Maria Shibkova

Shibkova Maria

Dr. Maria Shibkova is a lecturer at the School of Government and International Affairs and a senior lecturer at the Department of Roman Languages. She holds a PhD in Political Science from MGIMO (2018), the thesis is «Euroscepticism in Italian Political Parties’ Foreign Policy». In 2015 she was awarded a Master’s Degree (Hons) in International Relations by MGIMO-University and in 2013 she earned a Bachelor of Regional Studies degree (Hons) also from MGIMO-University.

Main academic achievements:

  • 2018 — winner of the MGIMO-University VIII Contest of Young Scientists;
  • 2017 — winner of the Association of European Studies Contest of Young Researchers;
  • 2016 — winner of the MGIMO-University IV Contest of Young Scientists.

Dr. Maria Shibkova has been working at MGIMO-University since 2014. Courses currently taught by her:

  • Mediterranean Security;
  • World History;
  • Italian Language: Economic and Political Translation

Main publications:

  • Shibkova M., Maslova E., Loreto R. Evolution of the Russian President V. V. Putin’s Image in the Opinion of the Italian Citizens // Izvestia of the Ural Federal University. Series 3 — Social Sciences. 2019. Vol. 14. No. 1. Pp. 140-153. URL:
  • Shibkova M. Populism and Euroscepticism: Correlation of Notions // Contemporary Europe — Sovremennaya Evropa. 2019. No. 4. Pp. 119-128. URL:
  • Shibkova M. Factors of Russia’s Image Attraction for Eurosceptic Political Forces // Vlast’ (The Authority). 2017. No. 8. Pp. 54-58. URL:
  • Shibkova M., Maslova E. Attitudes of the Italian Parties to the Sanctions against Russia // Contemporary Europe — Sovremennaya Evropa. 2017. No. 3. Pp. 122-132. URL:
  • Shibkova M. Ideological and Strategic Euroscepticism in EU Politics // Comparative Politics Russia. 2016. No. 4. Pp. 13-24. URL:

Dr. Maria Shibkova speaks Italian and English and has a basic command of Spanish and Albanian as well.