Dr Longhurst is Jean Monnet Professor at Collegium Civitas and Head of the Institute for Political Science and International Relations. Her research interests lay in the fields of European integration, Eastern Europe, democracy and gender. Kerry’s expertise also extends to the social and political dynamics and effects associated with the EU’s evolving relations with Moldova, Georgia and other Eastern Partnership states.
Kerry has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Strategic Studies from the University of Wales. Before joining Collegium Civitas Kerry was a Marie Curie Fellow at the French Institute for International Relations in Paris, Senior Lecturer at the European Research Institute at the University of Birmingham and was also a visiting fellow at Chatham House.
Dr Longhurst has published widely and has written and co-written three books and over 20 scientific articles, as well as policy-relevant reports and briefs. Kerry has received research grants from the EU, Visegrad Fund, German Marshall Fund and NCN. Her research on state capture, corruption and Eastern Europe has also been used by the European Parliament and the World Bank. Kerry teaches on a variety of international relations and European integration topics, and enjoys developing new teaching methods with her students, including Oxford Union debates and podcast making.