Marnie Howlett is a PhD candidate in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She holds a BA (High Honours) in International Studies (2015) and a MA in Political Science (2017) from the University of Saskatchewan. Marnie’s research centers on the intersection of nationalism, identity formation, and cartography within the former Soviet Union, particularly Ukraine. Her research interests also include geo-politics, democratisation, and research ethics and methodology.

Since beginning her doctoral studies in 2017, Marnie has served as a member of the International Relations’ Staff Student Liaison Committee and the Research Students’ Consultative Forum at the LSE, as well as acted as the doctoral research student representative on the School’s Education Committee. Marnie additionally sits on Goodenough College’s Academic Committee as a representative for the College’s journal, Satis, of which she is both a co-founder and editor. In addition, Marnie was a Deputy Editor for Millennium: Journal of International Studies, vol. 48, and has acted as both a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant at the University of Saskatchewan, St. Thomas More College, and the LSE.

Prior to pursuing her PhD, Marnie served as a legislative intern with the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly. She has volunteered extensively in Canada, the UK, and Ukraine, including at five camps for orphaned children and as an international electoral observer with CANADEM during Ukraine’s three most recent elections.

Marnie currently holds a Doctoral Fellowship supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), as well as a graduate bursary from the Shevchenko Foundation of Canada.