Barbara Roggeveen is a PhD candidate in Russian and East European Studies at Oxford University. Her doctoral research explores the construction of a civilizational identity in contemporary Russian foreign policy. She has held research positions at the Atlantic Council, the University of Amsterdam, the OSCE Academy, and the Clingendael Institute, as well as teaching positions at Oxford and Stanford. Her research interests include conservative ideologies in Russian politics, Russian foreign policy towards the Eurasian region, and the discursive construction of post-Soviet identities. She has previously graduated with distinction from Oxford University with an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies.