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  • Jessica Giandomenico

    PhD in political science at Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University.

  • Lena Lennerhed

    Professor in History of Ideas at Södertörn university. She has written books and articles about the history of sexuality and history of abortion. Her book on illegal abortions in Sweden, Historier om ett brott, was published in 2008. Her ongoing research is about abortion and psychiatry in Sweden 1938-1975.

  • Elzbieta Korolczuk

    Is a sociologist, an activist and commentator, working at Södertörn University, Sweden, and teaching at the Institute for Advanced Study, Political Critique in Warsaw. She has published on social movements, civil society and gender (especially motherhing/fatherhing and assisted reproductive technologies). Between 2001-2014 she was a member of Warsaw based informal feminist group Women’s 8 of March Alliance. She is also engaged in the activities of the Association “For Our Children” fighting for the changes in the Polish child support system and serves as a board member of “Akcja Demokracja” Foundation.

  • Roland Kostić

    PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University, Sweden. He is currently employed as a Research Director for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University.

  • Faradj Koliev

    Faradj Koliev is a PhD Candidate in political science at Stockholm University. His primary research interests are global governance, international political cooperation, international organizations, and the use of social sanctions in world politics.

  • Patrice Poutrus

    Lise Meitner senior fellow at the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna. His research focus is on migration and media representation.

  • Deborah Paci

    PhD in history, researcher at the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies at Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice, with interests in cultural studies and island studies.

  • Irina Korgun

    HK research professor at Asia-Pacific Research Center at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea.

  • Maria Chernova and Alexander Abramov and Alexander Radygin

    Alexander Radygin, Director at the Institute of Applied Economic Research, the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Moscow. He is also head of the Research Department and a board member at the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, Moscow. Alexander Abramov, Professor at the Institute of Applied Economic Research, RANEPA. His main research interests span over the development of financial markets in Russia, with a special focus on institutional investors including pension and mutual funds. Maria Chernova, Researcher at the Laboratory of Institutions and Financial Markets Analysis at the Institute of Applied Economic Research, RANEPA. Financial markets and financial risk management are her main research filed.

  • Mi Lennhag

    PhD candidate in political science at Lund University. Her PhD project examines corruption in post-Soviet states and includes extensive fieldwork and interviews with ordinary citizens. She is also a journalist and photographer, focusing on Eastern Europe.

  • Susanne Oxenstierna

    Holds a doctorate in economics and works as a deputy research director at the Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI. She is a specialist on the Russian economy.

  • Olga Golubeva

    PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, Södertörn University. For 18 years, she has been working in the financial sector including Vostok Nafta, Calyon bank and Swedbank. Dr. Golubeva’s research interests include foreign investment decision-making, valuation of companies, financial and banking systems.

  • Leo Granberg and Ann-Mari Sätre

    Leo Granberg, Scholar at the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, and visiting researcher in Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University. Ann-Mari Sätre, Associate professor in Economics and senior lecturer/researcher at Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University, and International partner at the Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.

  • Anton Oleinik

    Professor of sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John's, Canada) and leading research fellow at the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia).

  • Ildikó Asztalos Morell

    Associate professor in sociology at Mälardalen University and is currently affiliated with the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies as senior research fellow. Her current research explores processes of marginalization in rural Hungary from an intersectional perspective.

  • Don Kalb

    Professor of sociology and social anthropology at the Central European University, Budapest, and senior researcher at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He was a distinguished visiting professor at the Advanced Research Collaborative at CUNY/Graduate Center, New York, in 2014/15.

  • Piotr Piotrowski

    The Polish art historian, critic, and curator Piotr Piotrowski passed away May 2015. He was the chair of the Modern Art History Department at Adam Mickiewicz University, in Poznań, where he was also the director of the Institute of Art History from 1999 to 2008.

  • Renata Ingbrant

    PhD in Slavic languages and literature and associate senior lecturer at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stockholm University. Her research interests include feminist, gender and masculinity studies; contemporary Polish literature and women’s literature.

  • Henrik Ohlsson

    Henrik Ohlsson is a Central Asia specialist and co-founder of the Stockholm based think tank Eurasia Forum.

  • Jaakko Turunen

    PhD in Political Science, Södertörn University BEEGS/CBEES and Uppsala University, Dept. of Government.

  • Ann-Judith Rabenschlag

    Senior lecturer and research coordinator at School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Södertörn University.

  • Andrej Kotljarchuk

    PhD in History, Associate Professor at the Department of History and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University. Participate in the ongoing international project about the genocide of the Roma in Ukraine during World War II (Foundation for Baltic and East European studies 2012-2014). Coordinating the project "Soviet Nordic Minorities and Ethnic Cleaning's on the Kola Peninsula" (Foundation for Baltic and East European studies 2013-2015) and coordinator of an international network on Stalin's terrors against minorities in the Soviet Union (Swedish Institute).

