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Dr O. (Olga) Burlyuk

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Political Economy and Transnational Governance

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  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
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  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Olga Burlyuk is Assistant Professor of Europe’s external relations at the Department of Political Science (PETGOV research programme) and an affiliate of the Amsterdam Center for European Studies (ACES). She teaches courses in BSc and MSc minors “European Politics and External Relations” (EPER).  Prior to joining the University of Amsterdam, Olga was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at Ghent University (BE) and worked as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Kent (UK) and the College of Europe (campus Bruges). In 2019, she spent a semester at Harvard University (USA) as a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard’s Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI). In 2017, she taught in the University Immersion Programme at the Sichuan University (China).

    Olga holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent (UK), an MA in European Studies from the University of Maastricht (NL), and Master and Bachelor in Law degrees from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (UA).

  • Research

    Olga does research on Europe’s external relations, with a focus on EU efforts to transform third states and societies through the promotion of democracy, the rule of law and human rights, trade, development cooperation and cultural interactions. While her work is rooted in IR and European studies, it is also situated within development studies, legal studies, cultural policy studies and area studies – Eastern Europe, post-Soviet space, Ukraine and Russia being the geographic area of her interest and expertise. Her latest  work  includes  book  projects Unintended consequences of EU external action (co-edited with Gergana Noutcheva, Routledge,  2020)  and  Civil  society  in  Ukraine  post-Euromaidan  (co-edited with  Natalia Shapovalova, Columbia UP/Ibidem Verlag, 2019) and articles published in leading journals in her field (Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, International Spectator, Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, East European Politics and others).

    Additionally, Olga works on coloniality and/in/of knowledge in academia. Following the publication of her autoethnographic essay Fending off a triple inferiority complex in academia (Journal of Narrative Politics, 2019), she is currently co-editing a volume Migrant academics’ narratives of precarity and resilience (with Ladan Rahbari from the Department of Sociology).

    Olga is also writing an (auto)ethnographic book on motherhood, featuring thirty anonymous first-hand accounts by highly-educated working immigrant mothers (in Western Europe) alongside her own narrative.

  • Teaching

    At the University of Amsterdam, Olga teaches elective courses in BSc and MSc minors “European Politics and External Relations” (EPER):

    • Introduction to European Politics and External Relations (BSc)
    • The EU and the politics of Central and Eastern Europe (BSc)
    • The EU and post-Soviet space (MSc)

     

    She has previously taught the following courses and seminars at other universities:

    • EU Politics and Governance (MA, University of Kent)
    • Foreign Policy Analysis (MA, University of Kent)
    • EU Cultural Diplomacy (MA, the College of Europe)
    • European Union’s Neighbourhood Policies (MA/BA, Ghent University)
    • MOOC: Russia between East and West (MA/BA, Ghent University)
    • EU Migration Policy (MA, Ghent University)
    • The EU and Brexit (MA, Ghent University)
    • The EU and the Ukraine crisis (MA, Ghent University)
    • Research seminar in EU studies (MA, Ghent University)
    • Master thesis workshop (Ghent University)
    • European Union Neighbourhood Policy (BA, Sichuan University)
    • European Union in the World (MA, University of Kent)
    • Fundamentals, Dissertation and Research (MA, University of Kent)
  • Publications

    2021

    • Burlyuk, O. (2021). Lessons from the un(rule) of law in Crimea. In L. Hamid, & J. Wouters (Eds.), L. Hamid and J. Wouters (Eds.), Rule of law and areas of limited statehood: Domestic and international dimensions (pp. 72-94). Edward Elgar Publishing.
    • Burlyuk, O. (2021). On superiority and inferiority in academia: an autoethnography. In Luntumbue V. et al. (Eds.), Places in the Sun: Post-colonial dialogues in Europe and beyond (pp. 131-141). Institute for a Greater Europe.

    2020

    • Burlyuk, O. (2020). Cultural policy in South Korea: Making a new patron state. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 26(4), 561-567. https://doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2019.1702035
    • Burlyuk, O. (2020). The Europeanisation of the Western Balkans: A Failure of EU Conditionality?, edited by Džankić, J., Keil, S. and Kmezić, M. (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, ISBN 9783319914114); xvii+251pp., €106.00 hb. Journal of Common Market Studies, 58(2), 496-497.
    • Burlyuk, O., & Noutcheva, G. (2020). Unintended consequences of EU external action. In O. Burlyuk, & G. Noutcheva (Eds.), Unintended consequences of EU external action (pp. 1-15). Routledge.
    • Burlyuk, O., & Noutcheva, G. (Eds.) (2020). Unintended consequences of EU external action. Routledge.
    • Koch, D-J., & Burlyuk, O. (2020). Bounded policy learning? EU efforts to anticipate unintended consequences in conflict minerals legislation. Journal of European Public Policy, 27(10), 1441-1462.

