Ilaria Carrozza

Senior Researcher

Research Interests

I am a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), where I work on China's foreign policy; artificial intelligence as a frontier of US-China competition; the ethics of algorithms; dual-use technology; the Digital Silk Road; and the security assistance provided to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. My broader research interests include China’s engagement in Africa and Asia, the Belt and Road Initiative, and South-South cooperation. Prior to joining PRIO, I was the editor of Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Vol. 45, and I worked as a consultant at the UNESCAP in Bangkok, where I led a project on sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. I have a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a MA in Chinese Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies.


​Languages spoken:

Italian (native); English; Spanish; Chinese (fluent); Norwegian (intermediate); Portuguese; French (basic)

Work experience:

2020-: Senior Researcher

2019-2020: Project Coordinator, PRIO, Oslo

2016-2017: Associate Editor, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, London

2015-2017: Graduate Teaching Assistant, LSE, London

2015-2016: Editor & Director, Millennium: Journal of International Studies

2014-2015: Consultant, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok

2014-2015: Research Coordinator, LSE Africa Summit, London

Academic Visitorships:

2017, School of International Studies (SIS), Peking University, Beijing


2014-2019, PhD in International Relations, The London School of Economics and Political Science

2012-2013, MA in Chinese Studies (major in International Politics), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

2008-2011, BA in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Pisa 


The following publications are specific to the PRIO CCC Centre. A more complete list is available at

All Publications

PRIO Policy Brief

Carrozza, Ilaria & Marie Sandnes (2021) Studying Diversity in European Academia: Transparency and Access to Syllabi on African Politics, Peace and Conflict, PRIO Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.

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