Contact expert

Elena Korosteleva, Prof

Global Europe Centre, School of Politics and IR

Areas of Expertise

Country of residence

United Kingdom

Online Academic Profile

Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations


a regular contributor to BBC Russian service, Wales, Four, World, News; ITV, SKY, France 24, and national outlets in Eastern Europe. I am also contributing to the Conversation, LSE IDEAS, Dahrendorf blogs and multiple newspapers - please see my wikipage

Language Skills

  • Russian (native);
  • English (native);
  • Belarusian (conversational)
  • Polish (basic)
  • German (very basic)


Elena Korosteleva is Professor of International Politics, and Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics, School of Politics and IR, University of Kent. She is co-founder and co-Director of the Global Europe Centre at Kent, LSE Dahrendorf Professorial Fellow, and a Visiting Professor to the College of Europe, CIFE and BSU. Elena's main research interests include EU foreign policies and EU relations with the eastern neighbourhood, democracy promotion and democratisation. Amongst her recent monographs are The EU and its Eastern Neighbours: towards a more ambitious partnership (2014 paperback); EU Policies in the Eastern Neighbourhood: the practices perspective (2014, with M. Natorski and L. Simao); Eastern Partnership: towards a more ambitious partnership? (2012) - all published with Routledge.