My research lies at the nexus of geopolitics, cartography, borders, and nationalism within the former Soviet Union, particularly Ukraine. My interests also include research ethics, and visual, spatial, and digital methods for political science research. I currently teach courses on Russian and Eastern European Politics, Comparative Government, European Politics and Society, Qualitative Methods, and Research Design. I also co-convene the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre's Monday Seminar Series at St. Antony's College, Oxford.
Since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war, I have been working on several projects related to nation-building at the grassroots in Ukraine. I have recently run public opinion and conjoint experiment surveys with the Democratic Initiatives Foundation. I am currently also working on book monograph, An Imagined Borderland, which explores the intersection and overlap of imagined and territorial cartographies for contemporary politics.
I have held Fellowships supported by the John Fell University of Oxford Press Research Fund, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies, and the Shevchenko Foundation of Canada. I was a Deputy Editor for Millennium: Journal of International Studies, vol. 48 and currently sit on the editorial board for Qualitative Research. For more information, see Google Scholar, ORCID, and my complete list of academic and non-academic publications.
Howlett, Marnie. 2022. “Looking at the ‘Field’ Through a Zoom Lens: Methodological Reflections on Conducting Online Research During a Global Pandemic.” Qualitative Research 22(3): 387-402. DOI: 10.1177/1468794120985691.
Howlett, Marnie. 2022. “Playing Near the Edge: An Analysis of Ukrainian Border Youths’ Engagement with the Euromaidan.” Problems of Post-Communism 69(2): 206-217. DOI: 10.1080/10758216.2020.1845212.