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Russell Foster, Dr

University of Amsterdam, European Studies

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Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


Dr. Foster is a specialist in European integration and identity in the European Union. He has served as an academic advisor for citizens' groups and Dutch media.

Language Skills

  • English (Fluent)
  • French (Basic)
  • German (Basic)


Dr. Foster has a research background in History, International Politics, Geography, and European Studies from the University of Cambridge, Newcastle University, Virginia Tech, the University of Amsterdam, and King's College London. His work specialises on issues of legitimacy and identity surrounding European expansion and integration. His most recent book, 'Tabula Imperii Europa: Mapping European Empire', was published with Routledge in 2015. He is currently writing a book on European identity in the aftermath of the Eurozone and migration crises.