Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows Research Seminars

This series of seminars presents ongoing work of the Visiting Fellows and other guest researchers of the Aleksanteri Institute.

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

Visiting Fellows Research Seminars continue in February 2013. A new seminar programme will be published by the end of January 2013.

Programme  Autumn 2012

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

Please note that this programme may be subject to change.

9 August

Janet Elise Johnson
, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA
The Gender of Corruption in Russia

16 August
Andrei Sõtšov,
University of Tartu, Estonia 
The Concept of National Identity in the modern Russian Orthodox Church

30 August
Jelena Obradovic-Wochnik
, Aston University, United Kingdom
Debating Reconciliation and Confronting the Past in Serbia: Divergent Practices and Local Resistance

5 September
Holly Porteous
, Visiting PhD student
Glasgow University, United Kingdom
'Buy, buy, buy': Femininity and Consumption in Contemporary Russian Women's Magazines
PLEASE NOTE: This meeting takes place on Wednesday.

20 September
Marianna Muravyeva, Visiting Research Fellow
Herzen State Pedagogical University and Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki
"Domestic Disturbances: Crime, Family and Gender in Modern Russia"

4 October
Robert Kaiser, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Estonia and the Birth of Cyberwar

18 October
Peggy Watson, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Poland's Political Economy of Shame - And How it Works in the Context of Health Care Change

29 November
Deniz Dinc
, Visiting PhD student
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Turkish Influence in Central Asia: Reasons of the Failure of Turkish Nationalist Discourse Towards Central Asian Turkic Republics

13 December

Galina Nikiporets-Takigawa, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Opposition Won the Battle for the Internet, so, What's Next? The Internet and Social Media in the "Managed" Russian Protest (2011-2012).

You are warmly welcome to attend the Visiting Fellows research seminars!
Please register your participation at the latest one week prior to each seminar to Eeva Korteniemi (eeva.korteniemi[at]

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