Dr. Anna A. Dekalchuk is an associate professor at the Department of Applied Politics and a deputy head of the B.A. program in Political Science and World Politics of the National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg. She holds Master’s degrees in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and in European Studies from the St. Petersburg State University. In 2015 she defended her Ph.D. thesis “External Shocks as a Factor of Furthering Integration in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Case Studies of the 9/11 Attacks and the Arab Spring Events” at the School of International Relations of the St. Petersburg State University.
Her research interests cover EU studies, reforms in democracies and autocracies and social reforms in Russia. Anna’s recent publications include “From Hidden Othering to Open Rivalry: Negotiating the EU-Russia Role Structure through the Visa Dialogue” in Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben, eds., EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perceptions (Routledge, 2018); “Choosing between Bureaucracy and the Reformers: The Russian Pension Reform of 2001 as a Compromise Squared in Vladimir” Gel’man, ed., Authoritarian Modernization in Russia: Ideas, Institutions, and Policies (Routledge, 2017); and “Collective Learning and Regime Dynamics under Uncertainty: Labour Reform and the Way to Autocracy in Russia” in Democratization 24 (2017) (co-authored with Ivan S. Grigoriev).
During spring 2017 at IU, she taught a course on Russia-EU relations (INTL I-310, Advanced Topics in Diplomacy, Security, Governance: Russia and the EU).