Vsevolod Samokhvalov holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Odessa, Ukraine, an MA in South-East European Studies from the University of Athens, Greece, and a PhD in International Studies from the University of Cambridge.
From 2002 until 2006 he was a Research Fellow at the International Center for Black Sea Studies at the Black Sea Economic Cooperation and the European Union Institute for Security Studies. Between 2006 and 2007 he was the BBC's correspondent for Greece and Cyprus, and from 2007 to 2008 he was a Eurasian Affairs analyst for New Europe Weekly (Brussels).
Between 2014 and 2016 he was a Research Associate in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. He has recently written books titled Russian-European Relations in the Balkans and the Black Sea region: Great Power Identity and the Idea of Europe (2017) and Eurasian Project and Europe: Regional Discontinuities and Geopolitics (2015).
His interests include identity and foreign policy and international relations in Eurasia. He is currently Marie-Curie Lecturer at the University of Liege, Belgium, and Adjunct Professor at the Vesalius College (Vrje University of Brussels), Belgium.