  • Kateryna Mishchenko

    Writer, editor, and translator of German in Kyiv. Born in Poltava, she studied German and literary studies at the Kyiv Linguistic and Hamburg University. Lecturer in history of literature at Kyiv Linguistic University and translator in human rights and social spheres. Co-founder of the Ukrainian publishing house Medusa.

  • Gustav Strandberg

    PhD student in philosophy at Södertörn University. He is writing a dissertation on the political thought of Jan Patočka with the provisional title “Abyssal Politics – the political thought of Jan Patočka”. His main areas of study are phenomenology and political philosophy.

  • Jean-Luc Nancy

    In 1973, he received his doctorate with a dissertation on Kant. Nancy was then promoted to Maître de conférences at the Université des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg. In the 1970s and 1980s, Nancy was a guest professor at universities all over the world. In 1987, Nancy received his Docteur d’état which was published 1988 as L’expérience de la liberté.

  • Ewa Majewska

    PhD in philosophy. Since 2003 lecturer at the Institute for Gender Studies at the University of Warsaw. In 2013/14 senior visiting fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna. She has published two monographs and some 30 articles. Currently a visiting fellow at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry in Berlin.

  • Leonard Neuger

    Professor of Polish language and literature, and translator. Researcher at the Institute of Polish Literature and Culture at the University of Silesia (1974–1982) in Katowice, where he founded Solidarity. Interned and imprisoned 1981–82. Researcher at the Institute of Slavic Studies, Stockholm University, and its director since 2003. Author of over 200 scientific papers and critical essays.

  • Ludger Hagedorn

    PhD and research leader at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. From 2005 to 2009 he was a Purkyne Fellow at the Czech Academy of Sciences. His main interests include phenomenology, political philosophy, modernity, and secularization. As a lecturer, he has worked at the Gutenberg University of Mainz, at Södertörn University and for several years at Charles University in Prague. Recently, he has also taught for New York University in Berlin.

  • Lars Fredrik Stöcker

    PhD in history and civilization. Currently postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University. He focuses on early marketization in the USSR and the role of Western people and organizations in the implementation of market-oriented economic reforms in the Estonian, Lithuanian, and Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republics.

  • Tetyana Bureychak

    Independent researcher and GEXcel International Collegium open position fellow affiliated with the Unit of Gender Studies, Linköping University since June, 2012. Her research interests lie in feminist and gender theories, critical studies of men and masculinities, nationalism, gender politics, and consumer and visual culture.

  • Daria Dmitrieva

    Culture researcher, PhD, with interests in modern culture, popular culture, comics, visual culture, and culture theory. Founder and director of the cultural center “PUNKTUM” ( ). Head of publishing house “IZOTEKA”. Lecturer at the Russian State University of the Humanities, Moscow.

  • Ekaterina Vikulina

    PhD in cultural studies and lecturer at the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow). Research areas: visual culture studies, media, photography, gender and the culture of the Soviet “Thaw”. Member of the Art Critics and Art Historians Association.

  • Ilkin Mehrabov

    PhD candidate at Karlstad University’s Department of Geography, Media and Communication. Originally from Azerbaijan, with previous studies in Turkey, obtaining degrees in electrical-electronics engineering and media and cultural studies. His thesis focuses on mediatization and surveillance.

  • Madina Tlostanova

    Professor of philosophy at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, previously professor of history of philosophy at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. Currently she is working on a book on decolonial aesthesis and the post-socialist imaginary.

  • Kjetil Duvold

    PhD in political science. Positions at Södertörn, Humboldt, Vytautas Magnus, and Vilnius universities. Among his books is Making Sense of Baltic Democracy: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania between the Soviet Union and the European Union (2010).

  • Mose Apelblat

    Former official at the European Commission. In recent years he worked as policy coordinator for public administration reform and good governance in the candidate countries. Regular commentator on EU affairs as well as other issues.

  • Krister Eduards

    Former counselor at the Swedish Embassy in Moscow.

  • Sara Granath

    Theatre critic and former senior lecturer in comparative literature, Södertörn University.

  • Julia Malitska, Olena Podolian & Yuliya Yurchuk

    Yuliya Yurchuk, PhD in history, CBEES, Södertörn University. She conducts memory studies in Ukraine, and focuses on the representations of the past and their effects on the present and future. Julia Malitska is doctoral student in history at School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Södertörn University and examines Russia's imperialism and colonization of Azov and Black Sea region in the 19th century. Olena Podolian is a doctoral student in political science at Södertörn University and studies regime change, challenges for democracy and state-building in former Soviet countries with a focus on Ukraine and Estonia.

