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.

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Programme Autumn 2013

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.

22 August
Anna Badyina
, Scool of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
The Housing Question and the Production of Uneven Urban Spatialities in Post-Soviet Moscow and Russia.

5 September
Anne Le Huérou,
School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) / University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France
Police Reform and the Role of the Civil Society in Preventing Police Violence in the Russian Federation.

19 September
Svetlana Stephenson
, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, London Metropolitan University
In the Shadow of the State. Street Societies in Russia.

26 September
Mikhail Maslovskiy
, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Multiple Modernities Perspective in Historical Sociology and Russia's Post-Communist Transformations.

3 October
Tom Junes,
Human and Social Sciences Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria
Growing up with Solidarity: The Cold War Roots of Post-communist Populism

10 October
Mayya Soboleva
, Institute of Philosophy, Phillipps-University of Marburg, Germany
"Homo Sovieticus": The Origin of a New Soviet Man

17 October
Kåre Johan Mjør, Uppsala University, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Sweden
The Concept of Civilisation in Contemporary Russia

21 November
Andrei Tsygankov, San Francisco State University, Departments of Political Science and International Relations, USA
The Discourse of Civilization in Russia's Foreign Policy

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 Riikka Palonkorpi (riikka.palonkorpi[at]

For more information, please contact Riikka Palonkorpi (riikka.palonkorpi[at]