Portrait of Dr Olga Burlyuk

Dr Olga Burlyuk

Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at the Centre for EU Studies, Ghent University


Dr Olga Burlyuk is a Visiting Lecturer at the Brussels School of International Studies, teaching modules on EU Politics and Governance and Foreign Policy Analysis. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) at the Centre for EU Studies, Ghent University, and a Visiting Lecturer at the College of Europe (Bruges campus), where she teaches a module on EU Cultural Diplomacy. She was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (Spring term, 2019) and made a short research stay at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent, with a dissertation on EU rule of law promotion in Ukraine. She has previously obtained master degrees in European Studies (Maastricht University) and Law (National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy).   

Research interests

Dr Olga Burlyuk does research on Europe’s external relations, with a focus on EU efforts to transform third states and societies through the promotion of democracy, the rule of law and human rights, trade, development cooperation and cultural interaction. While her research is rooted in  European studies and international relations, it is also situated within development studies, legal studies, cultural policy studies and area studies – Eastern Europe, Eurasia/post-Soviet space, Ukraine and Russia being the geographic area of her research interest and expertise. She is currently working on a monograph on culture in EU external relations and edits a volume on migrant academics’ narratives of precarity in the Global North (with Prof. Ladan Rahbari). Olga is also writing an (auto)ethnographic book on motherhood. 



Koch, D.-J. & O. Burlyuk (2020). Bounded policy learning? EU efforts to anticipate unintended consequences in conflict minerals legislation. Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 27, Issue 10, pp. 1441-1462. [open access]

Burlyuk, O. & G. Noutcheva (Eds.) (2019). Unintended consequences of EU external action (Routledge). [partly open access]

Burlyuk, O. (2019). Fending off a triple inferiority complex in academia: an autoethnography. Journal of Narrative Politics, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 28-50. [open access]

Musliu, V. & O. Burlyuk (2019). Imagining Ukraine. From history and myths to Maidan protests. East European Politics and Societies. Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 631-655.

Shapovalova, N. & O. Burlyuk (Eds.) (2018). Civil society in post-Euromaidan Ukraine: From revolution to consolidation (ibidem-Verlag & Columbia University Press). 

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