Dr. Olga Burlyuk

Olga Burlyuk

Dr. Olga Burlyuk is an FWO Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for EU Studies, working on a project on Culture in EU external relations, the case of Ukraine.  She holds a PhD in International Relations degree from the University of Kent (UK). Her doctoral dissertation focused on the European Union’s rule of law promotion policy in Ukraine. Previously, she obtained an MA in European Studies degree from the University of Maastricht (NL) and a Specialist in Law degree from the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (UA). Olga’s research interests lay in the sphere of EU external relations, in particular its efforts to transform third states and their societies through the promotion of democracy, the rule of law and human rights, as well as trade and development cooperation. The (Eastern) European neighbourhood and Ukraine in particular is her area of specialisation.

Olga is also affiliated to the UGent Centre for Russian International Socio-Political and Economic Studies as well as the Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees.

Research interests

EU external relations, European Neighbourhood Policy (East), EU democracy and rule of law promotion, post-communist and post-Soviet transformation of states and societies, Ukraine.


Work address: Korte Meer 1, 9000 Ghent
Mailing address: Universiteitstraat 8, 9000 Ghent
Tel: +32 9 264 68 59
E-mail: Olga.Burlyuk@ugent.be