Sara Fregonese


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PhD Geography (Newcastle)
MA Mediterranean Cooperation(Ca' Foscari University, Venice)
BA Oriental Languages and Cultures (Ca' Foscari University, Venice)


Dr Fregonese is a political geographer with a background in Middle Eastern Studies. Her research is about the relations between geopolitics, security and urban space, with a specific focus in urban conflict and (counter)terrorism.


Dr Fregonese's post-doctoral research as Principal Investigator has been supported by: 

2021-2024: Economic and Social Research Council (Open Resarch Area)
Atmospheres of (counter)terrorism in European cities (

2011-2012: British Academy Small Research Grant
Views from the Holiday Inn. War, urban landscape, and memory in Beirut

2009-2012: British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Geographical Perspectives on War and Cities: the case of Beirut.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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