Ayana Dootalieva

Ayana Dootalieva

Research Interests

Ayana Dootalieva joined the MA program in Fall 2019. Her research interests include EU-US relations, rule of law, EU identity, federalism, EU foreign affairs, EU law, international trade, and democratization.

Ayana was elected by her classmates to be their Department Representative in the Arts & Sciences Graduate Council for Academic Year 2019-2020.

Ayana graduated in October 2020 and is currently a legal researcher at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) (Brussels, Belgium).

MA Thesis

On European Identity: Values, Citizenship, and the Idea of Europe
Advisor: Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti


  • MA in European History, Politics, and Society - Columbia University, 2020
  • Master of Laws - Ghent University
  • Bachelor of Laws - Ghent University

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2020 - MA Student Service Distinction, European Institute
  • 2020 - Thesis Fieldwork Grant, European Institute