VIKTORIA AKCHURINA, email@example.com
Viktoria Akchurina is a PhD candidate at the School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy), specializing in state-building in the failed and fragile states. She holds an MA in International Relations: Global Governance and Social Theory from Jacobs University Bremen (Germany), and a Specialist Diploma (with distinction) in International Relations from the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). She has done research for the UNDP in Bishkek, Centre for European Law and Politics in Bremen, for International Women’s Media Foundation, based in Washington and operating in Germany, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Viktoria is currently working on a dissertation that examines how securitization of transnational Islamic movements influences the state. In a broader context, this dissertation aims to better understand the nature of the state, transnational threats, and conflict-prevention.
She is fluent in English, German, and Russian and has basic knowledge of French, Italian, Kyrgyz, and Uzbek.