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IMARES courses offered in 2012–2013

Division 1 POLITICS AND ECONOMY Fall 2012 • Security Threats in Eurasia: Armed Conflicts, Terrorism and Extremism • Comparative Political and Economic Development after Communism • Central Asia States: Making, Breaking and Remaking Spring 2013 • Regime Change in Post-Soviet Eurasia • Post-Soviet Political Economy • Russian Foreign Policy • The Political Economy of Energy in Eurasia Division 2 SOCIETY AND HISTORY Fall 2012 • Islam and Nationalism in Eurasia • Russian Political and Social History • Russian Media, Culture and Society • Doing Fieldwork in Russia • Siberia: An Introduction to the Region Spring 2013 • The Russian Empire: Sovereignty, Nationalism and Politics of Diversity • A World History of the Caucasus, 3000 B.C.E. – 2013 C.E. TEACHING MODULE IN KAZAN: EMPIRE AND ISLAM • Ethnicity and Culture in Soviet and Post-Soviet Tatarstan • Imperial Histories, Eurasian Political and Intellectual Controversies THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE COURSE

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Whether because of global energy concerns, regional and ethnic conflicts, economic growth, migration, EastWest relations, or political unpredictability, the Eurasian space continues to attract international attention. The International M.A. in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) at EUSP is designed to meet this strong interest by engaging the many analytical challenges posed therein. IMARES provides training in the politics, economy, society, and history of Russia and neighboring Eurasian states. It combines the highest standards of teaching in English by Russian and international faculty with the advantages of living in St. Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital. A separate teaching module on Empire and Islam is offered in Kazan, the city where Slavic and Turkic civilizations meet. We offer a comprehensive and varied curriculum. IMARES, an advanced graduate program for students who already hold a B.A. degree or its equivalent, offers training and research opportunities as well as firsthand experience to get a close feel for Russia and the many other countries in the wider region. In 1998 this program began as M.A. in Russian Studies. More than 270 international students have taken our Russian Studies courses and over 120 M.A. degrees have been awarded. Over the years the program has hosted many distinguished international faculty: Gerry Easter (Boston College), M. Steven Fish (University of California-Berkeley), Henry Hale (George Washington University), Ted Hopf

Jessica Allina-Pisano. William Zimmerman (University of Michigan). David Woodruff (LSE). 4 . Cambridge University Markku Kivinen. University of Helsinki Stephen Kotkin. Harvard University. Brian Taylor. Others have entered Ph. Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris Alexander Etkind. George Mason University. Peter Rutland (Wesleyan University). Bloomberg. Princeton University. Princeton University Michael Urban.D. Heidelberg University and more. Georgetown University Dominique Colas. diplomatic missions. Shell. University of California – Berkeley The normal EUSP MA program takes 12 months. Rene de Nevers (University of ’e Syracuse). It includes additional residential and workload requirements to meet the formal governmental regulations for a two-year degree. Michael Urban (University of California–Santa Cruz). Carbon Capital Markets Ltd. University of California – Santa Cruz Alexei Yurchak. University of Ottawa. IMARES Advisory Council Harley Balzer. Our graduates work in such organizations as the US State Department. the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. But in some countries domestic authorities recognize state degrees only. To qualify for the Russian State MA Degree Track students will have to take a third semester study (residence unit) at a reduced fee and a fourth non-residence semester for dissertation writing. For those wishing to receive the Russian Ministry of Education Master’s Degree EUSP designed a State MA Degree Track.(Ohio State University). Alfa Bank. University of Washington. Mary McAuley (Ford Foundation). programs at Oxford University. University of Chicago.

