Laura Vansina is a PhD Researcher at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) of the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG-VUB). Laura completed her master’s degree in History at the KU Leuven in 2018, focusing on contemporary history and Eastern Europe. She then proceeded to expand her horizons by completing an additional MA in 2019, this time in Policy Economics.
As a PhD Researcher, she takes part in the EUtopia programme and will complete her research both at the VUB and the University of Warwick. In the coming years, she will zoom in on memory politics and geopolitical profiling within the governmental discourse in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.