Natalia Chaban

ProfessorNatalia Chaban

Jean Monnet Chair
Elsie Locke Building 621
Internal Phone: 95549


Research Interests

Professor Natalia Chaban focuses her interdisciplinary research on cognitive and semiotic aspects of political and media discourses, image and perceptions studies within the EU and IR contexts, and public diplomacy and political communication. Natalia widely publishes including articles in high impact journals such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, Cooperation and Conflict, Journal of European Integration, Foreign Policy Analysis, Mobilities, Comparative European Politics.

Professor Chaban is a twice awarded Jean Monnet Chair, President of Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, co-editor of the peer-reviewed "Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies" and leader of a number of transnational research projects supported by the European Commission and NATO.

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies (ISA), University of Bologna, Italy
Member of Advisory Boards of peer-reviewed journals "European Foreign Affairs Review" and "Media, War, Conflict"
Visiting Professor, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Adjunct Professor, Cherkasy National University, Ukraine
Vice-Leader, Work Group 2 “Perceptions and Communication”, COST Action ENTER "EU Foreign Policy Facing New Directions", European Commission
Member of International Advisory Board of the project Swedish Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP), supported by Riksbankens Jubileums Fond, Lund University, Sweden

Recent Publications

  • Chaban N. and Elgström O. (2021) Politicization of EU development policy: The role of EU external perceptions (case of Ukraine). Journal of Common Market Studies 15(4): 488-516.
  • Chaban N. and Lucarelli S. (2021) "Reassessing external images of the EU: Evolving narratives in times of crisis" (in the Special Issue dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the EEAs). European Foreign Affairs Review 26(1): 177-196.
  • Chaban N. and Velivchenko V. (2021) Friends, supporters, and allies? understanding ir roles through metaphor scenarios. Demokratizatsiya 29(4): 381-407.
  • Chaban N., Heinrichs PS., Miskimmon A. and O'Loughlin B. (2021) Reimagining europe? youth narratives and perceptions in ukraine and the baltic states. Demokratizatsiya 29(4): 281-301.
  • Chaban N., Mondry H. and Pavlov E. (2021) 30 Years after the Breakup of the USSR: Russia and Post-Soviet Europe, Narratives and Perceptions. Special Issue Introduction. New Zealand Slavonic Journal 53-54(Special Issue: 30 Years after the Breakup of the U): 5-18.