the role of radical nationalism.COURSES OFFERED IN 2012–2013 • Each course consists of lectures and follow-up discussion sessions • Еach course counts for 8 ECTS credits • All instruction is in English Politics and Economy Division 1 FALL 2012 Security Threats in Eurasia: Armed Conflicts. including the Afghanistan-Pakistan context. and their security implications. and Extremism Ekaterina Stepanova The course focuses on the origins of and trends in organized political violence (armed conflicts. The following sections are structured on a case-study/regional basis and explore how these issues manifest themselves in Russia. From the theoretical 5 . The course addresses the role of both non-state and state actors in armed violence and concludes by a section on conflict management and prevention strategies and discussion of functional and legitimate ways of countering violent extremism. Terrorism. other states of the Caucasus and in the post-Soviet and the broader Central Asia. Comparative Political and Economic Development after Communism Alexei Pikulik The course offers a broad overview of the economic transformation literature with a distinct focus on the issues of simultaneous (re) making of political and economic institutions. and the links between political violence and organized crime. religious extremism and the “new left” and “new right” extremism in armed violence. the course provides an introduction into global trends in armed conflicts and terrorism. terrorism). While the main focus is on the post-Soviet space. It employs multidisciplinary analytical framework centred on the human security approach. other forms of collective violence and political extremism in Eurasia.

unequal supply of property rights by the state (state-capture. Iran. Kyrgyzstan. we will easily go way beyond the mainstream classics. Uzbekistan. Our primarily concern here is the main problem of postcommunist transition: the interplay between the losers of change (those. Yet. regional and domestic crossroads for five Former Soviet Union countries of Central Asia: Kazakhstan. Turkey and Afghanistan). 6 . Beyond the literature. the transformation of the welfare regimes. the EU pressures) as well as the internal resource endowments and legacies of interdependencies. United States. we will look into some cross-national comparisons (mostly from Africa) and examine the role and aspirations of external actors in the region (including Russia. In order to do this we will analyze complex political. predation). The course promises to leave the participants somewhat bitter. environmental and social issues involved in contemporary Central Asia in the context of international politics. resource politics and regional power balance. and integrate the somewhat 'bitter' theories of rents and rent-seeking. we will closely examine the theories of economic change.East and Latin America. we will talk a lot about corruption. Islamic movements and regional migration as well as scholarly works that focus specifically on Central Asia. we will see how this interplay affected the paths of institution building and how the external factors (mainly. cronyism.standpoint. assisted the consolidations of those paths. The readings for the course consist of general international relations and comparative politics literature on the relevant subjects such as state-making and state-breaking. we will watch documentaries in class. Using some references to history we will analyze contemporary situation in these countries and study the dilemmas of peace and conflict. and Tajikistan. On the more empirical level. Turkmenistan. and will have a guest. as well as the theories of political-regime change. state-making. oligarchs and cronyism in the post-Soviet space with some examples from Middle. national versus clan loyalties. development of natural resources and environmental problems. China. but well informed. In addition. Breaking and Remaking Darya Pushkina This course examines international. whose interests are threatened by the transition) and the new winners (those. During the course. state-capture and the phenomena of state's predation. whose interests are the 'partial transition'). Central Asia States: Making.

decentralization. we move into empirics of economic policies and access the privatization. the role of domestic political elites and international political and economic actors. After reviewing the theoretical debate on the market-making. Post-Soviet Political Economy Alexei Pikulik The main goal of this course is to give students a broad perspective over the political economy of Post-Soviet space with a dominant focus on Ukraine. Then. making various intra and inter-regional comparisons. Russia and Belarus. undersupply of property rights. etc. macroeconomic stabilization programs. The course offers a combination of two options. public steering of the economy. development and developmental traps. the course traces the making and unmaking of major political institutions in these newly established states by examining the impact of legacy of the past. Starting with the collapse of the Soviet Union as a point of departure. reviewing the debates in Washington/Post-Washington consensus regarding the reform agendas. we dwell on the ‘point of departure’ by investigating the essence of the Soviet political economy. we deal with the issue of the duality of political democratization and economic liberalization (focusing on the issues of state-transformation. Russian Foreign Policy Nikita Lomagin This course offers a comparative look at the making and implementation of Russian Foreign Policy after the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. We will examine several theoretical models that focus on the impact of different factors on Russian Foreign Policy: 7 . Having done so.SPRING 2013 Regime Change in Post-Soviet Eurasia Vladimir Gel’man The course is focused on the emergence and development of political systems of post-Soviet countries within the context of regime changes and state-building.) and revisit the dominant structural and actor-oriented theories of transformation. public regulation. Special attention is devoted to patterns of political continuity and changes under the “new authoritarianism” and after the wave of so-called “color revolutions” in post-Soviet Eurasia. We shall begin with an investigation of the sources of the Russian conduct and analyze Russia’s foreign policy institutions and priorities. state-capture. financial and fiscal reforms.

