Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows have been selected

We are glad to welcome twelve outstanding scholars to the Aleksanteri Institute for research visits during the academic year 2023–2024!

There were as many as 155 applications submitted for the Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellows Programme for the upcoming academic year. Many thanks for the excellent proposals we have received from applicants from around the world.

We have chosen twelve proposals based on academic excellence and potential for mutually beneficial research visit. Given our ability to invite only a few of the many qualified applicants we hope that many of those who submitted an application will consider this opportunity in the coming years, as well.

Aleksanteri Visiting Fellows 2023–2024

Roy Allison, Professor of Russian and Eurasian International Relations, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford
“Russian legal and normative rhetoric over its war against Ukraine: Implications for the European security order”

Luca Anceschi, Professor of Eurasian Studies, University of Glasgow
“Authoritarian Contagion. Pandemic Politics in Central Asia” 

Emily Channel-Justice, Director, Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program, Harvard University
“Displacement, Emplacement, and Self-Organization: Ukraine 2014-2021” 

Natasha Danilova, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen
“The analysis of gendered responses in Russia to the war in Ukraine: from the news coverage to digital activism”

Alexey Golubev, Associate Professor, University of Houston
“No Natural Colonization: The Early Soviet School of Historical Anticolonialism”

Laura Henry, Professor of Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College 
“Activism in Exile After War: Advocacy, Adaptation, and Exclusion”

Kristina Jonutytė, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vilnius University 
“Racialised Ethnic Minority Belonging at a Time of War: The Buryat Case“

Petru Negura, Researcher, Institute for Legal, Political and Sociological Studies, Chisinau 
“Assistance Through Control. De-Constructing the Binary Social Representation and State Policy Towards the Homeless in Post-Soviet Moldova” 

Dragana Obradovic, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
“Between Socialist Modernity and Communalism of the Rural in Yugoslavia” 

Sergii Pakhomenko, Associate Professor, Mariupol State University 
“Historical narratives in propaganda: cases of Russia, Ukraine and Finland” 

Max Trecker, Postdoctoral Researcher, Leibniz-Institute for History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Leipzig
“Ukraine as a Place of Economic Imagination (1870-2022)”

Olena Uvarova, Associate Professor, Odesa National Medical University 
“Russian 'Patronage Policy' concerning Ottoman Christians and 'Protective Policy' for Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine: comparing ideologies”