Director of the Institute for Global Sustainable Development
elena dot korosteleva at warwick dot ac dot uk
R2.12, Ramphal Building, School of Cross-Faculty Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Elena Korosteleva is Professor of Global Sustainable Development, and Jean Monnet Chair of European Politics, which she was awarded twice by the European Commission in recognition of her research and teaching excellence. Before joining IGSD in 2022, she was Professor of International Politics and Director of the Global Europe Centre (Professional Studies) at the University of Kent for ten years. Prior to that Elena was a Senior Lecturer in International Politics and Director of the Centre for European Studies at Aberystwyth University.
Professor Korosteleva was the Principal Investigator for the GCRF UKRI COMPASS project (ES/P010849/1, 2017-21, £4mln), which concluded in March 2022. It was supported by the British government via UKRI, to address the challenges of capacity-building in developing countries. In particular, the COMPASS project, along with its partner at the University of Cambridge, sought to establish ‘the hubs of excellence’ at the top-level HEIs in Azerbaijan (ADA University), Belarus (BSU), Tajikistan (TNU) and Uzbekistan (UWED) for global partnership-building in the areas of research integration, impact governance, and sustainable communities. The project was HIGHLY COMMENDED by the Times Higher Education in 2021, under the category of the Best International Collaboration of the Year.
In 2022 Professor Korosteleva will also commence her new €3,007,895 Horizon Europe project (SHAPEDEM_EU), which she co-developed with her European colleagues, under the leadership of Professor Andrea Gawrich at JLU Giessen University, Germany, and for which she will act as Co-Investigator to redefine the theory and practice of democracy in the developing countries of the EU’s neighbourhoods.
- Resilience, complexity, capacity-building and sustainable development
- Concepts of partnership, governance and order in IR and Development studies
- Europe as a global actor, in Development, Environment, Foreign Policy and Security
- Pluralising and contextualising democracy
- Relations with Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, and Central Asia