Victoria Leukavets is Reseacher at the Stockholm Centre for Eastern Europeans Studies (SCEEUS) and belongs to UI's The Special Research Programme for International Studies.
Victoria Leukavets specializes in the domestic and foreign policy of Belarus and other Eastern Partnership countries as well as elections and electoral protests in non-democratic regimes. She holds a PhD in political science from Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (Germany) focusing on integration policies of Belarus and Ukraine vis-à-vis the EU and Russia.
In addition, she has recently finished post-doctoral programmes in electoral studies at the University of Tartu (Estonia) and at the University of Leipzig (Germany) as well as completed several research stays and traineeships, inter alia, at the Harvard Davis Center, European Parliament in Brussels and the UK Parliament in London. Dr. Leukavets has published in, among other outlets, New Perspectives, Ibidem Verlag, Caucasus Survey, Belarus Digest and Russian Analytical Digest.