  • Michal Smrek

    Doctoral candidate in Political Science at Uppsala University. He is currently also pursuing Master studies in Statistics. His research interests lie within the field of political recruitment

  • Ann-Marie Ekengren

    Professor of political science at the University of Gothenburg. Her main research areas are foreign policy decision-making, international relations, and party politics.

  • James Wesley Scott

    Professor of geography at the Karelian Institute at the University of Joensuu and research fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning. He focuses on urban and regional development policy, geopolitics, and border studies.

  • Barbara Törnquist-Plewa & Magdalena Góra

    Barbara Törnquist-Plewa is Professor of Eastern and Central European Studies; director for the Centre for European Studies, Lund University, Sweden. Magdalena Góra is Assistant professor at the Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow. PhD in political science.

  • Oksana Shmulyar Gréen & Andrea Spehar

    Oksana Shmulyar Gréen is PhD in sociology and senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg. ANndrea Spehar is PhD in political science and senior lecturer at the University of Gothenburg; researcher at the Centre for European Research (CERGU).

  • Anne Wæhrens

    PhD in history, currently employed at Metropolitan University College in Copenhagen. Her dissertation deals with the role and function of the memory of the Holocaust in the EU and the European Parliament.

  • Ferenc L. Laczó

    PhD in history, researcher at Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena. His research interests are cultural and intellectual history, modern Europe, and Jewish history.

  • Edward Kanterian

    Senior lecturer at the University of Kent.

  • Sara Feldman

    PhD, currently holds a post-doctoral position at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Michigan.

  • Margaret Tali

    Holds a PhD from the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam.

  • Katja Lehtisaari

    Postdoctoral researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.

  • Ilya Kalinin

    Associate professor in the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University.

  • Elina Kahla

    She is a fellow at the Center of Excellence in Russian Studies funded by the Academy of Finland (2012–2017), and the director of the Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg.

  • Jenny Björkman & Johan Eellend

    Jenny Björkman and Johan Eellend are both PhD:s in history.

  • Elena Johansson

    PhD and researcher at School of Social Sciences, Södertörn University.

  • Kristiina Silvan

    A recent graduate in the Department of Central and East European Studies of the University of Glasgow, currently a postgraduate student at Central European University in Budapest.

  • Charlotte Bydler

    PhD, is a lecturer at the department of art history and research coordinator in the cultural theory field, Center for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden.

  • Ekaterina Tarasova & Karin Edberg

    Karin Edberg is a doctoral student in sociology at BEEGS (Baltic and East European Graduate School), Södertörn University. Her dissertation aims to discuss local responses; resistance, normalization and legitimization, to new energy infrastructures. Ekaterina Tarasova is a doctoral student in political science, also at BEEGS, Södertörn University. Her research is devoted to the study of antinuclear movements and mobilisation in Russia, Poland and Sweden.

  • Linas Eriksonas

    Linas Eriksonas is a founding member of the Demos institute of critical thought. Linas holds a doctorate from the University of Aberdeen and has been involved in a number of academic and public sector-related consultancy projects.

  • Roman Horbyk

    Roman Horbyk is PhD student in Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University. Roman Horbyk was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. He has worked as a journalist.

  • Fredrik Nilsson

    Professor of ethnology and director of Centrum för Danmarksstudier (Center for Denmark Studies), Lund University.

  • Alena Ledeneva

    Professor of politics and society, University College London.

  • Kristian Petrov

    Associate professor of history of ideas, Södertörn University.

  • Johanna Lindbladh

    PhD in Slavic languages, Lund University (2003).

  • Alla Marchenko Sergiy Kurbatov

    Alla Marchenko is associated researcher, Faculty of Sociology, National University of Kyiv. Sergiy Kurbatov is research fellow at Institute of Higher Education, National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine and guest researcher at Uppsala Centre for Russian Studies, Uppsala University.

  • Péter Balogh & Vassilis Petsinis

    Péter Balogh is PhD candidate in Human geography, Stockholm University and connected to CBEES, Södertörn University. Dr Vassilis Petsinis is Visiting Researcher at the Herder Institut (Marburg, Germany). His main specialization is Ethnopolitics and European Politics with a regional focus on Central and Southeast Europe.

  • Daniel Kral

    Postgraduate research student in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London.

  • Adrià Alcoverro

    PhD student in history at the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), Södertörn University.

  • Susanne Nylund Skog

    Associate professor and researcher at the Institute for Language and Folklore in Uppsala.

  • Piotr Wawrzeniuk

    PhD in history and researcher at the Institue of Contemporary History at Södertörn University.

  • Håkan Tunón et al

    Senior research officer at the Swedish Biodiversity Centre. Co-authors: Weronika Axelsson Linkowski, Marie Kvarnström, Ann Norderhaug, Jörgen Wissmans and Bolette Bele.

