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Maxine David

University Lecturer

Dr. M.E.L. David
+31 71 527 4118

Dr Maxine David is a Lecturer in European Studies at Leiden University. She is a Foreign Policy analyst, specialising in Russian and EU foreign policy. She has co-edited and contributed to a number of special issues and edited collections on EU-Russia relations. Maxine also researches and has published on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

More information about Maxine David

Fields of interest

  • Foreign Policy;
  • EU;
  • Russia;
  • International Intervention;
  • Social Media;
  • Teaching and Learning.


Maxine's areas of interest include Foreign Policy Analysis and the foreign policies of Russia, the European Union, the UK and USA and interactions between and among these actors.
Aside from the foreign policies of these actors, she is interested in a range of foreign policy issues, including the role of values, international intervention, regionalism and social media.

Grants and awards

Jean Monnet Module 2019-2022.

Curriculum vitae

Maxine has a PhD in International Studies and an MSc in European Politics, Business and Law from University of Surrey, UK.

She has an extensive, wide-ranging teaching portfolio and is currently teaching on EU-Russia Relations; Regionalism in World Politics, International Intervention, Research Methods and Understanding the EU as a Foreign Policy Actor: the Role of Disciplines and Disciplinarity.

Maxine: sits on the International Advisory Board of BJPIR (The British Journal of Politics and International Relations); is the Leiden Coordinator for the Europaeum 2 year Masters in European Politics and Society programme; and is a member of EUREN.

Key publications

Tatiana Romanova and Maxine David (eds) (2021) The Routledge Handbook of EU-Russia Relations: Structures, Actors, Issues. London: Routledge.

Michelle Bentley & Maxine David (2021) "Unpredictability as doctrine: Reconceptualising foreign policy strategy in the Trump era", Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 34:3, 383-406, DOI: 10.1080/09557571.2021.1877616.

David M. & Maurer H. (2021) "Reclaiming agency: skills, academics and students in the Social Sciences", European Political Science 21: 308–324.

M David and T Romanova (2019) "The EU in Russia’s House of Mirrors", JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies Annual Review: 57: S1: 128-140.

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • History and International Studies

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.11e


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