Dr. Kateryna Shynkaruk is a Senior Lecturer at the Bush School of Government and Public Service in Washington DC, where she teaches courses in East European Politics, European Security, and in International Relations Theory. Dr. Shynkaruk is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She has over 15 years’ experience of working in academia, with think tanks and diplomatic missions. Her research interests cover Eastern Europe, Ukraine’s foreign and security policy, and the role of ideas and culture in International Relations. She holds a Ph.D. in Global Political Affairs (2011) from National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv. Her doctoral thesis focused on emergence of Ukraine’s foreign policy identity as an international actor.
Dr. Shynkaruk has over 30 publications on the topics of post-communist transformations in Ukraine and across Eastern Europe. She was a team leader in several cross-country research projects on democratic reforms in East European countries, such as the European Integration Index for Eastern Partnership Countries. In 2013-2020, she worked as a Political Analyst at the US Embassy in Ukraine and received several high-level awards from the Department of State, including Superior Honor Award (2018) and Meritorious Honor Award (2017). In 2007-2013, she covered Ukraine’s foreign and security policy as a Senior Research Fellow at the Kyiv-based Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting.