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Dr. Ekaterina Rozanova

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Dr. Ekaterina Rozanova is a Lecturer (fractional) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Ekaterina joined the department in 2014 and teaches in the field of international relations. Her research focuses on soft power, international security, and the politicization of culture. She is interested in understanding the resources of soft power.

In particular, she explores the strategic employment of cultural as a resource for soft power. The research is framed within the strategic perspective of realism and considers both domestic and external security concerns.

It has an interdisciplinary nature crossing over into political communications, cultural policy and diplomacy, and the study of the creative and cultural industries. This interdisciplinary research interest arose out of her academic background in international security and art history. Additional research deals with masculinities and conflict; ir/religion and Islam.

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Politics, Goldsmiths College, University of London; 2021

PGCert The Management of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Goldsmiths; 2016

MSc International Security and Global Governance, Birkbeck College, University of London; 2012

M.Phil Art History, Institute of Cultural Science, University of Vienna, Austria; 2009


Department of Politics and International Relations: (past and present) World Politics; Global Governance and World Order; Security Studies; US Politics and Foreign Policy; Contemporary International Relations Theory

Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies: (past and present) Structures of Contemporary Political Communications

TaLIC: (past and present) Academic Practice module; PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Recent Conference Papers

“Irreligion – the loss of foundations” – Overcoming the Contemporary Impasse; Goldsmiths College; 2018 [Conference co-organizer]

“Soft Power in International Relations: Cultural programs as a soft power resource for the European Union” Graduate Festival, Goldsmiths College; 2016 [Conference co-organizer]

“Human Security for Men.” Postgraduate Conference on Masculinities, Violence and (Post-) Conflict. Ulster University, Belfast, Northern Ireland; 2015

“Human Security for Men.” Peace, Conflict, and Development. School of Social and International Studies. Post-Graduate Conference 2014. University of Bradford; 2014

“Muslim: Sacred or Secular? Issues of Policy Making Surrounding Islam and Muslim Migrants in the EU.” 1St Symposium on Sacred and Secular: Politics, Policy and Practice. Goldsmiths College; 2014