Anna J. Davidson

I am a DPhil (PhD) Researcher in Area Studies for Russia and Eastern Europe at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford focusing on international identity in civil nuclear energy relationships with Russia.

My dissertation analyses expressions of international identity in nuclear energy cooperation towards various communities of states, focusing on Belarus, Armenia and Ukraine. At Oxford University, I also teach tutorials for postgraduate students and I am Co-Convenor of REES Press Group and of REESearch Café.

At The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, I am a OIES-Saudi Aramco Fellow and Research Associate. In this role, I am conducting a project entitled, “The Role of Nuclear Energy in the Global Energy Transition.” OIES is a world leading independent and autonomous energy research institute contributing to a more coherent and balanced global understanding of international energy markets and issues. As part of the Fellowship, my project will render a comprehensive narrative that will serve as the platform upon which to approach further enquiries and research into the dynamics of nuclear energy relations, cooperation, development, research, and innovation in the global energy transition.

In addition to my academic work, I provide analytical support to clients in the United States and Europe, largely as related to the former Soviet space, for proficiency in various aspects of defense and energy strategy with the nuclear energy and defence consultancy firm, Davis & Musgrove Limited.

  • Organisations & Affiliations
    • Chatham House, Elected Member
    • International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Member
    • Association for Women in Slavic Studies, Member
    • Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), Member
    • Center for International Maritime Security, Member
    • European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on International Relations, Member
    • The Oxford Union, Lifetime Member
    • Oxford University Strategic Studies Group, Member

I earned a master’s degree with thesis distinction in Russian and East European Studies at Oxford in 2020. During undergraduate studies, I read international relations, international conflict and organization, and Russian language as an Associate Member of Oxford University’s Keble College and graduated summa cum laude in international relations and Russian at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia in the United States. I have also conducted field research in Eastern Europe on the 2008 Russo-Georgian War and Crimea Annexation.