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, 2010
Candidate of Political Science, Saratov State University (Russia), 2005

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)