  • Madeleine Bonow

    PhD in Human Geography and lecturer at Södertörn University.

  • León Poblete & H. Richard Nakamura

    LEÓN POBLETE is PhD candidate at the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden. H. RICHARD NAKAMURA is assistant professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Karolina Zurek

    Senior researcher in law at SIEPS, Swedish Institute for European Policy Research, and postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University.

  • Dominika Polanska

    PhD in sociology, CBEES, Södertörn University.

  • Lyudmyla Pavlyuk

    Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine.

  • Yuri Andrukhovych

    Yuri Andrukhovych is a Ukrainian prose writer, poet, essayist, and translator.

  • Mykola Riabchuk

    Political and cultural analyst in Kyiv, his last book “Glechschaltung. Authoritarian Consolidation in Ukraine, 2010-2012” was published in both Ukrainian and English.

  • Johnny Rodin & Pelle Åberg

    Johnny Rodin is senior lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Södertörn University. Pelle Åberg is PhD in political science, and senior lecturer at Södertörn University and Ersta Sköndal University College.

  • Aija Lulle

    PhD in human geography at University of Latvia.

  • David Williams

    DAAD postdoctoral fellow at the University of Konstanz. PhD in comparative literature from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Irina Kotkina

    PhD from Moscow State University for Humanities.

  • Carl Marklund

    Carl Marklund is a postdoctoral researcher at CBEES, Södertörn University, since August 2012.

  • Norbert Götz

    Professor at the Institute of Contemporary History of Södertörn University.

  • Evelina Kelbecheva

    Professor of history at the American University in Bulgaria.

  • Valters Bolevics, Jan Sjölin & Tatjana Volkova

    Valters Bolevics, PhD, Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration, Jan Sjölin, associate professor, the Baltic International Academy in Riga and Tatjana Volkova professor, BA School of Business and Finance, Latvia.

  • Lina Håkansdotter

    Archealogist, Gothenburg University

  • Johan Rönnby

    Professor of Maritime Archaeology, MARIS, Södertörn University

  • Madeleine Hurd & Steffen Werther

    Madeleine Hurd is assistant professor in history, Södertörn University and Steffen Werther is PhD in history, also at Södertörn University.

  • Mai-Brith Schartau

    Associate professor of political science at Södertörn University. Director for the former German Studies Research Unit.

  • Licia Cianetti

    Licia Cianetti is a PhD student at UCL-SSEES (School of Slavonic and East European Studies) London. Her primary research interests are minorities, democratic representation and power. Her PhD research deals with the political representation of Russian-speaking minorities in Latvia and Estonia and their access to the policy-making process."

  • Arba Murati

    Arba Murati is an election expert. She has worked in election observation missions and electoral assistance projects in Albania, Bulgaria, Kenya, Egypt, Congo DRC and Guinea Conakry.

  • Blagovesta Cholova

    Blagovesta Cholova is Phd /teaching assistant at the Centre d’études de la vie politique (CEVIPOL) at Université libre de Bruxelles ( Free university of Brussels), Belgium. She is a member of the IPSA, ECPR and ABSP associations. Her research focuses on Populism and political parties in Central and Eastern Europe and especially in Bulgaria. Her Phd thesis is on the Right-wing populist parties in Bulgaria.

  • Herta Schmid

    Professor emerita at Potsdam University. Professorships at universities in Bochum, Munich and Potsdam in Slavic literary studies, especially Russian, Polish and Czech.

  • Henriette Cederlöf

    Henriette Cederlöf is a PhD student in Russian literature at BEEGS (Baltic and Eastern European Graduate School). She is currently completing her thesis about the 1970s fiction of the Strugatsky brothers.

  • Robert Chandler

    English translator of Russian Literature and poetry.

  • Sasha Tsenkova

    Professor of planning and international development, University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design, Canada.

  • Natalia Murray

    In 1998 she completed her doctoral thesis at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. At present Natalia is writing her second PhD thesis, at the Courtauld Institute (where she is also lecturing on twentieth-century Russian Art), on the development of proletarian art in Russia after the 1917 Revolution.

  • Kenneth J. Knoespel

    McEver Professor of Engineering and the Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech. He has a joint appointment with the School of History, Technology and Society and an adjunct appointment in the College of Architecture.

  • Arne Jarrick

    Professor of history at Stockholm University. Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Professor Arne Jarrick is currently conducting a project on cultural dynamics and the global history of law at the Center for the Study of Cultural Evolution, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies.

  • Axel Kronholm

    Freelance journalist, Stockholm.

  • Anna Kharkina

    PhD candidate in history, affiliated with two Swedish universities: Södertörn University and Stockholm University. Anna Kharkina previously worked in various cultural institutions in Russia and as a freelance curator and writer.

