Dr Valentina Feklyunina
Lecturer in Politics

  • Email: valentina.feklyunina@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5290
  • Address: Politics
    40-42 Great North Road
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU


PhD in Politics, University of Glasgow

Research interests 

Identity and foreign policy; identity and soft power; Russian foreign policy; Russian public diplomacy; Russia's energy policy; identities and foreign policy preferences in Belarus and Ukraine  

Roles and responsibilities 

Associate Editor, Politics (PSA journal published by Wiley Blackwell)

Co-convenor, BISA Working Group on Russian and Eurasian Security (with Dr Natasha Kuhrt, King's College London)

Senior Personal Tutor


Undergraduate Teaching

Module leader POL1032: Introduction to International Politics

Module leader POL2087: Contemporary Russian Politics


Postgraduate Teaching

POL8041: Theories and Approaches in Politics (Social Constructivism)