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Visiting Fellows 2008-2009


The 2008-2009 Aleksanteri Visiting Fellows are listed below, along with the projects they will pursue while in residence at the Institute.

Spring 2009 | Autumn 2008


Artemyeva, Tatiana

“Traditions of Russian Utopianism: Forms, Genres, Types”
Fellowship period: January 12 – March 11, 2009


Artmyeva Tatiana

Balmaceda, Margarita

“The Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania Between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Power, 1992-2007”
Fellowship period:  February 1 – June 30, 2009

Balmaceda Margarita

Best, Ulrich

"The controlled space of internationalism: COMECON energy projects between 1970 and 1990"
Fellowship period: May 1 – June 30, 2009


Best Ulrich

Buzalka, Juraj

"Political mobilization in Eastern Central Europe"
Fellowship period: April 1 – May 15, 2009


Buzalka Juraj

Hemment, Julie

"Restructuring of social welfare provision in Russia (examining state-run projects to promote youth voluntarism)"
Fellowship period: August 1 – 31, 2009

Hemment Julie

Ilic, Melanie

"Soviet women’s history"
Fellowship period: June1 – 30, 2009

Melanie Ilic

Malinova, Olga

"Reconsidering Russian Collective Identity in the Twenty First Century: the Public Discussions about Russia and Europe / the West"
Fellowship period: January 19 – April 18, 2009


Malinova Olga

Medvedev, Sergey

"Limits of Integration: Discourses and Identities in EU-Russia Relations"
Fellowship period: February 1 – 28, 2009


Sergey Medvedev

Nadkarni, Maya

"Remains of Socialism: Memory and anxieties of the national in postsocialist Hungary"
Fellowship period: May 1 – June 30, 2009

Maya Nadkarni

Scherrer, Jutta

"The «civilisational turn» and identity construction in contemporary Russia"
Fellowship period: May 1 – June 30, 2009

Scherrer Jutta

Simons, Gregory

"Russian mass media, and how they frame and report on the Russian war on terrorism"
Fellowship period: April 1 – May 31, 2009

Simons Greg

Utekhin, Ilya 

"Analysis of documentation recorded during the closure of the European University at St. Petersburg"
Fellowship period: January 1 – 31, March 1-31, June 1-30, 2009


Utekhin Ilya


Lyapunova, Olga

"Welfare, Gender and Agency in Russia in the 2000s; Crisis Centres for Women in Russia Today: A National Survey Study"
Fellowship period: November 15 – December 14, 2008

Lyapunova Olga

Mitrofanova, Anastasia

"The influence of Orthodox Christianity on world politics"
Fellowship period: November 1-30, 2008


Obradovic, Jelena

”Critical perspectives on ‘truth and reconciliation’ in the Balkans”
Fellowship period: September 23 – December 22, 2008

Obradovic Jelena

Spring 2009 | Autumn 2008