Dr. Mariia Shagina specializes in European integration, post-Soviet democratisation and international sanctions. Her research project at CEES will focus on the West-Russia tensions since the Ukraine crisis and its implications for the Eurasian Economic Union. Her publications have appeared in the European Council on Foreign Relations, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Atlantic Council, New Eastern Europe, and Global Risk Insights.
Dr Shagina has started her CEES Fellowship in November 2019. Previously, she held a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Ritsumeikan University in Japan. Before that, she was a PhD Fellow at the Centre for Russian, European, and Eurasian studies at the University of Birmingham and at the NCCR Democracy at the University of Zurich. She is also currently affiliated with the Geneva International Sanctions Network at the Graduate Institute Geneva. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Lucerne.