TAPIR Fellow 2012-2013
Kristina Mikulová is a transatlantic post-doctoral fellow for International Relations and Security at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at CTR, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. She is also an adjunct fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis and a freelance correspondent at The Economist. Kristina has just completed a doctorate (D.Phil.) in Politics and International Relations at Nuffield College, Oxford University. She holds a master's (M.Phil.) degree in Russian and East European studies from St. Antony's College, Oxford University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from Charles University in Prague. Her research interests include the dynamics of norm diffusion in a globalized world, the changing nature of the transatlantic order, the EU's common foreign policy, especially vis-à-vis the Eastern and Southern neighborhood and the role of new actors, such as Turkey, in democracy promotion. Kristina previously worked as a reporter at various media outlets, including The Financial Times' editorial office in Prague and The Moscow Times in Moscow, as well as a consultant for the World Bank and the McCain Institute for International Leadership. She has been a visiting lecturer at Charles University in Prague and Comenius University in Bratislava. Kristina also volunteers with HIPS, an HIV-prevention organization working with drug users and sex workers in Washington, DC, as a member of its night outreach team.