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I am a Senior Teaching Fellow for the Portsmouth Military Education team based at Royal Air Force (RAF) Halton.

I joined the team in May 2019, and I taught at RAF College Cranwell for year a half before starting my current position in Halton. 

I previously taught at the University of Nottingham as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Nottingham I  taught modules such as “the War in Iraq” and “Political Theory: From Ancient to Modern”. 

Research Interests

My doctoral research extended a theoretical framework developed by Pedahzur and Perliger on counter-culture. The aim of this PhD project was to understand how living in counter-culture influences communities; to find out these communities’ characteristics and their attitudes towards political developments and their responses towards crises of political and religious nature.


My research interests include: 

  • counter-culture;
  • civil disobedience;
  • political violence;
  • politics and international relations of the Middle East;
  • Arab-Israeli conflict;
  • right-wing political ideology.


I am willing to take PhD students, and I am happy to receive informal enquiries relating to research in any of the above indicated areas.  

Media Availability

I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research, and am aware of the needs to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me directly on veronika.poniscjakova@port.ac.uk.

Teaching Responsibilities

I am teaching on five courses currently offered at RAF Halton.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • JZ International relations
  • political violence
  • Middle East
  • Israel
  • religion
  • JA Political science (General)
  • right-wing ideology


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