Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
Kataryna Wolczuk
Contact information
+44 121 4146356


Kataryna Wolczuk is reader in Politics and International Studies at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES), University of Birmingham. She holds an MA in Law from the University of Gdansk, Poland, an MSocSc and a PhD from University of Birmingham. She has been a director and deputy director of CREES and has had academic positions at University of Florence (Italy), Uppsala University (Sweden) and University of Lucerne (Switzerland). She has extensive experience of working with international organizations, think-tanks, governments and international media and has travelled extensively to the post-Soviet countries. She frequently contributes to conferences and events related to the Eastern Partnership, Eurasian integration as well as Ukrainian domestic and foreign policies.


  • Relations between the EU and the post-Soviet states
  • EU’s policy in the Eastern neighbourhood
  • The Eurasian Economic Union and its implications for EU's eastern policy
  • Politics of Ukraine


2003-presentSenior Lecturer/Reader, University of Birmingham
2002-03Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute Florence
1995-96Research Associate, University of Birmingham


Broadcast experience

Extensive experience with UK and international media


  • Polish – broadcast standard
  • Ukrainian – broadcast standard
  • Russian – not for broadcast
  • R. Dragneva & K. Wolczuk, Ukraine between the EU and Russia: The Integration Challenge (Basingstoke, 2015)
  • R. Dragneva and K.Wolczuk (eds) Eurasian Economic Integration: Law, Policy, and Politics (Chelthenham, 2013)
  • L. Delcour & K. Wolczuk 'Spoiler or facilitator of democratization?: Russia's role in Georgia and Ukraine', Democratization, 22(3), 2015
  • R. Dragneva and K.Wolczuk ‘The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and the Challenges of Inter-regionalism’, Review of Central and East European Law, 39 (3-4), 2014
  • R. Dragneva and K.Wolczuk ‘Trade and Geopolitics: should the EU engage with the Eurasian Economic Union’, Policy Brief, European Policy Centre, Brussels, April 2015