  • Yury Bit-Yunan

    PhD and lecturer on literary criticism at the Russian State University for the Humanities.

  • Bo G. Hellers

    Professor in building engineering, Royal College of Engineering, Stockholm.

  • Andrei Plesu

    A Romanian philosopher, essayist, journalist, literary critic and art critic.

  • Francesco Zavatti

    PhD student in History, CBEES, Södertörn University.

  • Simon Larsson

    Researcher, Department of Science and Ideas History, Uppsala University.

  • Freek van der Vet

    The author is a PhD candidate at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.

  • Nadezda Petrusenko

    PhD-student in history, Södertörn University.

  • Cristian Norocel

    Is affiliated postdoctoral researcher to the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN), in the University of Helsinki (Finland), and adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, in Stockholm University (Sweden).

  • Arseniy Svynarenko

    Arseniy Svynarenko is Ukrainian born sociologist and youth researcher, lives and works in Finland.

  • Riikka Nisonen

    PhD, is researcher in the Aleksanteri Instititute (The Finnish Centre of East European and Russian Studies) of the University of Helsinki. She recieved her PhD in history at the University of Tampere in 2012.

  • Niklas Nilsson

    Niklas Nilsson is a Doctoral Candidate in Political Science at Södertörn University and Uppsala University. He is currently a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University.

  • Per Eklöf

    Freelance journalist and photographer, Stockholm

  • David Gaunt

    Professor of history at Södertörn University.

  • Inga Aalia & Kjetil Duvold

    Inga Aalia, holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Vilnius and a master’s degree from the University of Oslo. Kjetil Duvold, PhD in political science. Positions at Södertörn, Humboldt, Vytautas Magnus, and Vilnius universities.

  • Sven Rücker

    Received his PhD in philosophy from Freie Universität Berlin in 2010, where he is currently teaching. His dissertation “Das Gesetz der Überschreitung: Eine philosophische Geschichte der Grenzen” will be published by Wilhelm Fink Verlag 2012.

  • Hannah Lutz

    Recently completed an MA in comparative literature and gender studies at Åbo Akademi University in Finland.

  • Jakob Norberg

    Is the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of German at Duke University.

  • Eneken Laanes

    A senior research fellow at the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences.

  • Vsevolod Bashkuev

    A historian, and research fellow at the Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan studies, Ulan–Ude, Russia.

  • Olaf Haagensen

    PhD student at the University of Agder (Norway), working on a dissertation on Holocaust literature from the period 1990–2010. He is also a literary critic in the Norwegian weekly newspaper Morgenbladet.

  • Per Bolin

    Associate professor of history and research director at CBEES. Specializes in the modern history of the Baltic states, particularly Latvia and Lithuania.

  • Påhl Ruin

    Freelance-writer, living in Vilnius.

  • Jan Christensen

    Associate professor of history, Gothenburg University.

  • Håkan Blomqvist

    PhD, director of the Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University.

  • Mike Dennis

    Is Professor of Modern German History, School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications, University of Wolverhampton.

  • Lars Johannsen

    Ph.D., Department of Political Science and Government, Faculty of Business and Social Science, Aarhus University.

  • Yuliya Yurchuk

    PhD in history at Centre for Baltic and East European studies, Södertörn University.

  • Nicholas Aylott

    Senior lecturer in political science, research leader, Södertörn University, Stockholm.

  • Kutte Jönsson

    Associate professor of sport philosophy and sport ethics, Department of Sport Sciences at Malmö University.

  • Anders Nordström

    Anders Nordström has a Ph.D. in political science and is post doctoral researcher at CBEES since 2010. His main specialization is European politics, transnational regulation and international organizations monitoring of states with a focus on the Council of Europe and the Eastern Enlargement of this organization.

  • Kevin Deegan-Krause & Tim Haughton

    Kevin Deegan-Krause (to the right) is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University. Tim Haughton (to the left) is Senior Lecturer in the Politics of Central and Eastern Europe at the University of Birmingham and the 2011-12 Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

  • Bo Petersson

    Professor of political science and professor of international migration and ethnic relations (IMER), Culture and Society, Malmö University.

  • Vassilis Petsinis

    Postdoctoral research fellow, CBEES, Södertörn University.

  • Lars Kleberg

    Professor emeritus of Slavic languages, writer, translator.

  • Ann-Mari Sätre

    Associate professor of economics, senior lecturer/ senior researcher at UCRS , Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

  • Nancy Westman

    A journalist focusing on the arts.

  • Markku Kivinen

    Director Aleksanteri Institute, Professor in Sociology.

  • Jukka Pietiläinen

    PhD, senior research at Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki. He is currently finishing a book on Russian magazines and starting article on fraud in Russian elections.

