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Kseniya Oksamytna


Sessional Teacher
Room E2.06


My research interests include international organisations, UN peacekeeping, EU security and defence policy, and international norms. I have a PhD from LUISS and the University of Geneva completed in the framework of the Joint Doctorate on Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism.

I've published an article on the EU's mission to train the Somali armed forces, a chapter on NGO advocacy at the UN Security Council during the Rwandan genocide, and a policy brief on Ukraine's participation in peacekeeping.

I’m currently working on a book manuscript under the provisional title The Politics of 'Christmas Tree' Mandates in UN Peacekeeping. I'm also working on articles on the role of shaming in world politics, the UN Secretariat’s authority in peacekeeping, and the reaction speed of international organisations.


In the 2016-2017 academic year, I’m the lecturer and seminar tutor in Europe: Politics and Ideas (PO225) and The Politics of European Union Policy-Making (PO358). I'm also the seminar tutor in Political Research in the 21st Century (PO102) and International Security (PO231). I’m available to supervise undergraduate dissertations in European politics, International Relations, and international security.