Lara Klossek is a PhD candidate at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), under the supervision of Prof. Esther Barbé. Her PhD is conducted within the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network on explaining global India. She holds a Master’s degree in South Asian Studies with a focus on Political Science and History from the University of Heidelberg and a B.A. degree in Political Science and South Asian Studies from the University of Heidelberg. Her thesis will examine the making of EU foreign policy towards India, which corresponds with her prior research interests in Indian politics and International Relations theory.