  • Iveta Jurkane

    Doctoral student in Sociology, BEEGS.

  • Yulia Gradskova

    Postdoctoral fellow at CBEES.

  • Sven Hort

    Professor of sociology, Södertörn Universty.

  • Sara Bergfors

    Journalist and AD for Baltic Worlds, Stockholm.

  • Pärtel Piirimäe

    Associate professor of history at the University of Tartu. Has been a research fellow at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge.

  • Kathrin Bernard

    Freelance writer, Berlin.

  • Ekaterina Kalinina

    Since February 2010 she is PhD-student at Södertörns Högskola (BEEGS - Baltic and East European Graduate School.

  • Katri Pynnöniemi

    PhD in international relations; researcher at the Finnish Institute of Foreign Affairs, Helsinki.

  • Per Jönsson

    Editor at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), Stockholm, foreign affairs reporter for the daily Dagens Nyheter 1980—2010.

  • Teresa Kulawik & Renata Ingbrant

    Teresa Kulawik, Professor of Gender Studies, Södertörn University and Renata Ingbrant, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stockholm University.

  • Maria Janion

    Professor of literature Maria Janion is seen as an archaeologist of Polish culture and national identity, and is recognized as the nestor of gender studies in Poland.

  • Tomaž Deželan

    Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana; researcher at the Centre for Political Science Research at the same faculty.

  • Helmut Müller-Enbergs & Thomas Wegener Friis

    Helmut Müller-Enbergs, adj. professor, University of Southern Denmark; Guestprofessor, University of Gotland; Senior Researcher The agency of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi records (BStU). Thomas Wegener Friis, associate professor and network coordinator at the Centre for Cold War at the Department for History and Civilization, University of Southern Denmark

  • Jonas Harvard

    Manager for the Nordic Spaces programme, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University.

  • Johan Öberg

    Research Officer, Faculty Office for Fine and Applied Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Stefanos Katsikas

    PhD, lecturer in history, Department of History, Goldsmiths, University of London.

  • Magnus Ljunggren

    Professor Emeritus of Russian at the University of Gothenburg.

  • Michael Rießler

    PhD in general linguistics.

  • Fredrik Eriksson

    PhD in history, researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University. Has written on agricultural policy and the Swedish Conservative Party.

  • Gunnar Åselius

    Professor of military history at the Swedish National Defence College in Stockholm.

  • Egle Rindzevičiūtė

    PhD in cultural studies; post-doctoral researcher at the Gothenburg Research Institute of the Stockholm School of Economics, the University of Gothenburg, and Tema Q, Linköping University, Sweden

  • Björn Rombach

    Professor of business administration at the School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg

  • Josefina Lundblad

    PhD candidate, University of California, Berkeley

  • Karl Schlögel

    Professor of East European History at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).

  • Birgit van der Leeden

    German author.

  • Jacob Christensen

    Jacob Christensen is lecturer in social science at the department of Social Work, UC Lillebælt.

  • Ingmar Oldberg

    Associate researcher in the Russia program at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Stockholm).

  • Barbara Lönnqvist

    Professor of Russian at the Åbo Akademi University and associate professor of Slavic languages at Stockholm University.

  • Tilo Schabert

    Professor emeritus of political science at the University of Erlangen.

  • Madeleine Granvik

    Human geographer, PhD in landscape planning and assistant professor in planning for sustainable development and management of urban-rural interactions.

  • Uffe Østergaard

    Professor of European history at the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School, and former director of the Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

  • Florence Fröhlig

    Doctoral student in ethnology at BEEGS.

  • Karl Molin

    Professor of history at Stockholm University.

  • Péteris Timofejevs Henriksson

    Senior lecturer in political science at Södertörns University. His research focuses on Europeanization of Central and Eastern European countries.

  • Robert Hislope

    Robert Hislope (Ph.D., Ohio State, 1995) teaches comparative politics at Union College (Schenectady, New York).

  • Adam Michnik

    Editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, where he sometimes writes under the pen names Andrzej Zagozda or Andrzej Jagodziński. In 1966–1989, one of the leading organizers of the illegal, democratic opposition in Poland. He is the recipient of many awards, including a Knight of the Legion of Honour.

  • Slavenka Drakulic

    Croatian writer and publicist currently living in Sweden.

  • Mats Bergquist

    PhD in political science. Chancellor of Växjö University and Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

  • Rikke Petersson

    Former lecturer in Swedish language and literature at the University of Munster, Germany 1982–2004.

  • Ulf Persson

    Professor of mathematics at Chalmers University, Gothenburg.

  • Anja Schnabel

    PhD in German literature (Hanover) on Peter Weiss. Lecturer at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense.

