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Associate Professor, School of Geography, University of Nottingham

Dr Swain studies the geography of post-soviet Europe. Through a focus on the Ukrainian economy his work examines the ways economic practices, discourses and identities are forged, aligned and stabilised thereby influencing the comparative economic performance of regional economies. This work is complemented by historical research on British geographies of the Soviet bloc during the Cold War.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham