UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Dr Rasmus Nilsson

Dr Rasmus Nilsson

Lecturer (Teaching)



Joined UCL
12th Sep 2016

Research summary

I obtained my PhD from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies in 2010 on the topic of Russian perceptions of Belarusian and Ukrainian sovereignty in the period 1990-2008. I have subsequently written about Russian foreign policy for the Danish Ministry of Defence. Also in Denmark, at the University of Copenhagen and at Aarhus University, I have taught courses on the political and social history, as well as the contemporary domestic and foreign policies, of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and the Baltics. Currently, I am working on projects relating to contemporary relations between Russia, Belarus and Ukraine with an emphasis on developments in state identity.

Teaching summary

SEESGS18 Russian Foreign Policy

SESS1204 Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe


University of Copenhagen
First Degree, Candidature | 2007
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 2003
University of Copenhagen
First Degree, Bachelor | 2002