International Advisory Board

Elena A. Korosteleva

Elena A. Korosteleva

Director Global Europe Centre, University of Kent

Professor Elena Korosteleva is an academic researcher and principal investigator focusing on democratisation and the politics of Europe. She is an expert on the politics of Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova; as well as academic expert on the European External Action Service (EEAS), European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and Eastern Partnership (EaP). Professor Korosteleva holds doctoral degrees from the University of Bath and the Belarusian State University Minsk and was previously British Academy postdoctoral research fellow at Glasgow University. Professor Korosteleva is currently Jean Monnet Chair and Professor of International Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent. She joined the School in 2012, after successfully leading the Centre for European Studies at Aberystwyth University. Elena Korosteleva is member of executive committees for BASEES and CEELBAS, and a co-founder of EPAC. She regularly advises the European Commission, European Parliament and national governments of the EaP region. She is a regular media commentator for BBC, ITV, France24 and Sky News. Her research interests include EU foreign policies with an emphasis on the Eastern Partnership Initiative (EaP), and the External Action Service (EEAS); EU governance, EU-Russia relations, democracy and democracy promotion. Professor Korosteleva is a co-founder and Director (Professional Studies) of the Global Europe Centre at Kent. The GEC offers a unique framework for research-led inter-disciplinary and cross-site (Brussels and Canterbury) multi-user collaboration.