Dr Maryna Vorotnyuk is a Research Fellow in the International Security Studies department at RUSI. She works on security developments in the Black Sea region, Russian, Ukrainian and Turkish foreign policies, and Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
Before joining RUSI in January 2021, she worked as a researcher for the Centre for European Neighbourhood Studies at the Central European University in Budapest (2017-2020), and as a visiting lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia (2015-2017).
From 2006 until 2015 Maryna was affiliated with the National Institute for Strategic Studies in Ukraine and the Centre for International Studies of Mechnikov Odessa National University. She has held several international fellowships and authored numerous publications in her field. She speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Slovak, Turkish and English.