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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 doctoral student in political sciences at Södertörn University and studies changes and challenges for democracy and the state structure in former-Soviet countries with foucs on Ukraine and Estonia.
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
Professor of political science at the University of Gothenburg. Her main research areas are foreign policy decision-making, international relations, and party politics.
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 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 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).
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.
PhD in history, researcher at Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena. His research interests are cultural and intellectual history, modern Europe, and Jewish history.
Senior lecturer at the University of Kent.
PhD, currently holds a post-doctoral position at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Michigan.
Holds a PhD from the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam.
Postdoctoral researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.
Associate professor in the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University.
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 and Johan Eellend are both PhD:s in history.
PhD and researcher at School of Social Sciences, Södertörn University.
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.
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.
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 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 is PhD student in Media and Communication Studies at Södertörn University. Roman Horbyk was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. He has worked as a journalist.
Professor of ethnology and director of Centrum för Danmarksstudier (Center for Denmark Studies), Lund University.
Professor of politics and society, University College London.
Associate professor of history of ideas, Södertörn University.
PhD in Slavic languages, Lund University (2003).
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 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.
Postgraduate research student in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London.
PhD student in history at the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), Södertörn University.
Associate professor and researcher at the Institute for Language and Folklore in Uppsala.
PhD in history and researcher at the Institue of Contemporary History at Södertörn University.
Senior research officer at the Swedish Biodiversity Centre. Co-authors: Weronika Axelsson Linkowski, Marie Kvarnström, Ann Norderhaug, Jörgen Wissmans and Bolette Bele.
PhD in Human Geography and lecturer at Södertörn University.
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.
Senior researcher in law at SIEPS, Swedish Institute for European Policy Research, and postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University.
PhD in sociology, CBEES, Södertörn University.
Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine.
Yuri Andrukhovych is a Ukrainian prose writer, poet, essayist, and translator.
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 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.
PhD in human geography at University of Latvia.
DAAD postdoctoral fellow at the University of Konstanz. PhD in comparative literature from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
PhD from Moscow State University for Humanities.
Carl Marklund is a postdoctoral researcher at CBEES, Södertörn University, since August 2012.
Professor at the Institute of Contemporary History of Södertörn University.
Professor of history at the American University in Bulgaria.
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.
Archealogist, Gothenburg University
Professor of Maritime Archaeology, MARIS, Södertörn University
Madeleine Hurd is assistant professor in history, Södertörn University and Steffen Werther is PhD in history, also at Södertörn University.
Associate professor of political science at Södertörn University. Director for the former German Studies Research Unit.
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 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 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.
Professor emerita at Potsdam University. Professorships at universities in Bochum, Munich and Potsdam in Slavic literary studies, especially Russian, Polish and Czech.
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.
English translator of Russian Literature and poetry.
Professor of planning and international development, University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design, Canada.
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.
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.
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.
Freelance journalist, Stockholm.
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.
PhD and lecturer on literary criticism at the Russian State University for the Humanities.
Professor in building engineering, Royal College of Engineering, Stockholm.
A Romanian philosopher, essayist, journalist, literary critic and art critic.
PhD student in History, CBEES, Södertörn University.
Researcher, Department of Science and Ideas History, Uppsala University.
The author is a PhD candidate at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.
PhD-student in history, Södertörn University.
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 is Ukrainian born sociologist and youth researcher, lives and works in Finland.
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 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.
Freelance journalist and photographer, Stockholm
Professor of history at Södertörn University.
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.
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.
Recently completed an MA in comparative literature and gender studies at Åbo Akademi University in Finland.
Is the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of German at Duke University.
A senior research fellow at the Under and Tuglas Literature Centre of the Estonian Academy of Sciences.
A historian, and research fellow at the Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan studies, Ulan–Ude, Russia.
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.
Associate professor of history and research director at CBEES. Specializes in the modern history of the Baltic states, particularly Latvia and Lithuania.
Freelance-writer, living in Vilnius.
