Anastasiya Stelmakh is working as Assistant Professor at Jagiellonian University, Poland. She has a PhD in International Relations (Middle East Technical University, Turkey) and MA in International Relations (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine). In 2010 she completed her Fellowship at Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Governance, where she worked on topics of Black Sea security and energy. For the last 4 years she worked as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (ASAM), main implementing partner of UNHCR in Turkey. While working at ASAM she prepared articles, reports and policy briefings for ASAM’s Research Academy. Being part of Project Writing Unit she developed humanitarian projects to assist refugees and migrants in Turkey. Her wider research interests include security, migration, energy politics in post-Soviet area.