Dr. Olena Podvorna

Dr. Olena Podvorna

Biography

Dr. Olena Podvorna is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Cluster of Excellence "Contestations of the Liberal Script" (SCRIPTS) and the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOIS). Before, she was affiliated to the National University of Ostroh Academy, Ukraine. She earned a doctoral degree (Doctor of Political Science) from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin (Poland). Her work focuses on the Arctic region through the prism of security, foreign and energy policy of major international actors. She was a visiting scholar at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin (Poland), at the K.U.Leuven University (Belgium), at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) and at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland). She is the author of about 30 scientific works (including scientific articles in international journals of political sciences).

Research interests

  • National and international security
  • Foreign policy
  • North American studies
  • Russian politics
  • The modern international security processes within the Euro-Atlantic region
  • Regional focus: the Arctic