Associate professor of history, Gothenburg University.
PhD, director of the Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University.
Is Professor of Modern German History, School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications, University of Wolverhampton.
Ph.D., Department of Political Science and Government, Faculty of Business and Social Science, Aarhus University.
PhD Student in History, Department of Gender, Culture and History, Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), Södertörn University
Senior lecturer in political science, research leader, Södertörn University, Stockholm.
Associate professor of sport philosophy and sport ethics, Department of Sport Sciences at Malmö University.
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 (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.
Professor of political science and professor of international migration and ethnic relations (IMER), Culture and Society, Malmö University.
Postdoctoral research fellow, CBEES, Södertörn University.
Professor emeritus of Slavic languages, writer, translator.
Associate professor of economics, senior lecturer/ senior researcher at UCRS , Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
A journalist focusing on the arts.
Director Aleksanteri Institute, Professor in Sociology.
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.
Doctoral student in Sociology, BEEGS.
Postdoctoral fellow at CBEES.
Professor of sociology, Södertörn Universty.
Journalist and AD for Baltic Worlds, Stockholm.
Associate professor of history at the University of Tartu. Has been a research fellow at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge.
Freelance writer, Berlin.
Since February 2010 she is PhD-student at Södertörns Högskola (BEEGS - Baltic and East European Graduate School.
PhD in international relations; researcher at the Finnish Institute of Foreign Affairs, Helsinki.
Editor at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), Stockholm, foreign affairs reporter for the daily Dagens Nyheter 1980—2010.
Teresa Kulawik, Professor of Gender Studies, Södertörn University and Renata Ingbrant, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stockholm University.
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.
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, 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
Manager for the Nordic Spaces programme, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University.
Research Officer, Faculty Office for Fine and Applied Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
PhD, lecturer in history, Department of History, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Professor Emeritus of Russian at the University of Gothenburg.
PhD in general linguistics.
PhD in history, researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University. Has written on agricultural policy and the Swedish Conservative Party.
Professor of military history at the Swedish National Defence College in Stockholm.
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
Professor of business administration at the School of Public Administration, University of Gothenburg
PhD candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Professor of East European History at European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder).
Jacob Christensen is an associate professor at the Centre for Welfare State Studies at the Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense.
Associate researcher in the Russia program at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Stockholm).
Professor of Russian at the Åbo Akademi University and associate professor of Slavic languages at Stockholm University.
Professor emeritus of political science at the University of Erlangen.
Human geographer, PhD in landscape planning and assistant professor in planning for sustainable development and management of urban-rural interactions.
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.
Doctoral student in ethnology at BEEGS.
Professor of history at Stockholm University.
Senior lecturer in political science at Södertörns University. His research focuses on Europeanization of Central and Eastern European countries.
Robert Hislope (Ph.D., Ohio State, 1995) teaches comparative politics at Union College (Schenectady, New York).
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.
Croatian writer and publicist currently living in Sweden.
PhD in political science. Chancellor of Växjö University and Chairman of the Board of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
Former lecturer in Swedish language and literature at the University of Munster, Germany 1982–2004.
Professor of mathematics at Chalmers University, Gothenburg.
PhD in German literature (Hanover) on Peter Weiss. Lecturer at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense.
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.
Senior Research Fellow, DIIS
Postdoc at CBEES. Her dissertation Hope and Rust: Reinterpreting the Industrial Place in the Late 20th Century was published in 2008.
Holds a PhD in history. Coordinator of Romani Studies at the Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University. Reviews editor, Journal of Baltic Studies. Affiliated with the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia.
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.
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).
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 is a Swedish journalist and author.
Freelancejournalist with interest for environmental questions.
Visual artist and freelance journalist.
Anaïs Marin is a French political scientist based in Helsinki.
Journalist with a background in Soviet studies. Author of several books.
Senior Fellow, Department for International Politics, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
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 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 (Pol.dr, Docent) is an Academy Researcher at Åbo Akademi University in Finland. She specializes in public opinion and electoral research.