    2019

    • Burlyuk, O. (2019). Fending off a triple inferiority complex in academia: an autoethnography. Journal of Narrative Politics, 6(1), 28-50. https://jnp.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/default/article/view/115
    • Burlyuk, O., & Noutcheva, G. (2019). Introduction to the special issue: Unintended consequences of EU external action. International Spectator, 54(1), 1-15.
    • Burlyuk, O., & Noutcheva, G. (Eds.) (2019). Special Issue: Unintended consequences of EU external action: the what, the why and the how. International Spectator, 54.
    • Musliu, V., & Burlyuk, O. (2019). Imagining Ukraine. From history and myths to Maidan protests. East European Politics and Societies, 33(3), 631-655.

    2018

    • Burlyuk, O., & Axyonova, V. (2018). Protecting the rule of law in post-Soviet states: The relevance of European and Eurasian integration. In Petrov, R. & P. Van Elsuwege (Eds.), Post-Soviet constitutions and challenges of regional integration: Adapting to European and Eurasian integration projects (pp. 28-47). Routledge.
    • Burlyuk, O., & Shapovalova, N. (2018). Book review: Oleh Havrylyshyn. The political economy of independent Ukraine: Slow starts, false starts, and a last chance? (2017, Palgrave Macmillan). Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal, 4, 195-198. https://doi.org/10.18523/kmlpj153262.2018-4.195-198
    • Burlyuk, O., & Shapovalova, N. (2018). “Veni, vidi, ...vici?” EU performance and two faces of conditionality towards Ukraine. In Dimitris Papadimitriou, Dorina Baltag and Neculai-Cristian Surubaru (eds.), The European Union and Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing performance Routledge.
    • Shapovalova, N., & Burlyuk, O. (2018). Civil society and change in Ukraine post-Euromaidan: An introduction. In Shapovalova, N. and O. Burlyuk (Eds.) Civil society in post-Euromaidan Ukraine: From revolution to consolidation (pp. 11-40). Ibidem Publishers.
    • Shapovalova, N., & Burlyuk, O. (Eds.) (2018). Civil society in post-Euromaidan Ukraine: From revolution to consolidation. Ibidem Publishers.

    2017

    • Burlyuk, O. (2017). Same end, different means: the evolution of Poland’s support for Ukraine at the European level. East European Politics and Societies, 31(2), 311-333.
    • Burlyuk, O. (2017). The “oops!” of EU engagement abroad: analyzing unintended consequences of EU external action. Journal of Common Market Studies, 55(5), 1009-1025.
    • Burlyuk, O., & Shapovalova, N. (2017). “Veni, vidi, ...vici?” EU performance and two faces of conditionality towards Ukraine. East European Politics, 33(1), 36-55.
    • Burlyuk, O., Shapovalova, N., & Zarembo, K. (2017). Introduction to the Special Issue. Civil society in Ukraine: Building on Euromaidan legacy. Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal, 3, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.18523/kmlpj119977.2017-3.1-22
    • Burlyuk, O., Shapovalova, N., & Zarembo, K. (Eds.) (2017). Special Issue: Civil society in post-Euromaidan Ukraine. Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal.

    2016

    • Burlyuk, O. (2016). Inescapable partners: The European Union and the Council of Europe as rule of law promoters in Ukraine. In Axyonova, V. (Ed.) European engagement under review: Exporting values, rules, and practices to the Post-Soviet space (pp. 177-202). Ibidem Publishers.
    • Van Elsuwege, P., & Burlyuk, O. (2016). Exporting the rule of law to the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood: reconciling coherence and differentiation. In Poli, S. (Ed.) The European Neighbourhood Policy – Values and Principles (pp. 167-182). Routledge.

    2015

    • Burlyuk, O. (2015). The introduction and consolidation of the rule of law in Ukraine: Domestic hindrances at the level of the demand for law. Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, 7(1), 1-25.
    • Burlyuk, O. (2015). Variation in EU external policies as a virtue: EU rule of law promotion in the neighbourhood. Journal of Common Market Studies, 53(3), 509-523.

    2014

    • Burlyuk, O. (2014). A Thorny Path to the Spotlight: The Rule of Law Component in EU External Policies and EU-Ukraine Relations. European Journal of Law Reform, 16(1), 133-153. https://www.elevenjournals.com/tijdschrift/ejlr/2014/1/1387-2370_2014_016_001_007
    • Burlyuk, O. (2014). An Ambitious Failure: Conceptualising the EU Approach to Rule of Law Promotion (in Ukraine). Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, 6(1), 26-46.
    • Burlyuk, O. (2014). The four principles that structure EU-Ukraine cooperation, or the European Neighbourhood Policy “in a nutshell”. Ukrainian Journal of European Studies, 8, 31-42.

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