New staff member: Evgeny Postnikov
Issued: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:22:00 BST
Evgeny Postnikov will be joining the staff at the School of Social and Political Sciences, and also teaching in the Nankai graduate programme. Evgeny has recently completed his PhD at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, specialising in international political economy and European Union politics. His dissertation, entitled “Valued Exports: Social Standards in EU and US Trade Agreements”, examines the causes and consequences of social standards in EU and US preferential trade agreements, with a focus on labour and the environment. It incorporates his fieldwork conducted in the US, the EU, Chile, and South Korea in the form of interviews with interest groups and policy-makers. Evgeny’s research has been published in the Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy and other outlets.
While working toward his PhD, Evgeny taught different international relations and comparative politics courses at the University of Pittsburgh, both the main and Greensburg campuses. He is looking forward to engaging with students at the University of Glasgow and is hoping to talk to them about various facets of today’s international economic relations and trade policy-making in our increasingly globalised world. Having earned his doctorate at a policy-oriented school, he appreciates an applied approach and is always eager to bridge the divide between theory and policy-making in the real world.
Before pursuing his PhD, Evgeny received his master’s from Jacobs University Bremen and the University of Bremen in Germany and an undergraduate degree from the University of Nizhniy Novgorod in Russia. He is excited about moving to Scotland and becoming part of the University of Glasgow community, as well as about the opportunity to teach in China, and is hoping that his transnational experience will be instructive for the new generation of students.