Maria Mälksoo

Maria Mälksoo

University of Kent

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Maria Mälksoo is Senior Lecturer in International Security at the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent. Her research interests lie at the intersection of critical security studies, memory and identity politics, international political sociology and critical International Relations theory. She is the author of The Politics of Becoming European: A Study of Polish and Baltic Post-Cold War Security Imaginaries (Routledge, 2010) and a co-author of Remembering Katyn (Polity, 2012). She has published on European security politics, liminality, memory wars, memory laws, transitional justice and foreign policy in eastern Europe and Russia in the International Studies ReviewEuropean Journal of International Relations, International Political Sociology, Security Dialogue, Review of International Studies, Contemporary Security Policy, Communist and Post-Communist StudiesJournal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, Cambridge Review of International AffairsThe Estonian Historical Journal, and in various edited volumes.

Dr Mälksoo earned her PhD and MPhil degrees from the University of Cambridge. She has held visiting fellowships at the Centre for International Studies, LSE and Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, and has previously worked at the University of Tartu, Estonia. She has policy experience from the Estonian Ministry of Defence, International Centre for Defence and Security, Tallinn, and the Office of the President of Estonia. Maria currently sits on the editorial boards of Contemporary Security Policy, Journal of Genocide Research, International Political Anthropology and New Perspectives. In parallel to the EISA Governing Board, she also serves at the CEEISA Executive Committee.