Olga Burlyuk is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for EU Studies in the Department of Political Science at Ghent University (BE). Olga holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent (UK), a Masters in European Studies from Maastricht University (NL), and a Masters in Law from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy National University (UA). Her research focuses on EU external relations, in particular its efforts to transform third states and societies through the promotion of democracy, the rule of law, and human rights, as well as trade and development cooperation. Olga specialises in the Eastern European neighbourhood, specifically Ukraine. Olga’s articles have appeared in the Journal of Common Market Studies, East European Politics and Societies, East European Politics, Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, and European Journal of Law Reform. She is currently co-editing a special issue on Civil Society in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine, scheduled to appear in Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal at the end of 2017. Alongside her academic career, Olga is an active member of the Ukraine expert coordination group in Brussels, coordinated by the Ukrainian World Congress, and has offered expertise to the European External Action Service, the European Parliament, the European Network of Political Foundations, the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and others.