Honorata Mazepus is an assistant professor at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs. She teaches and supervises students in the MIRD and CSM programmes. She is also working as a post-doctoral researcher on the EU-STRAT project focusing on socio-political processes in the Eastern Partnership countries. This project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
In her PhD dissertation, What makes authorities legitimate in the eyes of citizens? An investigation of perceived legitimacy in different political regimes, Honorata investigated how people reason about legitimacy. She also tested the effects of outcomes and fairness on perceived legitimacy of governments across political regimes (France, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia).
In 2018, she received an academic talent support grant from Leiden University Fund and Gratama Stichting to study experimentally the role of moral principles in legitimizing international interventions.
Dr. Mazepus holds an MA degree in International Relations (Eastern/Russian Studies) from Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan (Poland, 2009), an MSc degree in Social Science Research Methods (Politics) from the University of Bristol (UK, 2011) and a PhD from Leiden University (Netherlands, 2016).