Marguerite Chapman


Marguerite is an MPhil candidate in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Oxford. Her masters thesis examines Georgia’s judicial framing of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which has particular relevance for Georgian statehood as well as diplomatic relations.

She holds a Master of Arts (Honours) in International Relations and Modern Languages (French and Russian) from the University of St Andrews. Marguerite has also studied abroad at a language center in Moscow, at Saint Petersburg State University, and at Sciences Po in Paris. Prior to working with GIP, she completed a fellowship with the Monterey Symposium on Russia (MSSR).

Beyond diplomacy and foreign policy, Marguerite is interested in the link between politics and culture. Her undergraduate dissertation contrasted the evolution of socio-political trends in Russia with the works of canonical writers.