• Brumley NextGen Senior Fellow

Aleksej Demjanski

Aleksej Demjanski is a dual-degree master's candidate with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Global Policy Studies program at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He holds a B.A. in International Affairs and Political Science magna cum laude with special honors from The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. He currently works as the Communications and Social Media Assistant for the academic journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies based out of the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy in Athens, Greece.

While with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Aleksej has expanded on his previous research delving into the intersection of social movements and contemporary politics in the democratization processes of Balkan countries and the broader region of Central and Eastern Europe. His research has also explored issues of corruption and the rule of law as well as the impacts of U.S. and EU democracy promotion efforts in the region.

In the summer of 2017, he received a Title VIII Fellowship from the Department of State's Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia and studied Albanian in Tempe, Arizona and Tirana, Albania. Likewise, he was a recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year and studied Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Most recently, Aleksej was a Fulbright researcher in Bucharest and Sofia through Fulbright's Bulgaria-Romania Joint Research Award during the 2018 – 2019 academic year.