Lecturer at Åbo Akademi University (Turku, Finland).
Professor of East and Central European History at Erfurt University.
PhD student in economic history, Uppsala University.
PhD student in human geography, Södertörn University.
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 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 is associate professor at Södertörn university and Director of Studies of BEEGS (Baltic and East European Graduate School).
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, former President of the USSR.
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).
Professor of cultural studies at CBEES, Södertörn University.
Associate professor of history and theory of art and design.
Together Gronow and Zhuralev have written a history of pre-war Soviet fashion.
Professor emeritus of the political economy of Russia and Eastern Europe.
PhD in history.
PhD, researcher and literary critic.
PhD in political science at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
Professor in political science.
PhD student in the Södertörns högskola, engaged in the project called RISKGOV. This project is dealing with environmental risks management in the Baltic Sea.
PhD in political science, Södertörn University.
PhD in Economic History, 2007.
Associate professor, history, Södertörn University.
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.
Associate professor of human geography at Södertörn University and Umeå University.
Associate professor, cultural historian, and music ethnologist.
Irka Cederberg is a journalist and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work.
Professor Human Geography, University of Leicester, UK.
Ph D student in literature, Södertörn University.
Helene Carlbäck, associate professor of history, Södertörn University.
Senior adviser at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Stockholm)
Baltic States correspondent, Radio France Internationale and AFP
Journalist at Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Malmö Sweden.
Journalist, specializing in labor market issues.
Freelance journalist currently focusing on research policy and research funding.
Former editor-in-chief of the Swedish-language weekly magazine Ny Tid [New Times] (Helsinki).
Professor of social history at the Department of Social Science History, University of Helsinki.
Is legally responsible for the publication Baltic Worlds. Professor in Baltic History, Culture and Society, and director of CBEES at Södertörn University.
Holds a chair in management studies at GRI, School of Business, Economics and Law, at the University of Gothenburg.
Professor of history at Lund University.
Author and critic. Has published a dozen novels, investigative stories, and collections of essays.
Professor of Russian philosophy and intellectual history at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.
Associate professor of the history of ideas at Södertörn University, Pro-vice chancellor of Södertörn University.
Professor of human geography, CBEES. Editor of the year-book Ymer.
Associate professor of history, works at the Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University.
Associate professor of social policy and women’s studies at the University of Helsinki.
Foreign correspondent at the Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (TT), where he covers the Baltic countries.
Worked for 25 years in the Arts and Science Department at the Swedish Radio.
Visiting professor at CBEES, Södertörn University, editor-in-chief Sändaren.
Associate professor of history at Umeå University.
Professor of economic psychology at Stockholm School of Economics.
Ph.D, works at CBEES, Södertörn University.
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.
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
Professor of history at Örebro University and vice rector there.
Editor-in-chief of BW 2008-2012.
Ph.D in innovation studies, researcher at the Department of History of Science and Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
Professor of European History at the University of Helsinki.
Research professor at the Academy of Finland.
Associate professor of economic history at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Professor of Nordic history at Åbo (Turku) Academy University.
Associate professor at the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University, Budapest.
Johan Skytte professor in political science at Uppsala University.
Associate professor of political science at Södertörn University.
Doctorand in ethnology at CBEES, Södertörn University.
Currently visiting professor in Scandinavian studies at the University of Tübingen, lecturer at the Department for Northern European Studies at the Humboldt University Berlin.
Professor of political science at the Central European University in Budapest.
Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Professor of Scandinavian and Finnish history at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Greifswald.
Professor of ethnology at Lund University.
Professor of Scandivian studies, director of the Department of Northern European Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Professor of history at Åbo (Turku) Academy University.
Illustrator Baltic Worlds. Board member of the artist collective Detroit since 2007.
Translator Brian Manning Delaney has developed a Style Guide for Baltic Worlds, based on a modified version of the Chicago system.
Editor Baltic Worlds.