Veronika Poniscjakova Portrait
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Dr Veronika Poniscjakova


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.  

Teaching responsibilities

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

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