Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows Research Seminars

This series of seminars presents ongoing work of the Visiting Fellows of the Aleksanteri Institute.

To find out more about the Visiting Scholars Programme, please see

Visiting Fellows Research Seminars continue 9 February 2012 with András Déak's (Central European University) presentation titled: "Russia and Global Oil Price Setting: "Price taker” or benevolent dominant".

Programme  Autumn 2011

Time: Thursdays, starting at 14:15
Venue: Aleksanteri Institute, Unioninkatu 33, Meeting room 2nd floor

August 18
Linda J. Cook, Brown University, United States
Access to Health Care in Russia:  the State, NGOs and Private Providers
Abstract (pdf)

August 25
Ilya Gerasimov, Ab Imperio Quarterly, Russia
Writing Degree Zero, and Beyond: Reading Social Practices between the Lines of Anonymous Letters of Extortion in the Late Imperial City
Abstract (pdf)

September 15
Dominique Moran, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Women in the Russian Penal System: Constructions of Femininity in Carceral Space'
Abstract (pdf)

September 29
Zuzanna Bogumil, Academy of Special Education in Warsaw, Poland
Gulag cemeteries: Sites of common memory or places of a nation’s symbolic domination
Abstract (pdf)

November 17
Sean Roberts, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway
How real is ‘virtual’ competition? The role of the internet in the December State Duma election
Abstract (pdf)

Printable programme (pdf)

You are warmly welcome to attend the Visiting Fellows research seminars!
Please register your participation at the latest one week prior to each seminar by filling in an electronic form at

For more information, please contact Anna Korhonen (anna.korhonen[at] Eeva Korteniemi (eeva.korteniemi[at]