Dr Maria Mälksoo
Senior Lecturer in International Security
Brussels School of International Studies
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Maria Mälksoo is Senior Lecturer in International Security. In 2016/2017, she teaches the modules Foreign Policy Analysis, Conflict and Security, and Security and Liberties at BSIS.
Maria Mälksoo earned her PhD in International Studies at the University of Cambridge (2008). Before joining the BSIS, she worked as Senior Researcher in International Relations at the University of Tartu in her native Estonia. She has been a visiting fellow at the Centre for International Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science (2015), Kone Foundation Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (2012), Mobilitas post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Government and Politics, University of Tartu (2010-2014), and a member of the HERA-funded international collaborative project Memory at War: Cultural Dynamics in Russia, Poland, and Ukraine (2010-2013). She has policy experience from the Estonian Ministry of Defence, International Centre for Defence Studies in Tallinn, and the Office of the President of Estonia.
Autumn 2016 - Tuesdays, 2-3pm
Spring 2017 - Mondays, 2-4pm
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Her main research interests are at the intersection of security, memory and identity politics, and critical IR theory. Her previous research has covered social theoretic perspectives of the EU and NATO’s eastern enlargements, liminality in IR, and the conflicts over historical memory between Russia and its former Soviet/East European dependants. Her current research focuses on (i) the nexus between transitional justice and foreign policies on the example of post-communist Russia and (ii) NATO’s ‘back to the roots’-policy in re-strengthening its collective defence arm and its eastern flank.back to top