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Teaching Fellow in Politics and IR, Aston University

Victoria Hudson is a Teaching Associate at the University of Aston, having previously taught at the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester. She completed her PhD, entitled ‘A Study of the Civilisational Aspect of Russian Soft Power in Contemporary Ukraine’ in 2013 at the University of Birmingham.

In addition to engagement with the relevant bodies of IR and critical security theory, the thesis also demanded a significant tranche of fieldwork to be completed in-country, which entailed conducting surveys and focus groups across four cities of Ukraine, in addition to expert interviews in Moscow.

During her PhD, Victoria also spent an extremely fruitful time at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, within the framework of the ESRC’s Overseas Institutional Visit initiative. Prior to continuing her post-graduate studies, Victoria was employed in a research capacity in the private sector.


  • 2012–present
    Teaching Fellow in Politics and IR, University of Birmingham
  • 2013–present
    Teaching / Research Associate in Politics and IR, Aston University


  • 2013 
    University of Birmingham, PhD Russian Studies
  • 2008 
    University of Birmingham, MA Russian Studies (Research Training)
  • 2003 
    University of Wales, Aberystwyth, MScEcon Security Studies
  • 2002 
    Aston University, BSc German and European Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2009
    PhD Studentship
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