Alina Polyakova is the David M.
Rubenstein Fellow, Bookings Institution's Center on the United States
and Europe, where she specializes in European politics, far-right
populism and nationalism, and Russian foreign policy. She is also an
adjunct professor of European studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of
Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Part of the Brookings-Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative, Polyokova is the author of, most recently, The Dark Side of European Integration. Prior
to joining Brookings, she served as director of research and senior
fellow for Europe and Eurasia at the Atlantic Council. She is a term
member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Swiss National Science
Foundation senior research fellow. Polyakova's writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The American Interest,
as well as a number of academic journals and media outlets. She has
also been a fellow at the Fulbright Foundation, Eurasia Foundation,
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, National Science
Foundation, Social Science Research Council, International Research and
Exchanges Board, and a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the
University of Bern.
Polyakova holds a doctorate and master's
in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a
bachelor's in economics and sociology from Emory University.