New Staff at EIS

With the new term, new staff are starting at EIS. This is who they are:

Kseniya OksamytnaDr Kseniya Oksamytna joined EIS in September 2017 having taught at the University of Warwick for two years. Her PhD was completed in the framework of the Joint Doctorate on Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism at LUISS and the University of Geneva.

She studied media and globalisation studies for her MA in Aarhus, Amsterdam and London, and International Relations for her BA in Kyiv.

Kseniya has published on the EU military training mission in Somalia, the UN Security Council’s engagement with human rights NGOs, and Ukraine’s participation in peacekeeping.

She is currently working on individual and collaborative projects on the norms and practices of UN peacekeeping operations, the role of shaming in UN Security Council’s diplomacy during the Rwandan genocide, the UN Secretariat’s authority in peacekeeping, and the UN’s crisis response speed.

Dr Julia Nicholls joined King’s in September 2017 as a Lecturer in French & European Studies. She completed a BA in History and an MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies at King’s College, Cambridge, and a PhD in History at Queen Mary University of London.

Her thesis, which she is currently adapting into a book, explored French revolutionary thought after the 1871 Paris Commune. Her new research looks at comparisons of slavery and labour in nineteenth-century French thought.

Prior to joining King’s, Julia worked at New College, Oxford.

Victoria StadheimDr Victoria B-G Stadheim completed her PhD in the Department of Economics at SOAS University of London in 2017.

Her research has a political economy angle and focuses on the crisis in the Eurozone and specifically its impacts on Portugal.

Her interests include neoliberalism and capitalist periodisation, social transformation in the context of crisis, financialisation, labour and trade unions, and the political economy of development.

Victoria holds an MSc in Globalisation and Development (SOAS) and a BA in Development Studies (Oslo).

Prior to joining the Department of European and International Studies she taught courses in Political Economy of Finance, Debt and Development and Political Economy of Development.

Victoria is fluent in Norwegian and Portuguese, and close to fluent in Spanish.