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.