public choice etc. increased regulation of energy sector activities. closely related to the first. this course will examine the interaction of nationalist and religious movements in the Islamic Eurasia in the 19th century through the present time. except for the areas historically related to Inner Eurasia. increased international interdependence and necessity to develop coherent international energy policies. The course focuses on Inner Eurasia and thus totally excludes the Islamic areas of South-East Asia and Africa and virtually ignores the Middle East.type of government. ideology. demand more energy resources for their industrial growth. And the third important dimension is the increasing competition on the demand side as the populated countries (India and China). Society and History Division 2 FALL 2012 Islam and Nationalism in Eurasia Eduard Ponarin After a brief survey of history of Islam and of theories of nationalism. regulation. One dimension is political: both on supply and demand side key players in the markets for nonrenewable energy resources are countries with unstable and/or unfavorable political regimes. bureaucratic and interest group politics. growing at an unprecedented pace. leadership politics. Another dimension. is increasing role of the state presence/control in the energy market including nationalization of largest oil and gas companies. Neither does it cover the Muslim issues in the European Union. 8 . Russia’s historic borderlands and “empire. The second part of the course is aimed at close examination of regional aspects of Russian Foreign Policy with particular attention to relations with the West. as well as the most important cases outside of this region. and a number of case studies covering Eurasia. newly independent states of the former Soviet Union.” and the international economic system. monopoly. the European security system. The trends transforming the world energy markets and shaping its future will be discussed throughout the course using theories of the state. There are several important dimensions in the energy sector that shape the future of the global energy market. The Political Economy of Energy in Eurasia Yulia Vymyatnina The course will introduce students to the changes in the system of energy relations and the response to them in the public policy domain worldwide and in Eurasian countries in particular. and the Far East.

Russian Media. The second part gives an overview of the development of the state and society in imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. settlement. The thematic breakdown is based on anticipated prior basic acquaintance of the disciplinarily heterogeneous audience with one or more of the following fields: history. art history. Attention will also be paid to the phenomenon of St. Discussion sessions will concentrate on major debates about the key problems of modern Russian history. Culture and Society Sergey Erofeev This series of cultural journeys will take you from music to film. basic geography and political economy of the region. (2) to introduce an interdisciplinary approach to cultural analysis to students who will learn how to apply it to the study of contemporary Russian ideology and culture as well as to ‘high’ and ‘popular’ cultural industries in Russia and their relation to post-Soviet Eurasian and international realities. social strata. sociology. Petersburg as the Russian ‘cultural capital’. local government. from image to pop culture and from broadcasting to the heights of Russian modernism and postmodernism. relations between rulers and their subjects. and the origins of patriotism and ethnicity. the Russian religious mind. Specifically. and the creation of the oil and gas industry. political science. media and cultural institutions. It provides an introduction to the ethnic composition of peoples of Siberia. The two main objectives of the course are: (1) to provide an overview of the development of Russian ideology. anthropology. 9 . and media and cultural studies. The course offers a history of the colonization of Siberia and of its development from the XVIII century to the Soviet industrialization. and industrial development of Siberia has been one of the major projects of the Russian state for centuries. and their interplay with wider social and economic developments while addressing the sociological theories of culture and cultural modernization. Special attention will be given to changes in political institutions. it aims at providing a comparative perspective on the processes of modernization in Russia and in the rest of Europe. Siberia: An Introduction to the Region Evgenii Golovko The conquest.Russian Political and Social History Sergei Podbolotov The first part of this course aims at tracing the evolution of forms of political and social organization preceding the emergence of modern Russia.

