Politics and International Relations


Igor’s research focuses on the cross-border mobility between the European Union and the states of the Eastern Partnership Initiative.

Igor is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, including The Conversation, EurActiv and the Slovak daily Pravda.

He is an author and co-author of multiple consultancies for UK government institutions, and writes extensively for think-tanks, including, the Royal United Services Institute, GLOBSEC Policy Institute and the Polish Institute for International Affairs (PISM)

Professional Associations:
British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES); Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies (CEELBAS); University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES); Royal United Services Institute (RUSI),

Igor’s Supervisors are Professor Elena A Korosteleva and Professor Richard G Whitman.

Contact Information




Rutherford W3.W3

Assistant Lecturer office hours are available on Moodle

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Research Interests

Igor's wider research interests include:

  • European Union & the post-Soviet space
  • Border Management
  • Visa diplomacy
  • European security (CFSP/CSDP, NATO)
  • Politics of cooperation in the Visegrad countries
  • Consular Affairs (Visas and Consular Protection)
  • Governmentality
  • Bourdieu and the logic of practices

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