I’m a Marie Curie Research Fellow affiliated with the BRICS Policy Centre and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. My fellowship is part of the PRIMO (Power and Region In a Multipolar Order) Research Network, with which I have also held a visiting researcher position at St Petersburg’s State University.

Current research looks at identity narratives in Russian foreign policy (including policy on overseas aid and trade), and Russian relations with and foreign policy relating to Latin America. Prior to joining PRIMO, I worked in government, most recently as an analyst of human rights and civil society issues in Russia and Ukraine, and the Ukraine conflict. I am interested in all things Russia (and Central Eurasia), and have a long-held commitment to human rights and social justice in the region.

My academic experience is interdisciplinary: I hold a Masters of Philosophy degree from St Antony’s College Oxford in Russian and East European Studies, and a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Leeds in International Development with Politics.