Uliana Movchan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science in V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, and an expert at the European Expert Association (Kyiv). In 2009-2012 she was a Junior Researcher at the National Institute for Strategic Studies (Kharkiv branch). Her research interests concern the issues of semi-presidential republics, institutional design, peace-building, Ukrainian political system, patronal politics, power-sharing.