Kataryna WOLCZUK is Professor of Politics at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES), University of Birmingham, UK and Associate Fellow at the Russia and Eurasian Programme, Chatham House, London. She holds an MA in Law from the University of Gdansk, Poland, an MSc and a PhD from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Her research focuses on domestic politics and European integration in Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, EU's relations with the Eastern neighbours as well as Russia’s policy towards the post-Soviet states and Eurasian integration. She was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and a visiting professor as the University of Lucerne (Switzerland) and the Free University in Berlin. She has been working with international think-tanks and organisations and has prepared a number of publications for the European Parliament. Her recent publications include: Ukraine between the EU and Russia: the Integration Challenge, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (with R. Dragneva) and The Ukraine Conflict: Security, Identity and Politics in the Wider Europe, 2017 (edited with D. Averre).