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Mikhail Dolbilov, Candidate of Sciences (History). Associate professor, Department of History, EUSP. In 1996 he received a Candidate degree in history from Voronezh State University. Co-author of [The Western Borderlands of the Russian Empire] (Moscow, 2006, with Aleksei Miller). Author of the English-, Russian- and Polish-language articles on the 19th and early 20th cent. Russian history that have appeared in journals (Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Russian Studies in History, Ab Imperio, Arcana) and conference volumes. His current book-length project concentrates on the politics of national and confessional identities in the west of the Russian empire.
Carnegie research fellow at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University (2002), local faculty fellow of the Civic Education Project, Budapest (2002), visiting associate professor at the Slavic Research Center of Hokkaido University (2005-6). Recipient of research grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, Soros Foundation, Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

Research interests: Russian empire, ethnicity and nationalism; imperial bureaucracy; state and religiosity; symbolic representations of imperial power.

Vladimir Gelman, Candidate of Sciences (Political Science, St. Petersburg State University, 1998). Associate Professor, Department of Political Sciences and Sociology, EUSP. He was also a visiting professor at Central European University, Budapest, the University of Texas at Austin, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and research fellow at St. Anthony's College (Oxford), University of Essex, Harvard University, and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung. He is author and/or editor of fifteen books in Russian and in English, including Making and Breaking Democratic Transitions: The Comparative Politics of Russia's Regions (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) and Elites and Democratic Development in Russia (Routledge, 2003) and The Politics of Local Government in Russia (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004). He has also authored or co-authored more than 120 articles, which were published in Europe-Asia Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Regional and Federal Studies, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Democratization, Demokratizatsiya, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, as well as numerous edited volumes in English, German, and Russian.

Research interests: study of contemporary Russian politics through the prism of political science theories.

Grigorii Golosov, Doctor of Sciences (Political Science, Institute of Comparative Politics of the Russian Academy of Sciences), Candidate of Sciences (Philosophy, Novosibirsk University), M.A. (Political Science, Central European University). Professor, Department of Political Sciences and Sociology, EUSP. Author of the most popular introduction to comparative politics in Russian, Sravnitelnaia Politologiia (2nd edition, 1995), and of a monograph on party system formation in Russia and Eastern Europe published in Russian (Moscow, 1999). He has recently published an English-language monograph on political parties in the regions of Russia (Boulder, CO, 2003). Other publications include articles in Comparative Political Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, Government and Opposition, International Political Science Review, Party Politics, Political Studies, and Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, and many articles in Russian. Recipient of research grants and fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, the MacArthur and Soros Foundations, IREX, the British Council, the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and the Research Council of Norway.

Research interests: party politics and regional politics in Russia.

Evgenii Golovko, Candidate of Sciences (Linguistics, 1985; Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences). Professor of the Department of Ethnology, European University at St Petersburg; Chair of the Department of the Languages of the Russian Federation, Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; Associate Professor at the Department of Philology, St Petersburg State University, and at the Institute for the Peoples of the North, the Hertzen Pedagogical University. Author of the books Russkie starozhily Sibiri: Sotsialnye i simvolicheskie aspekty samosoznanija (Russian Old-Settlers of Siberia: The Social and Symbolic Aspects of Self-Identification), 2004; in co-authorship with Nikolai Vakhtin and Peter Schweitzer; Sotsiolingvistika i sotsiologija jazyka (Sociolinguistics and the Sociology of Language), 2004, in co-authorship with Nikolai Vakhtin; of dictionaries, grammars, and articles (in Russian and English) on Native Siberian languages and on the social anthropology of Siberia and Alaska. In 1993-1996 and 1997-1998 Golovko conducted research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He occasionally lectured at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of California Berkeley, the University of Tokyo, the University of Kyoto, the University of Osaka, Amsterdam University, Leiden University.

Research interests: languages and peoples of Siberia and Alaska; language and culture change; identity and ethnicity issues; ethnic minorities; language policies.

Oleg Kharkhordin, Ph.D. (Political Science, University of California, Berkeley). Associate Professor, Department of Political Sciences and Sociology, EUSP. Teaches political theory and sociology of everyday life. Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard (Fall 2002, Fall 2003); Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Political Sciences, Yale (Spring 2002); Visiting Professor, Institut d'etudes politiques de Paris - Sciences Po (Dec 2004 - Jan 2005). Member of the Coordinating Committee of the European Science Foundation's network on the Politics and History of European Democratization. Author of The Collective and the Individual in Russia: A Study of Practices (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999), Main Concepts of Russian Politics (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005) and three books and edited collections in Russian.

