Xymena Kurowska is an IR theorist interested in interpretive policy analysis. She received her doctorate in political and social sciences from European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She works within International Political Sociology employing psychosocial approaches, with particular focus on security theory and practice, subjectivity, ideological formations, and interpretive methodologies. She has been a grantee of European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Programme and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie senior research fellow at the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University. 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 for EU Cyber Direct.
She welcomes inquiries and MA and PhD topics in the area of: International Political Sociology, social and psychoanalytical theory in the study of politics, international intervention and state-building, Russian foreign policy, norms in international politics, cyberdiplomacy, and interpretive methodologies.