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Dr Eleanor Bindman, BA (Edinburgh), MA (London), MRes, PhD (Glasgow)

Eleanor

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Email: e.bindman@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7882 8583
Room Number: Arts One 2.24

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Office Hours: By appointment only

Dr Bindman is a specialist in Russian politics and will be a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at QMUL from 2014 to 2017. Prior to this she was a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester. 

Her PhD in Russian and EU Politics, which was completed at the University of Glasgow in 2013, looked at the role played by human rights issues within EU-Russia relations. She is a fluent Russian-speaker and has worked and travelled extensively in Russia and elsewhere in the Former Soviet Union.

Undergraduate Teaching

Research

Research Interests:

I am a specialist in Russian and Ukrainian politics and public policy and will be a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at QMUL from 2014 to 2017. Prior to this I was a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester. My PhD in Russian and EU Politics, which was completed at the University of Glasgow in 2013, looked at the role played by economic and social rights issues within EU-Russia relations.

My current research explores welfare reform processes and welfare governance in contemporary Russia and Ukraine, focusing on recent policies aimed at increasing the outsourcing of traditionally state-provided social services to commercial and non-governmental organisations. On a wider level my research interests include issues relating to social rights, social justice and citizenship in the Former Soviet Union.

Publications

Book:

Social Rights in Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain? (under contract with BASEES/Routledge, UK. 2016)

Journal Articles: 

' The State, civil society and social rights in contemporary Russia' (in production by East European Politics, 2015)

‘EU Policy on Economic and Social Rights in Russia: A Missed Opportunity?,' East European Politics, Vol.29:4, pp.461-478 (2014)

‘Russia, Chechnya and Strasbourg: Russian Official and Press Discourse on the ‘Chechen Cases’ at the European Court of Human Rights,’ Europe-Asia Studies, Vol.65:10, pp.1954-1977 (2013)

Grants/Awards

2014: awarded funding of £2,400 by the British Council Researcher Links programme to spend 5 weeks at the Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg, Russia

2014: awarded funding of £3,100 together with Dr Ammon Cheskin (University of Glasgow) by the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies to undertake a pilot study of EU and Russian soft power in relation to Ukraine

2012: awarded funding of £4,000 by the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies to organise a conference on social movements in Russia held at the University of Edinburgh in April 2013

2012: awarded co-funding of £2,865 by the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies to organise a seminar on human rights in Russia and Eastern Europe at the University of Helsinki in November 2012

2010-2012: awarded £3,000 by the University of Glasgow’s Roberts Fund to organise two seminar events for doctoral students in the Department of Central and East European Studies

2010: awarded a 3-month scholarship by the University Association for Contemporary European Studies to carry out an internship at the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Social Media

You can find Eleanor on Twitter at @EleanorBindman

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