International Relations Research News

This December the International Relations Department welcomes new Assistant Professor Anatoly Reshetnikov. The Russian native graduated in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication from the Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University and holds an MA in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University in Budapest.

After finishing his MA, he went on to teach Research Design and Methods in International Relations at CEU. Additionally he has held research fellowships at University College London and Lund University, and also taught at Eötvös Loránd University and Mathias Corvinus Collegium in Budapest.

At the beginning of next year Reshetnikov will defend his PhD thesis titled “Evolution of Russia's Great Power Discourse: A Conceptual History of Velikaya Derzhava” in which he is reconstructing the evolution of Russia’s age-old idea of being a great power.

His other research areas of interest include identity politics, history of ideas, linguistic approaches to social analysis, contemporary Russian politics, the concept of responsibility in international relations, and new institutionalized techniques of political control and resistance.

Starting in Spring 2019 he will be teaching Research Methods and Perspectives and Methods of Political Inquiry here at WVPU, and will also continue to conduct his research.