politics of Crisis in Europe.”  She has also published numerous articles and book chapters. Professor Cross holds a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University, and a bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University. In 2009, she was a Fulbright fellow as well as a visiting fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies. She was the recipient of the 2011 USC Parents Association Steven B. Sample Teaching and Mentoring Award.

Research Interests

European Union, epistemic communities, diplomacy, public diplomacy, European security & cooperation, integration, transnational networks, soft power, smart power, EU crises

Selected Publications

BOOKS

 Security Integration in Europe: How Knowledge-based Networks are Transforming the European Union, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011 (hardback), 2013 (paperback).

2012 Best Book Prize from the University Association for Contemporary European Studies

The European Diplomatic Corps: Diplomats and International Cooperation from Westphalia to Maastricht, Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

 EDITED BOOK

(in press) European Public Diplomacy: Soft Power at Work, (co-edited with Jan Melissen), Series in Global Public Diplomacy, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, November 7, 2013 pub date.

 ARTICLES

 “The Military Dimension of European Security: An Epistemic Community Approach.” September 2013. Millennium 42(1).

“A European Transgovernmental Intelligence Network and the Role of IntCen,” September 2013. Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 14(3).

“Rethinking Epistemic Communities Twenty Years Later.” 2013. Review of International Studies, 39(1): 137-160 (online April 2012).

“Identity Politics and European Integration.” 2012. Comparative Politics, 44(2): 229-246.

“Europe, A Smart Power?” 2011. International Politics, 48(6): 691-706.

“Building a European Diplomacy: Recruitment & Training to the EEAS.” 2011. European Foreign Affairs Review, 16(4): 447-464.

“Cooperation by Committee: The EU Military Committee and the Committee for Civilian Crisis Management.” 2010. Occasional Paper, no. 82.  Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies, pp. 1-38.

Also translated into French for an edited book: “La coopération par comité. Le Comité militaire de l’UE et le Comité pour la gestion civile des crises,” in Grégory Boutherin et Emmanuel Goffi (eds), L’Europe et sa defense. Paris:  éditions Choiseul, 2011. pp. 97-124.

“An EU Homeland Security? Sovereignty vs. Supranational Order.” 2007. European Security, 16(1): 79-97.

 BOOK CHAPTERS

(in press) “Transatlantic Cultural Diplomacy,” in Raphaela Henze and Gernot Wolfram (eds), Exporting Culture in a Global World, Springer VS, 2015.

(in press) “Epistemic Communities and the Transnational Network Approach to EU Diplomacy and Security Policy,” in Maciej Wilga and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski (eds), New Approaches to EU Foreign Policy, Routledge Advances in European Politics, London: Routledge, 2014.

“Sustainable Diplomacy in the European Union,” in Costas M. Constantinou and James Der Derian (eds), Sustainable Diplomacies, Studies and Diplomacy and International Relations, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.  pp. 192-212.

“A European Epistemic Community of Diplomats,” in Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman (eds), The Diplomatic Corps as an Institution of International Society, Studies in Diplomacy and International Relations, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. pp. 223-245.

Teaching

TBA