Ekaterina joined the University of Exeter as Lecturer in British Politics following earlier tenures at Swansea University and the University of Exeter. She was awarded a PhD in Politics by the University of Nottingham in 2015, as well as a Candidate in World History degree from Tomsk State University (Russia).
Ekaterina's research focuses on religion and politics and on political representation in Britain. The former includes her forthcoming book (co-authored with Dr Stuart Fox) on religion and Euroscepticism in Britain and a series of blogs and previous articles looking into the effects of religion on political behaviours and on political representation of religious communities. the latter stretch from exploring role model effect and symbolic representation of women and ethnic minorities to studying substantive religious representation in the UK Parliament and issues relating to accountability and political attitudes.