Research interests: twentieth century political theory, pragmatic turn in social sciences, the politics of friendship, classical and modern theories of res publica.

Boris Kolonitskii, Doctor of Sciences (History, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences). Visiting professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (1999, Fall). Grants and fellowships: Volkswagen Foundation Scholarship (1992, 1995), East European Scholarship (Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, 1994-1995), Kennan Institute (1998), George Soros Foundation (1999-2000). Author of Interpreting the Russian Revolution: The Language and Symbols of 1917 (New Haven and London, 1999, with O.G. Figes). In Russian: 1917 (Shoulder boards and the struggle for power in 1917, 2001), : 1917 (Symbols of Power and Struggle for Power: Political Culture of the Russian Revolution, 2001).

Research interests: the history of the Russian revolution of 1917, the history of the Russian intelligentsia.

Nikita Lomagin, Candidate of Sciences (History, St. Petersburg State University), J.D. (St. Petersburg State University). Associate Professor of World Economy at St. Petersburg State University. Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University, 1994-98. Author of introductions in Russian to IR Theory and Foreign Policy Analysis (2001) and to International Organizations (1999). Author of In the Wrench of Hunger. The Blockade of Leningrad: An Account of German and NKVD Intelligence Documents (St. Petersburg, 2001); Soldiers at War: German Propaganda and Soviet Army Morale during the Battle of Leningrad, 1941-44 (Pittsburgh, 1998) and The Siege of Leningrad (co-author, forthcoming, Yale University Press). He has published articles and working papers on Russian Foreign Policy in Journal of St. Petersburg State University, Pro et Contra, LUT, Journal of University of Michigan, GSPIA, the Finnish Institute of International Relations and on NATO web page. Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Law School (1995), GSPIA (1996), University of Limerick (1997), College of Europe (1998), George Washington University (1998), the Finnish Institute of International Relations (2000). Lecturer at EUSP (Spring, 2001), Post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, the Davis Center (2002). Recipient of research grants from Soros Foundation, Moscow Public Science Foundation, University of Michigan Law School, Pew, NATO, IREX and Harvard University. Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Research interests: new Russian foreign policy, international organizations, modern Russian history.

Pavel Lyssakov, Ph.D. (Literature, Columbia University). Director of International Programs and Development and part-time Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology. Editor and contributor, Cultural Studies (European University Press, 2006). Author of articles and papers on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, which appeared in journals, such as Irish Slavonic Studies and Russkii Tekst, and in numerous conference volumes. Recipient of the Harriman Institute Certificate in Russian Studies (1995). Junior Fellow of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University (1995-1998). Teaching Assistant (1991-1993) and Preceptor (1993-1997), Columbia University. Visiting Professor of Russian, Hofstra University (1997-1998). He was also instructor of Russian at the University of Montana (1990-1991) and has taught in 5 summer schools in the USA. He is co-director of the Cultural Studies Program at the EUSP and coordinator of the Russian Cultural Studies international network of Baltic universities sponsored by the Council of Ministers of the North-European Countries.

Research interests: Nikolai Gogol, Russian modernism, intertextuality, cinema, mass media and communication theory.

Sergei Podbolotov, Ph.D. (History, Cambridge University, expected 2003), Candidate of Sciences (History, St. Petersburg State University). Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Sciences and Sociology, EUSP. Formerly an associate professor at the Department of History, St. Petersburg State University; author of articles on Russian right-wing political parties in the early 1900s. Recipient of IREX awards for research stays at Stanford and at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University.

Research interests: modern political history of Russia, political parties during the Russian revolution, Russian nationalist and right-wing movements in the beginning of the XXth century.

Eduard D. Ponarin, Ph.D. (Sociology, University of Michigan). Associate Professor of Sociology at EUSP. Eduard Ponarin was born in 1964. Graduated from the Department of Psychology of the Leningrad State University in 1986. Served in the Soviet Army from 1986 through 1988. Worked as a lecturer at the Leningrad Institute of Culture in 1988-1989. In 1989 through 1996, Ponarin was a graduate student at the University of Michigan where he received his Ph.D. in Sociology. Started to teach at the European University in 1998. Ponarin is interested in methods and ethnic issues; he has numerous publications in English and Russian.

Research interests: nationalism, formation of ethnic consciousness, ethnic minorities, the role of generational succession in social change, and methodology of social sciences.