  • Natalia Poltavtseva

    Associate Professor. Reader at the Russian Anthropological School, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow. Senior Researcher at the Russian Institute for Cultural Research, Moscow.

  • Pertti Joenniemi

    Senior Research Fellow, DIIS

  • Anna Storm

    Postdoc at CBEES. Her dissertation Hope and Rust: Reinterpreting the Industrial Place in the Late 20th Century was published in 2008.

  • Matthew Kott

    Holds a PhD in history. Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University.

  • Gunnar Wetterberg

    Head of research at Saco, The Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations. Author of a biography of Axel Oxenstierna. Holds an honorary doctorate from Lund University.

  • David Kirby

    Professor at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. Among his publications are Finland in the Twentieth Century (1979), Northern Europe in the Early Modern Period (1990) and The Baltic World 1772–1993 (1995).

  • Karin S Lindelöf

    Ethnologist who completed her PhD in 2006 with the thesis If we now are going to be like Europe – the creation of gender and normality among young women in the Poland. Postdoc at Stockholm University.

  • Björn Kumm

    Björn Kumm is a Swedish journalist and author.

  • Kristoffer Morén

    Freelancejournalist with interest for environmental questions.

  • Thomas Borchert


  • Angela Oker-Blom

    Visual artist and freelance journalist.

  • Anaïs Marin

    Anaïs Marin is a French political scientist based in Helsinki.

  • Torgny Hinnemo

    Journalist with a background in Soviet studies. Author of several books.

  • Geir Flikke

    Senior Fellow, Department for International Politics, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

  • Sofie Bedford

    Sofie Bedford, PhD in political science, Stockholm University. Sofie’s main research interest is the political developments of the former Soviet sphere, especially Central Asia and the Caucasus.

  • Emelie Lilliefeldt

    Emelie Lilliefeldt is a PhD candidate at Stockholm University and in the Baltic and East European Graduate School, Södertörn University. Her research covers party organization and party behavior in Europe.

  • Åsa Bengtsson

    Åsa Bengtsson (Pol.dr, Docent) is an Academy Researcher at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. She specializes in public opinion and electoral research.

  • Ann-Catrin Östman

    Lecturer at Åbo Akademi University (Turku, Finland).

  • Claudia Kraft

    Professor of East and Central European History at Erfurt University.

  • Hanna Söderbaum

    PhD student in economic history, Uppsala University.

  • Péter Balogh

    PhD student in human geography, Södertörn University.

  • Klaus Misgeld & Karl Molin

    Klaus Misgeld is professor of history and former research director at the Labor Movement Archives and Library (ARAB). Karl Molin is professor in history, Stockholm University.

  • Peter Johnsson

    Peter Johnsson is a foreign correspondent. Working for Nordic media and based in Warsaw he has covered the countries in East-Central Europe since 1980. He is the author of several books on Poland and polish history.

  • Ann-Cathrine Jungar

    Ann-Cathrine Jungar is associate professor at Södertörn university and Director of Studies of BEEGS (Baltic and East European Graduate School).

  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, former President of the USSR.

  • Archie Brown

    Archie Brown is Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford University and an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford. He has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 1991 and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2003. His most recent book is The Rise and Fall of Communism (2009).

  • Irina Sandomirskaja

    Professor of cultural studies at CBEES, Södertörn University.

  • Margareta Tillberg

    Associate professor of history and theory of art and design.

  • Sergey Zhuravlev & Jukka Gronow

    Together Gronow and Zhuralev have written a history of pre-war Soviet fashion.

  • Philip Hanson

    Professor emeritus of the political economy of Russia and Eastern Europe.

  • Gudrun Persson

    PhD in history.

  • Pontus Reimers

    Editorial consultant.

  • Michel Ekman

    PhD, researcher and literary critic.

  • Lena Jonson

    PhD in political science at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.

  • Sven Eliaeson

    Professor in political science.

  • Oksana Udovyk

    PhD student in the Södertörns högskola, engaged in the project called RISKGOV. This project is dealing with environmental risks management in the Baltic Sea.

  • Johnny Rodin

    PhD in political science, Södertörn University.

  • Ilja Viktorov

    PhD in Economic History, 2007.

  • Maija Runcis

    Associate professor, history, Södertörn University.

  • Hans Wolf

    Freelance writer.

  • Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen & Tanya Jukkala

    Illkka Henrik Mäkinen is professor of sociology at Södertörn University, director of the Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (SCOHOST). Tanya Jukkala is doctoral student in sociology at Baltic and East European Graduate School (BGEES) Södertörn University.

  • Michael Gentile

    Associate professor of human geography at Södertörn University and Umeå University.

  • Anders Hammarlund

    Associate professor, cultural historian, and music ethnologist.

