Lozka, Katsiaryna

PhD Fellow
Research Interests 

Politics in Belarus and Ukraine 
Political violence and resistance 
Visual analysis


MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies - College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium)

Magister in European Studies - Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia)

BA in International Relations - Belarusian State University (Belarus)

Biographical Statement 

Katsiaryna Lozka is a PhD fellow in Political Science at the Ghent Institute for International and European Studies (GIES), funded by the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO). Her doctoral research, supervised by Professor Fabienne Bossuyt and Dr. Tim Haesebrouck of Ghent University, focuses on the politics of violence and resistance in Belarus and Ukraine. During her PhD, Katsiaryna was a research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Belarus Observatory (2023), a visiting researcher at the University of Tartu (2022), and a research fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US (2022). She is also a member of the Ukraine-plus knowledge center at Ghent University’s Eureast Platform.

Katsiaryna holds a Master's degree in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges. Her master thesis focusing on EU mediation in Georgia and Ukraine was awarded the Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) prize for the best thesis on the Eastern Partnership. Katsiaryna graduated with honours and as the Rector's award for outstanding study results winner with a Master's degree in European Studies from Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia).  She previously studied international politics and peace research at the University of Oslo and the Belarusian State University in Minsk.


  1. Kazharski, Aliaksei, Tatsiana Kulakevich, and Katsiaryna Lozka. 2023. “Belarus-Ukraine Relations.” In Ukraine in Central and Eastern Europe : Kyiv’s Foreign Affairs and the International Relations of the Post-Communist Region, edited by Sebastian Schäffer, 45–62. Columbia University Press/Ibidem Press. 
    Link: Ukraine in Central and Eastern Europe | Columbia University Press
  2.  Kazharski, Aliaksei, and Katsiaryna Lozka. 2023. “Belarus-Russia Relations: Identity as Product and Factor.” In Russian Policy toward Belarus after 2020: At a Turning Point?, 11–28. Lexington Books.
    Link: Russian Policy toward Belarus after 2020: At a Turning Point? - 9781666925982 (rowman.com)
  3.  Lozka, Katsiaryna. 2023. “Belarus: Prospects of a Middle Power.” Canadian Slavonic Papers. https://doi.org/10.1080/00085006.2023.2200677
  4. Lozka, Katsiaryna. 2022. “Regionalism and the Politics of Identity in Russia.” International Studies Review. https://doi.org/10.1093/isr/viac002.

Research Gate link: Katsiaryna Lozka (researchgate.net)