General questions of domination. Although histories of continental empires are written to convey the sense of durability and persistence of dynastic imperial rule. Georgi Derlugian Why not retell the whole span of world history taking as our observation point the Caucasus rather than the usual hegemonic suspects in the West? The vantage point is as good as it gets. diversity. which proved to be productive contexts for redefinition and realignment of Russian imperial politics and political visions in the 19th and early 20th century. credibility and trust issues in the data collection. 3000 B. accommodation and resistance in the ethnically and confessionally diverse population. connexity (a definition of empire in a nutshell) will be refracted through the historical experience of the Russian Empire. which included conquest and expansion.Doing Fieldwork in Russia Anna Temkina and Elena Zdravomyslova The course will introduce students to the main issues of field work in contemporary post-Soviet society. case study). Nationalism and Politics of Diversity Alexander Semyonov This course will introduce students to one of the world historic empires. crises of modern reforms and revolutions. the Caucasus remained always 10 . this course will pay special attention to moments of crises and ruptures.E. SPRING 2013 The Russian Empire: Sovereignty. paradoxes of informed consent. – 2013 C. The focus will be on the access to the field. The course is based on the examples of empirical studies carried out in post Soviet period.E. including the rise of the challenge of modern nationalism. Squeezed between the grinding wheels of the Near Eastern agrarian empires and the nomadic Great Steppe. Usual problematics of the qualitative research will be also covered: research question. data collection (observation. We will discuss cross cultural communication as the background of the fieldwork and specify how cultural differences frame the qualitative methodologies and research techniques. strategies of the qualitative studies (life-story method.C. A World History of the Caucasus. interview) and basics of qualitative data analysis.

some distinguished regional experts and policy advisors will contribute to the module. This culturally rich and economically advanced region situated between Moscow and the Ural mountains. Lilia Nizamova and Irina Kuznetsova-Morenko The course is devoted to Tatarstan as a key region in the context of ethnic. imperial and postimperial history and contemporary moderate Islam. The module will consist of two intensive 4-credit courses (7 lectures and 7 follow-up discussion sessions each) plus a cultural program. IMARES features a special teaching module delivered in Kazan. The course takes you from the Bronze Age charioteers to the Medieval roving Alans (whose name survives in English and French) and to the Great Game fought between the Russian and British empires in the nineteenth century. Alongside the main course teachers. It will explore the idea of ‘Euro-Islam’ and cover the issues of co-existence and interaction of western and 11 . is also the heart of an ancient Islamic civilization. language and media policies in the late Soviet Union and the Russian Federation of the 1990s. the capital of Tatarstan. Society and History Division MAY 2013 Ethnicity and Culture in Soviet and Post-Soviet Tatarstan Sergey Erofeev. how all that history matters today in this global world? TEACHING MODULE IN KAZAN: EMPIRE AND ISLAM Starting from academic year 2009-10. also looking at the effects of recentralization since 2001. Iskender Yasaveyev. which has for centuries developed as a gateway between European and Turkic cultures.a tough rock to crack. And what has the Soviet modernization wrought on the Caucasus? Does it matter that Stalin emerged from the Caucasus? What do Chechens have in common with ancient Spartans? Why are the Abkhazians still mostly pagan? And where is located Europe's first officially Buddhist state? Why did the USSR begin collapsing in the Caucasus? Moreover. This module includes a two-week trip to Kazan to study aspects of the Russian and Eurasian cultures.

12 . Classes will focus mainly on everyday conversational language and on developing communication skills. Russian mass media and discussions of hot political and social issues are an important part of the course. the Eurasian idea and the challenges of modernization: Russian physical anthropology and the concept of “mixed” race. and writing. comparative post-colonialism. The standard load is 8 hours per week. The development of Tatar identity as projected by the post-Soviet media as well as through the local pop music and state-sponsored arts and literature will also be discussed. Imperial Histories. At the end of the course a final test may be administered and certificates are issued upon request. including the development of the Jewish communities. reading. grammar. interaction of the state and society and the role of intellectuals. THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE COURSE (Fall and Spring semesters) This is an optional course. Eurasian Political and Intellectual Controversies Marina Mogilner and Iliya Gerasimov The main themes of the course include Eurasia as a historical and analytical concept.eastern cultures in a regional context. race and nationality in the local academic discourses). It covers all the basic aspects of the language: pronunciation. interethnic dynamics in the imperial cities (with focus on Kazan). Placement tests are run early in September and February to establish prospective students’ proficiency level. This will be followed by an analysis of the media construction of national and regional social problems and the socioeconomic and political role of new cultural projects in Tatarstan. scientific authority and the politics of difference: Imperial Kazan University as the Russian window to the East (ethnicity.