Stanislav Savitskii, Ph.D. (History of Literature, University of Helsinki, 2002), Candidate of Sciences (Theory of Art, Russian Institute of Art History, St. Petersburg, 1999). Academic Researcher at the University of Helsinki, Scientific Secretary at the Russian Institute of Art History, Lecturer at the Bard College & the Institute Pro Arte. Curator (10 projects) & art critic (more than 100 essays). Grants & fellowships: Academy of Finland (University of Helsinki, 2005), American Council of Learned Societies (2004), Academy of Finland (University of Helsinki, 2003), Center for International Mobility (University of Helsinki, Summer/Fall 2002 & Winter/Spring 2000), Bourse Diderot (Université Paris III, 2001), Federal Program of Humanities (Russian Ministry of Culture, 1999), Institute Open Society (Moscow, 1998), Center of Contemporary Art (St. Petersburg, Fall 1997). Author of the book Underground: History & Cultural Mythologies of Leningrad Unofficial Literature [Andegraund: Istorija i mify leningradskoj neoficialnoj literatury] (Moscow: New Literary Review, 2002). More than 20 publications in academic periodicals: Die Horen, Osteuropa, Slavica Tergestina, Idäntutkimus, RossiaRussia, Studia Russica Helsingensia et Tartuensia, Vestnik filologicheskogo fakulteta IIJa, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie. Contributions to History & Narrative [Istorija i povestvovanie] (Helsinki & Moscow: New Literary Review, 2006); Encyclopedia of St.Petersburg (Saint-Petersburg: Likhatchev Foundation, 2004); Festschrift für Ivan Czeczot (Saint-Petersburg: Bard College, 2004); Andrei Bitov, The Pushkin House [Pushkinskij dom] (St.Petersburg: Ivan Limbakh Publishing House, 1999); Antonin Artaud & Contemporary Culture [Antonin Artaud i sovremennaja kultura] (Petersburg: Academy of Theater, 1998). He occasionally lectured at the Universities of Bremen (February 2003), Copenhagen (November 2001), Ekaterinburg (May 2005), Helsinki (1999-2005), Imatra (June 2005), Leiden (May 2006), Milan (May 2000) & Tula (April 2006).

Research interests: history of Soviet science & culture, representations of identity in culture, psychology in literature & art, history of gardens, contemporary art.

Anna Temkina, Ph.D. (Social Sciences, Helsinki University). Associate Professor, Department of Political Sciences and Sociology, EUSP. Co-director of the Gender Studies Program at EUSP. Visiting professor at the universities of Tampere, Helsinki, Joensuu, Minsk; instructor at 8 summer schools. Author of Russia in Transition: the Case of New Collective Actors and New Collective Actions (Helsinki, 1997). Author of more than 80 research articles, reviews, reports and other publications in the field of political sociology and gender studies. Co-editor of 3 editions, including The Gender Dimension of Social and Political Activity During Transitions (in Russian, Moskva, 1996). Participant in more than 60 different conferences, seminars, congresses. Recipient of an IREX award to conduct research at Columbia University and the New School for Social Research (1993); winner of the MacArthur foundation individual research grants competition (1997).

Research interests: research of the gender culture and sexuality in contemporary Russia, the problems of the development of political and women's movements in Russia, social theory.

Vadim Volkov, Ph.D. (Sociology, Cambridge University). Chair of Sociology Department at the Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg Branch, and Associate Professor of Sociology at the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the European University in St. Petersburg (EUSP). In 1999-2001, he was Social Science Research Council/Macrthur Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow for the International Peace and Security Program. In 1998, he was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Department of History. Dr. Volkov received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Cambridge in 1995 and Diploma of Higher Education from Leningrad State University, Faculty of Economics, in 1987. He is the author of Violent Entrepreneurs: the Use of Force in the Making of Russian Capitalism, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002, and of articles in Social Research, Politics and Society, and Europe-Asia Studies.

Research interests: economic sociology, problems of state and violence, public and private security, comparative mafia, sociology of everyday life, and politics in the cultural context.

Elena Zdravomyslova, Candidate of Sciences (Sociology, Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences). Co-director of the Gender Studies Program at EUSP.
Author of Paradigms of Western Sociology of Social Movements (in Russian, Moskva, 1994). Co-editor of another book in Russian, Civil Society in Northern Europe (St. Petersburg, 1997); also published articles in International Sociology and Forschungsjournal Neue Soziale Bewegungen. Recipient of an IREX grant for research at the University of California, Berkeley, and of a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioural Sciences at Stanford. Visiting Professor at Universitaet Bochum, Germany (1998).

Research interests: gender studies, biographical methods, Russian transformation, political sociology, social movements, stratification analysis, gender studies.

2000-2007 European University at St Petersburg
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