Dr Domitilla Sagramoso

Senior Lecturer on Security and Development

Kings College, UK

Dr Domitilla Sagramoso is a Senior Lecturer in Security and Development at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. She is an expert on Russia’s foreign and security policy in the post-Soviet space. Her most recent publication Russian Imperialism Revisited: From Disengagement to Hegemony (Routledge, 2020) examines Russia’s policies towards the former USSR states over the past three decades, within the framework of “Hegemony” and “Neo-Empire” theories of international relations. Domitilla is also an expert on Islamist jihadism in the Russian North Caucasus and Central Asia, and has published extensively on these topics in various academic journals (Europe-Asia Studies, International Affairs, Perspectives on Terrorism, New Perspectives).

Domitilla obtained an MA in War Studies (KCL) in 1992 and a PhD at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London in 1999. She joined the Department of War Studies in 2005, having previously been the Principal Researcher at the Caucasus Policy Institute, within the International Policy Institute (KCL). From 1999 to 2004 she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies, at King’s College London with a focus on security issues in Russia, the Caucasus and the Western Balkans.