Chicago. A professionally trained musician. Dr. Currently writing a monograph about the transformation of Chechnya into a base of Islamic militancy. the Open Society Institute. and world-systems analysis. media. he has spent research periods at the University of Wales. Associate Professor of Sociology. UK). 1994. 13 . University of Kent at Canterbury. Director of the Center for the Sociology of Culture. the arts. later becoming a scholar of society and culture. UK (2000-01) and the University of Washington (2007-08). inter-ethnic communication. Before coming to Northwestern. (Sociology. Kazan State University). Author and editor of books and articles on cultural theory and post-Soviet cultural transition. Kazan State University. His monograph Bourdieu's Secret Admirer in the Caucasus: A WorldSystems Biography (University of Chicago Press. Recent theoretical work focused on the synthetic understanding of capitalism and the dynamics of state socialism. PhD (Sociology. education. Derluguian taught at the University of Michigan. the USA Department of State etc. 2005) was awarded an honorable mentioning by the Political Sociology Section of the ASA and listed among Books of the Year by the Times Literary Supplement (1 December 2006). Executive Director of the IMARES program. the Ford Foundation. Sergey Erofeev. Research interests: the sociology of culture. PhD. M. Professor Derluguian received doctoral degrees from the Soviet Academy of Sciences in 1990 and SUNY – Binghamton in 1995. Areas of interest include historical sociology. Northwestern University. Erofeev has wide experience of coordinating international projects funded by the European Union’s Tempus and INTAS schemes. ethnic wars.ABOUT THE FACULTY Georgi Derlugian. In 2003-07 he served as the Vice-Provost for International Affairs of a leading Russian state university. The field research dealt with guerrilla wars and terrorism in the Caucasus and Central Asia.A.

2003). Chair of the Department of the Languages of the Russian Federation. He was a visiting professor at Central European University. He is co-author of the books Russian Old-Settlers of Siberia: The Social and Symbolic Aspects of Self-Identification (Moscow. International Political Science Review. Institute for Linguistic Studies. Post-Soviet Affairs. He is author and/or editor of twenty books in Russian and in English. and The Politics of Sub-National Authoritarianism in Russia (Ashgate. Petersburg 2004). 2010).Vladimir Gel’man. including Making and Breaking Democratic Transitions: The Comparative Politics of Russia’s Regions (Rowman and Littlefield. He has also authored or co-authored more than 120 articles. 2010). grammars. PhD (Political Science. Research interests: contemporary Russian and post-Soviet politics in theoretical and comparative perspective. Research interests: contemporary Russian and post-Soviet politics in theoretical and comparative perspective. St. University of Notre Dame. Sociolinguistics and the Sociology of Language (St. and at the Institute for the Peoples of the North. and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung. Petersburg State University). the Hertzen Pedagogical University. as well as in numerous edited volumes in English. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. PhD (Institute for Linguistic Studies. Resource Curse and Post-Soviet Eurasia (Lexington Books. Professor of the EUSP Department of Anthropology. Harvard University. Petersburg State University. and Russian. 2004). and articles (in Russian and English) on native Siberian languages and on the social anthropology of Siberia and Alaska. Evgenii Golovko. St. He has lectured at the University of 14 . Russian Academy of Sciences). Associate Professor at the Department of Philology. Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1993–1996 and 1997–1998 Golovko conducted research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Democratization. Professor. Budapest and the University of Texas at Austin and research fellow at the University of Essex. German. Department of Political Science and Sociology at EUSP. which were published in Europe-Asia Studies. of dictionaries. Communist and Post-Communist Studies.

