Director of the Visiting Fellows Programme
Anna Korhonen
Head of International Affairs
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Eeva Korteniemi
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Location & Connections


Visiting Fellows 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 Aleksanteri Visiting Fellows are listed below, along with the projects they will pursue while visiting the Institute.

Autumn 2016 | Spring 2017


Åse B. Grødeland
Fafo, Oslo, Norway
"Russian legal culture"
(mid-November 2016 - mid-January 2017)

Stefan Guth
University of Bern, Switzerland
“Oasis of the Future. The Atomic City of Shevchenko/Aktau, 1959-2019”
(August - October 2016)

Rustam Urinboyev
Lund University, Sweden
“Migration and Legal Culture in Russia: Central Asian Migrant Workers’ Everyday Experiences of Law in Moscow”
(September – October 2016)


Stacy Closson
Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USA
 “Russian Behavior in the Arctic: Regional, Middle or Hegemonic Power?
(April - May 2017)

Linda J. Cook
Brown University, USA
“Social Policy in the Russian Federation: Directions, Policy Processes, Outcomes, Prospects”
(June 2017)

Oleksandr Fisun
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
“Ukraine’s Neopatrimonial Democracy after the Euromaidan Revolution”
(mid-April - mid-June 2017)

Marcin Kaczmarski
University of Warsaw, Poland
“Two Ways of Influence-building: Comparative analysis of the Eurasian Economic Union and the New Silk Road”
(April - May 2017)

Ilya Kalinin
Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
“The Politics of Identity and (De)Modernisation Processes in Contemporary Russia”
(January 2017)

Luke March
University of Edinburgh, UK
“Nationalist Values Projection in the Foreign Policy of Great Powers: Russia, China and the United States”
(April 2017)

Galina Miazhevich
University of Leicester, UK
“Hierarchy of Intolerance: Populist “Othering” in the post-Soviet Mediascape”
(March - April 2017)

Ulla Pape
University of Bremen, Germany
“Confronting HIV/AIDS in Russia and Ukraine: A Comparative study on epidemic impact and policy response”
(February - March 2017)

Anna Paretskaya
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
“Middle Class and the Twilight of Socialism: Discourses of Politics and Culture in the Late Soviet Union”
(mid-May - mid-July 2017)

Olga Shevchenko
Williams College, USA
“Snapshot Histories: The Afterlife of Socialism in Russian Family Albums”
(May - June 2017)

Dilyara Suleymanova
University of Zurich, Switzerland
"Schooling the sense of belonging: education, language and politics of identity in post-Soviet Tatarstan, Russia"
(January 2017)

Katya Tolstaya
VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
“Theology after Gulag”
(mid-May - mid-July 2017)