  • Irka Cederberg

    Irka Cederberg is a journalist and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work.

  • Michael Bradshaw

    Professor Human Geography, University of Leicester, UK.

  • Markus Huss

    PhD in Literature and member of the Scientific Advisory Council of Baltic Worlds.

  • Helene Carlbäck

    Helene Carlbäck, associate professor of history, Södertörn University.

  • Anders Hellner

    Senior adviser at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Stockholm)

  • Marielle Vitureau

    Baltic States correspondent, Radio France Internationale and AFP

  • Tove Stenqvist

    Journalist at Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Malmö Sweden.

  • Anna Danielsson

    Journalist, specializing in labor market issues.

  • MarieLouise Samuelsson

    Freelance journalist currently focusing on research policy and research funding.

  • Peter Lodenius

    Former editor-in-chief of the Swedish-language weekly magazine Ny Tid [New Times] (Helsinki).

  • Unn Gustafsson

    Freelance writer.

  • Matti Peltonen

    Professor of social history at the Department of Social Science History, University of Helsinki.

  • AnuMai Kõll

    Is legally responsible for the publication Baltic Worlds. Professor in Baltic History, Culture and Society, and director of CBEES at Södertörn University.

  • Barbara Czarniawska

    Holds a chair in management studies at GRI, School of Business, Economics and Law, at the University of Gothenburg.

  • Kristian Gerner

    Professor of history at Lund University.

  • Steve Sem-Sandberg

    Author and critic. Has published a dozen novels, investigative stories, and collections of essays.

  • Vesa Oittinen

    Professor of Russian philosophy and intellectual history at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.

  • Rebecka Lettevall

    Associate professor of the history of ideas at Södertörn University, Pro-vice chancellor of Södertörn University.

  • Thomas Lundén

    Professor of human geography, CBEES. Editor of the year-book Ymer.

  • Torbjörn Nilsson

    Associate professor of history, works at the Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University.

  • Anna Rotkirch

    Associate professor of social policy and women’s studies at the University of Helsinki.

  • Arne Bengtsson

    Foreign correspondent at the Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (TT), where he covers the Baltic countries.

  • Ann-Louise Martin

    Worked for 25 years in the Arts and Science Department at the Swedish Radio.

  • Anders Mellbourn

    Visiting professor at CBEES, Södertörn University, editor-in-chief Sändaren.

  • Martin Hårdstedt

    Associate professor of history at Umeå University.

  • Guje Sevón

    Professor of economic psychology at Stockholm School of Economics.

  • Johan Eellend

    Ph.D, works at CBEES, Södertörn University.

  • Torbjörn Eng

    Ph.D. in history, leads the international and multidisciplinary research program ”Nordiska rum” (Nordic Spaces) at CBEES (Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, at Södertörn University.

  • Anna Janowiak

    Graduated in international relations at Adam Mickiewicz University of Pozna´n and is completing a Ph.D. in European Social History at Ca’Foscari University of Venice

  • Thorsten Nybom

    Professor of history at Örebro University and vice rector there.

  • Anders Björnsson

    Editor-in-chief of BW 2008-2012.

  • Per Högselius

    Ph.D in innovation studies, researcher at the Department of History of Science and Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

  • Laura Kolbe

    Professor of European History at the University of Helsinki.

  • Risto Alapuro

    Research professor at the Academy of Finland.

  • Lennart Samuelson

    Associate professor of economic history at the Stockholm School of Economics.

  • Sune Jungar

    Professor of Nordic history at Åbo (Turku) Academy University.

  • Andrea Petö

    Associate professor at the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University, Budapest.

  • Li Bennich-Björkman

    Johan Skytte professor in political science at Uppsala University.

  • Karl Magnus Johansson

    Associate professor of political science at Södertörn University.

  • Beate Feldmann

    Doctorand in ethnology at CBEES, Södertörn University.

  • Antje Wischmann

    Currently visiting professor in Scandinavian studies at the University of Tübingen, lecturer at the Department for Northern European Studies at the Humboldt University Berlin.

  • András Bozóki

    Professor of political science at the Central European University in Budapest.

  • Slava Gerovitch

    Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Jens E. Olesen

    Professor of Scandinavian and Finnish history at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Greifswald.

  • Susanne Lundin

    Professor of ethnology at Lund University.

  • Bernd Henningsen

    Professor of Scandivian studies, director of the Department of Northern European Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

  • Max Engman

    Professor of history at Åbo (Turku) Academy University.

  • Ragni Svensson

    Illustrator Baltic Worlds. Board member of the artist collective Detroit since 2007.

  • Brian Manning Delaney

    Translator Brian Manning Delaney has developed a Style Guide for Baltic Worlds, based on a modified version of the Chicago system.

  • Ninna Mörner

    Editor Baltic Worlds.

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