in Sociology and Social Anthropology (Central European University. the Davis Center (2002). Post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University. Alexei Pikulik. identity and ethnicity issues. George Washington University (1998). Petersburg State University. GSPIA (1996). Petersburg Institute of History). Dimensions of Security under Putin (Routledge.Alaska. Petersburg State University. and Palgrave and Macmillan. the University of California Berkeley. LUT. 2007). Pro et Contra. Author of In the Wrench of Hunger. 2005). forthcoming. 1941-44 (Pittsburgh. Author of introductions in Russian to IR Theory and Foreign Policy Analysis (2001) and to International Organizations (1999). the University of Kyoto. Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Law School (1995). Leiden University. 2005. the University of Osaka. Budapest). Doctor of Sciences (St. language and culture change. Amsterdam University. 2001). PhD (Political and Social Science. Professor of World Economy at St.A. The Unknown Blockade (St. 1998). Re-Emerging Great Power. The Blockade of Leningrad: An Account of German and NKVD Intelligence Documents (St. Soldiers at War: German Propaganda and Soviet Army Morale during the Battle of Leningrad. 2002). GSPIA. Research interests: contemporary Russian foreign policy. the Finnish Institute of International Relations (2000). Florence. European University Institute. Blockade of Leningrad (Moscow. He has published articles and working papers on Russian Foreign Policy in Journal of St. Journal of University of Michigan. and The Siege of Leningrad (co-author. Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. College of Europe (1998). language policies. M. Petersburg. Yale University Press). University of Limerick (1997). Nikita Lomagin. Research interests: languages and peoples of Siberia and Alaska. ethnic minorities. Visiting lecturer at the European Humanities 15 . international organizations. Petersburg. modern Russian history. Author of chapters in Russia as Russia. the University of Tokyo. Graduated from the Belarusian State University in 2004. Italy).

Eduard Ponarin. He is also a specialist in application of statistics to social science problems. M. Darya Pushkina. and Russian nationalism and the relationship between Islam and nationalism in the Muslim republics of the Russian Federation. USA). varieties of capitalism. He has written on Estonian. Research interests: comparative political economy. B. Italy and 16 .University (Vilnius. Adjunct Professor. Eduard Ponarin graduated from the Leningrad State University in Psychology and holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan. PhD in International Relations and Comparative Politics (University of Maryland. PhD (University of Michigan). contemporary autocratic regimes and political economy of the rentier-states. Petersburg State University and Bard College). Ukrainian. Sergei Podbolotov. USA). Russian nationalist and right-wing movements in the beginning of the 20th century. St. Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science and Associate Dean for International Students. institutional change in the post-Soviet setting. Petersburg State University. Lithuania). Pushkina is a specialist in international relations and comparative politics who has worked full-time at the leading Universities in the United States. Research interests: modern political history of Russia.A. Department of Political Science and Sociology at EUSP. in Government and Politics (University of Maryland. Smolny Institute (St. He teaches courses on data analysis and nationalism. Recipient of IREX awards for research stays at Stanford and at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University. PhD (St. political parties during the Russian revolution. He is the author of articles dedicated to the political economy of contemporary Belarus and Belarus-EU relations. USA). Dr. Department of Political Sciences and Sociology. Formerly an associate professor at the Department of History. Petersburg State University). Professor. Phi Beta Kappa in Political Science (Reed College. EUSP.A. author of articles on Russian right-wing political parties in the early 1900s.

