Iulia-Sabina Joja is a DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, where she researches Black Sea security. Iulia will be teaching European security as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. She is a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a contributor to War on the Rocks and The American Interest.
Iulia served as adviser to the Romanian Presidency and as deputy project manager at NATO Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia. She has also worked with the Romanian delegation to the United Nations in New York, the European Parliament and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has been a visiting scholar at the Center of Military History and Social Sciences of the German Armed Forces in Potsdam/Berlin. She has lectured at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.
Iulia defended her PhD thesis on Romania’s strategic culture—published by Columbia University Press in 2019—and holds an MA in International Conflict Studies from King’s College London War Studies Department. She did her Bachelor degree in Political Science and International Relations at Freie Universität Berlin and the National School of Political and Administrative Studies Bucharest. Her research areas include Black Sea and Transatlantic security and defense, strategic cultures and foreign policy analysis.