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Katarzyna (Kasia) Kaczmarska

Katarzyna (Kasia) Kaczmarska
Name
Dr Katarzyna (Kasia) Kaczmarska
Title
Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Address
3.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Telephone
+44 (0)131 651 1740
Email
Research Interests
Sociology of Knowledge, International theory, Research methodology, Russian foreign and domestic policy, post-Soviet politics
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/politics/katarzyna_kaczmarska

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • Mondays 14:00-16:00

Biographical Statement

Katarzyna (Kasia) Kaczmarska joined the School of Social and Political Science in 2019 from Aberystwyth University where she was a Marie Curie Fellow in the Department of International Politics. Her individual research project enquired into the links between academic knowledge about international relations and expert advice in foreign policy. Within the project’s framework, she spent two years conducting fieldwork in Moscow and St Petersburg. In Russia, she was affiliated with St Petersburg State University. She guest lectured at the Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg, taught at Aberystwyth University and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.  

Kasia’s research interests centre on knowledge construction among scholars and practitioners of international politics and the ways in which the socio-political context influences academic knowledge-making and use. She is also a keen observer of post-Soviet politics, Russia's domestic politics and Russia's relations with the world.

Kasia is on the Global Epistemics book series Editorial Board and a member of the Centre for Global Knowledge Studies (gloknos). In early 2020 she will start co-convening the British International Studies Association's (BISA) Interpretivism in IR Working Group. At Aberystwyth, she co-headed the Centre for the International Politics of Knowledge.

You can follow Kasia on Academia.edu and on Twitter.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Aberystwyth University)
  • MSc (SOAS, University of London)
  • MA (University of Lodz)

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

2018         Academic community and policymaking in Russia: impact or detachment?, Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 66(4), pp. 240-252.

2018         Reification in International Relations: The process and consequences of reifying the idea of international society, International Studies Review, Vol. 21(3),  pp.347–372.

2017     Conservative Soft Power: Liberal soft power bias and the ‘hidden’ attraction of Russia, Journal of International Relations and Development, Vol. 22(1), pp.1-27, with Vincent Keating.

2016         ‘But in Asia we, too, are Europeans’: Russia’s multifaceted engagement with the standard of civilisation, International Relations, Vol. 30(4), pp. 432-455.

2015         Russia’s droit de regard: pluralist norms and the sphere of influence, Global Discourse, Vol. 5(3), pp. 434-448.

Chapters in edited volumes

2019         Theory, ideology and IR’s quest for scientific credibility In Theory as ideology in international relations: the politics of knowledg, Martill, Schindler (eds.), Routledge (forthcoming)

2017         International Society encounters the Russian World: the role of representations in International Relations, In The Anarchical Society at 40: contemporary challenges and prospects, Suganami, Carr, Humphreys (eds.), Oxford University Press, pp. 270-285

2016         International community as a powerful political myth, In Myths and narratives in international politics: an interpretative approach to studying international relations, Bliesemann de Guevara (ed.), Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 209-228

2014         Questioning regional international society in Central Asia, In Regions In International Society. The English School at the Sub-Global Level, Karmazin et al., Masaryk University Press

2011         Security Assistance and Border Management, In The European Union and Central Asia, Warkotsch (ed.), Routledge (with John Heathershaw)

Entry for Encyclopedia

2017         International Society, In Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of International Studies, Oxford University Press and the International Studies Association

Book reviews

2018         Review of EU-Russia relations in crisis. Understanding diverging perceptions, edited by Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben, Europe-Asia Studies (forthcoming)

2016         Review of Russia’s Foreign Policy. Ideas, domestic politics and external relations edited by David Cadier and Margot Light,  Europe-Asia Studies, 68(9), pp. 1620-1622.

2014         Review of Institutional reform in Central Asia. Politico-economic challenges edited by Joachim Ahrens and Herman W. Hoen, Central Asia Survey, 33(1), pp. 113-115.

Media and opinion pieces/briefs

21 June 2018 ‘Hard to believe, but we belong here: scholars reflect on impostor syndrome’,
Times Higher Education, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/hard-to-believe-but-we-belong-here-scholars-reflect-on-impostor-syndrome  (multiple authors)

15 March 2018 ‘For Russians, ethics committees are just another form of stultifying bureaucracy’, Times Higher Education, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/russians-ethics-committees-are-just-another-form-stultifying-bureaucracy

4 April 2018 ‘Russia's influence is much more than propaganda and fake news’, Euronewshttp://www.euronews.com/2018/04/04/russia-s-influence-is-much-more-than-propaganda-and-fake-news-view

22 June 2017 ‘Feared for all the wrong reasons? The workings of Russia’s conservative soft power’, Open Democracy Russia, https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/katarzyna-kaczmarska-vincent-keating/feared-for-all-wrong-reasons-workings-of-russia-s-con

14 August 2014 ‘The thin red line between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan’, Open Democracy Russia,
https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/katarzyna-kaczmarska/thin-red-line-between-kyrgyzstan-and-tajikistan

If you are interested in being supervised by Katarzyna (Kasia) Kaczmarska, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Politics; MSc (R) Politics