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Postdoctoral research associate, University of Oxford

Liana Semchuk received her Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Oxford, Nuffield College. She specializes in contemporary eastern European politics and post-Soviet economy. Her doctoral dissertation explored economic origins of the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine against the backdrop of vested interests of financial-industrial groups in Ukraine. Additionally, Liana closely follows and writes about contemporary political developments in Russia and Belarus, as well as in Central Asia.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Politics, University of Oxford


  • 2016 
    University of Oxford, MPhil Comparative Government