I’m Associate Professor in International Politics at the University of Southampton, UK, which is in the top 1% of universities worldwide. I am also Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, which promotes teaching excellence.
My passion is to research and teach the most important problems of International Relations, which I have been doing for over 10 years now. I have been working at universities in Manchester, London, and Southampton, UK. I have also conducted extended research at the European Union headquarters in Brussels, and the United Nations headquarters in New York.
My on-line course will give you concrete knowledge and skills to understand and speak about most problems of international politics with confidence.
The content I am teaching is 100% backed-up by the decades of research in the field of International Relations, and it cannot be replaced with watching and reading the news in newspapers and magazines.
It’s funny, but my passion for international politics started already in the kindergarten when I was only a few years old. One day my friend gave me a large, colorful political map of the world. It had different colors for each country, and I found it captivating. I am not sure where he got it from, but I loved it!
This interest stayed with me and shaped my life choices. In 2006, I graduated with my BA and MA in Political Science, receiving competitive Scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Education. In 2007, I graduated with MA European Studies from the University of Maastricht, Holland, also with the Scholarship of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2007, after securing Full Scholarship, I began my Ph.D. study in the European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford, UK. I graduated in 2011, and in 2013 I published my first book, concerning the role of the European Union in international security. My Ph.D. mentor contributed his own research to the book and it was published by a prestigious academic publisher.
Since 2012, I have been working at the University of Southampton, and I continue to develop my passion for research and teaching. I am currently working on my second book, which concerns European – Russian relations following the recent conflict in Ukraine. My research articles are published regularly in some of the world’s leading academic journals.
I teach hundreds of students every year, and in 2015 my efforts were recognized with a prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award for innovation in teaching international politics. I am always friendly and approachable for my students because admire everyone open to learning new knowledge and skills.