Xymena Kurowska is an IR theorist interested in interpretive policy analysis. She received her doctorate from European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She works within International Political Sociology and at the intersection of psychoanalysis and politics, with particular focus on security theory and practice, border politics, subjectivity, and interpretive methodologies. She was a grantee of the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Programme to research border policies in Eastern Europe. She also served as the CEU principal investigator in Global Norm Evolution and Responsibility to Protect, chair of International Political Sociology section at International Studies Association, co-editor of Palgrave book series 'Central and Eastern European Perspectives on International Relations', and academic rapporteur on norms for EU Cyber Direct. Currently, she is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University with a project on Polish border guard.
She welcomes inquiries and MA and PhD topics in the area of: International Political Sociology, social and psychoanalytical theory in the study of politics, EU's security policy, international intervention and state-building, contemporary Russian politics, norms in international politics, cyberdiplomacy, and interpretive methodologies.
On research leave until August 2019.