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Kasia Kaczmarska

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, The University of Edinburgh

Katarzyna (Kasia) Kaczmarska joined the School of Social and Political Science in 2019 from Aberystwyth University where she was a Marie Curie Fellow in the Department of International Politics. Her individual research project enquired into the links between academic knowledge about international relations and expert advice on foreign policy in Russia. Within the project’s framework, she spent two years conducting fieldwork in Moscow and St Petersburg. In Russia, she was affiliated with St Petersburg State University. She guest-lectured at the Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg, taught at Aberystwyth University and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.

Kasia’s research interests centre on knowledge construction among scholars and practitioners of international politics. She is a keen observer of the post-Soviet region with special reference to Russia's domestic politics and its relations with the world. Kasia is the author of Making Global Knowledge in Local Contexts: The Politics of International Relations and Policy Advice in Russia, Routledge, 2020:

Kasia teaches International Relations theory and Russia's foreign and security policy.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh