Department of Political Science


Dr Virginie Grzelcyzk

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Dr Virginie Grzelcyzk

Teaching Fellow


Ph.D., M.A., Government and Politics, University of Maryland, United States M.A., Diplomacy and Security, Ewha University, Republic of Korea B.A., English Language, Literature and Translation, Université de Franche-Comté, France.

I am a specialist in international relations and focus most of my research on security efforts regarding how the international community and especially European countries have, are, and should be dealing with dangerous actors such as proliferating, terrorist, rogue, or isolated states. In parallel, I am also working on analyzing the role of family dictatorships including the Kim family in North Korea, and their succession patterns.

Prior to joining the University of Surrey, I taught in the field of international politics, Asian politics and international security at George Washington University, the University of Maryland and Lafayette College while in the United States, as well as at Victoria University while in New Zealand.