Dr Wolczuk specialises in East European politics. Currently she is researching relations between the EU and the post-Soviet countries within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership. She is also conducting research on Russia's role in the 'shared neighbourhood' and any potential impact for EU's role and policies in the post-Soviet space.
Previously she studied the dynamics of state-building in Ukraine (especially constitutional reforms, institutional framework, legislative-executive relations), as well as the conception of nationhood and national identity in Central and Eastern Europe. Her research interests also included Polish-Ukrainian relations in the context of EU enlargement and relations between Ukraine and the enlarged EU.
Dr Wolczuk contributed to numerous policy-related initiatives and cooperated with and advised a number of UK governmental bodies, international organisations and think-tanks on East European politics, the consequences of EU enlargement and the relations between the EU and its eastern neighbours.
She has extensive media experience, including TV and radio interviews, as well as publications in the British and international press.
In 2002-03 she was Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, the European University Institute, Florence.
Her language competencies include:
Polish - native
Russian - advanced
Ukrainian - near-native
Belarussian - full comprehension
French - intermediate
Italian - introductory
Wolczuk, K (with others) (2010) Beyond Colours: Assets and Liabilities of 'Post-Orange' Ukraine (PDF 1.2MB, opens new window) (Stefan Batory Foundation, Warsaw).
Wolczuk, K. and Yemelianova, G. (eds) (2008) 'When the West Meets the East: Exploring Ethnic Diversity in Eastern Europe', Nationality Papers, Vol. 36, No. 2 (May) [guest editors of the Special Issue]
Wolczuk, K. (2002) The Moulding of Ukraine: The Constitutional Politics of State Formation (Budapest: Central European University Press), pp. XXI + 315
Wolczuk, K. and Wolczuk, R. (2002) Poland and Ukraine: A Strategic Partnership in a Changing Europe? (opens new window) (London: Royal Institute of International Affairs)
Wolczuk, K. and Batt, J. (2002) Region, State and European Enlargement in Central and Eastern Europe (Frank Cass) (co-edited with Judy Batt) [Also published as a special issue of Regional and Federal Studies (Vol 12, No. 2, 2002)]
Journal Articles and Book Chapters (selected)
Wolczuk, K. (2011) ‘EU Law Export to the Eastern Neighbourhood and an Elusive Demand for Law’ in P. Cardwell (ed) EU External Relations Law and Policy in the Post-Lisbon Era, TMC Asser Press, (with R. Dragneva)
Wolczuk, K. (2012) ‘Convergence without Membership? The Impact of the European Union in the Neighbourhood: Evidence from Ukraine’, Journal of European Public Policy, 19:6, pp. 863-881 (with J. Langbein)
Wolczuk, K. (2010) ‘Convergence without Finalité: EU strategy towards post-Soviet states’, in K. Handerson and C. Weaver (eds.), The Black Sea Region and EU Policy: the challenge of divergent agendas (Ashgate).
Wolczuk, K. (2009) 'Implementation without Coordination: The Impact of the EU Conditionality on Ukraine under the European Neighbourhood Policy', Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 61, No. 2 (March).
Wolczuk, K. and Yemelianova, G. (2008) 'Introduction: When the West Meets the East: Exploring Ethnic Diversity in Eastern Europe', Nationality Papers, Vol. 36, No. 2 (May)
Wolczuk, K. (2008) 'Ukraine and its relations with the EU in the context of the European Neighbourhood Policy', Chaillot Paper No.108 (Paris: EU Institute for Strategic Studies), pp. 87-118.
Wolczuk, K. (2007) 'Whose Ukraine?: Language and Regional Factors in the 2004 and 2006 Elections in Ukraine', European Yearbook of Minority Issues. Vol. 5 (2005/2006), Leiden, Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Briefing Papers and Newspaper Articles (selected)
Dragneva, Rilka and Wolczuk, Kataryna, 'Russia, the Eurasian Customs Union and the EU: Cooperation, Stagnation or Rivalry?' (August 6, 2012). Chatham House Briefing Paper REP BP 2012/01.
Wolczuk, K (2012) 'The EU and its Eastern Partners: Energy Needs and Future Prospects', a study commissionned by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament on the energy situation in the EU and EaP countries (with others).
Wolczuk, K (2011) ’Perceptions of, and Attitudes towards, the Eastern Partnership amongst the Partner Countries’ Political Elites, Eastern Partnership Review n°5, Estonian Centre of the Eastern Partnership.
Wolczuk, K. (2010) 'Analysis of the national indicative programme 2011-2013 for Ukraine' (PDF 639, opens new window), Ad Hoc Briefing, prepared for the Policy Department, Directorate-general for external policies of the union, European Parliament (Brussels).
Wolczuk K (2008) A Dislocated and Mistranslated EU-Ukraine Summit, EU-ISS Opinion (opens new window), pp 1-3.
Wolczuk, K. (2005) 'Ukraine after the Orange Revolution' (PDF 132KB opens new window), Policy Brief, Centre for European Reforms, Jan.
Wolczuk, K. (2004) ‘Integration without Europeanisation: Ukraine and Its Policy Towards the European Union’, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, EUI Working Papers, RSCAS No. 2004/15, pp.1-22.
Wolczuk, K. (2001) 'Justice and Home Affairs in the Context of Enlargement', Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Policy Paper No. 2001/04, (Dec 2001), pp. 1-20 (with Horst Günter Krenzler)
Radio, Newspaper Articles and Interviews (selected)
Wolczuk, K. (2007) 'The Iron Princess (Profile of Yulia Tymoshenko) (opens new window)', The Independent on Sunday (Magazine), 16 Oct.
Wolczuk, K. and Wolczuk, R. (2004) 'Cold Comfort for Ukraine', Wall Street Journal (Europe), 10-12 Sep
Wolczuk, K. (2009/2010) ‘The Essay: The World Turned Upside Down’, BBC Radio 3 talk to mark the 20th anniversary of the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe (first broadcast in November 2009 and repeated in August 2010).
A recent interview with Dr Wolczuk for Den, the leading Ukrainian daily newspaper is available at:
http://www.day.kiev.ua/222787 (original, in Ukrainian)
http://www.day.kiev.ua/223155 (translation of the interview, English version of Den)