Dr. Kateryna Shynkaruk is a Senior Lecturer at the Bush School of Government and Public Service in Washington DC. She received her 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. Her research interests cover East European region in global politics, Ukraine’s foreign and security policy, and the role of ideas and culture in International Relations and diplomacy. Dr. Shynkaruk has over 30 publications on the topics of post-communist transformations in Ukraine and across Eastern Europe. She coordinated and 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 (2011-2013). Dr. Shynkaruk comments on the latest developments in Ukraine and the region to the international and regional media.
Dr. Shynkaruk has over 15-years experience of working in the academia with think tanks and diplomatic missions. Since 2016, she has been a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is also an Associated Fellow of the Analytical Center of Ukrainian Catholic University and consults leading Ukrainian think tanks on foreign and security policy. In 2013-2020, she worked as Political Analyst at the US Embassy in Ukraine and received several high awards from the Department of State, including Superior Honor Award (2018) and Meritorious Honor Award (2017). Between 2007 and 2013, she was a Senior Research Fellow in International Studies at the Kyiv based Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting.