An Jacobs is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations with teaching and leadership responsibilities at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She also supervises PhD students.
An is the Course Leader for the MA International Relations Distance Learning Course, and the Module Leader for various online and taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules. She teaches on subjects related to International Security, Security Studies, Peacebuilding, EU Foreign Policy, and International Relations in Theory and Practice.
Before joining the Department in September 2019, An Jacobs held the position of Senior Lecturer in Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst for over five years. She has operational experience working as a Political Advisor in the EU Rule of Law Mission EULEX in Kosovo for two years, and has furthermore held positions at the Center for Security Studies (ETH Zurich) and Maastricht University (NL). She has conducted fieldwork in the Balkans, Ukraine, Uganda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and she has taught at military academies in Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East and South America.
An's research interests include operational and institutional aspects of peacebuilding, security sector reform, the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defence Policy, African security issues, military education, and education as a peacebuilding tool.