Petersburg State University. United Kingdom.Russian Federation. Sociology and Empire (Durham. 1998. associate professor of history and political science. Boston: Brill. Doctor of Sciences (Political Science. She is the author of several scholarly articles published in the United States. St. NC: Duke University Press. UMD Minorities at Risk Project. Alexander M. PhD in history. Pushkina has taught at Reed College in 2001-2006. Dr Ekaterina Stepanova heads Peace and Conflict Studies Unit and is a lead researcher at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). Moscow. Pushkina is currently working on the book on UN Peacekeeping in Civil Wars. 2011. In 2011. “Russian Sociology in Imperial Context. she teaches at the European University in Saint Petersburg and is a visiting lecturer at the European Peace University. Ekaterina Stepanova. IMEMO/Russian Academy of Sciences). The project focuses on the evaluation of relative effectiveness of UN peacekeeping missions in Civil Wars and attempts to contribute to both academic research on this issue and offer practical policy-making advice.” George Steinmetz.. forthcoming in 2010). Moscow State University). including Russian Littoral Project. Italy and Russian Federation. PhD (History. at the American University of Rome in 2007-2008 and has been working at Smolny Institute (the only higher education institution in RF that grants dual American-Russian degrees) in 2006-2007 and from fall 2008 through present. Pushkina has been actively involved in several international research projects. Smolny Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She serves on editorial boards of two SSCI journals(Terrorism and Political Violence and The Interna17 . Austria. Semyonov has recently taught as associate visiting professor at the University of Michigan and University of Chicago. His recent publications include: Empire Speaks Out: Languages of Rationalization and Self-Description in the Russian Empire (Leiden. Dr. ed. US State Department Democratization Project. British Academy: Specialist Group on Ethnopolitics. Semyonov. founder and editor of the international scholarly journal Ab Imperio. Dr. 2009). Dr.

Professor. Helsinki. Anna Temkina. Winner of the MacArthur foundation individual research grants competition (1997). Dr Stepanova is the author of six monographs. 2008). Stockholm and in 1995-2000 as a researcher at the Moscow center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.” “Gender. EUSP. Practices and Analytical Approaches. the course “Transnational Feminism and Local Perspectives: Theories. Author of Russia in Transition: the Case of New Collective Actors and New Collective Actions (Helsinki. she was on leave from IMEMO to lead the Armed Conflicts and Conflict Management Program at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). courses. reports and other publications in the field of gender studies and research on sexuality. Joensuu. Sexuality and Ethnicity. University of London (1998).” Research interests: research of the gender culture. Petersburg (2006).tional Journal of Conflict and Violence) and of Security Index (Taylor&Francis journal). reviews.” “New Everyday Life in Russia. sexuality. She has held several Russian research fellowships. Sexuality and Reproductive Health. 1997) and of more than 100 research articles. Co-director.D.” “Discrimination in the Sphere of Reproductive Rights. was twice a MacArthur Research Fellow (2003 and 2000).” “Gender Studies in Transnational Context. 2009). Minsk.” “Sexual and Reproductive Practices. she worked as a visiting researcher on armed conflict and terrorism at SIPRI. instructor at more than 10 summer schools. The latest of her co-edited volumes is Terrorism: Patterns of Internationalization (Sage. and a MacArthur NGO Fellow at King's College. Visiting professor at the universities of Tampere.” St. PhD (Helsinki University). In 2007-2009. 18 . In 2003. Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (2004). Nordic Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies Ph. including Terrorism in Asymmetrical Conflict: Ideological and Structural Aspects (Oxford University Press. Research Fellowship. She participated in the following research projects: “Soft Security. Vilnus. private sphere and reproductive health in post-Soviet societies. Department of Political Sciences and Sociology.

Russian transformation. Co-director of the Gender Studies Program at EUSP. political sociology. Visiting researcher. A Reader in the Feminist Theory (in Russian. 2002). St. Recipient of IREX grant for research at the University of California. visiting research fellow. PhD (Economics. 1997). School of Slavonic and East European Studies. In Search of Sexuality (in Russian. Nottingham Trent University (2004.Yulia Vymyatnina. The author of Paradigms of Western Sociology of Social Movements (in Russian. 2000) and Civil Society in Northern Europe (in Russian. biographical methods. 2005). social movements. EUSP. Berkeley. visiting researcher.. Michail Manevich Professor. Author of a number of papers on Russian monetary policy and macroeconomic modeling that appeared in such journals as Economic Modelling. Elena Zdravomyslova. Research interests: macroeconomic policy. gender studies. Co-author of the European edition of workbook to accompany ‘Economics’ by G. 19 . monetary policy.1994). political economy. Co-editor of Biographical Research in Eastern Europe: Altered lives and broken biographies (2003). Research interests: gender studies. Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences). PhD (Sociology.Petersburg State University). Germany (1998). Visiting Professor at Universitaet Bochum. She has been a codirector of educational projects for re-training of university lecturers since 2001 with the latest project devoted to the issues of sustainability of economic growth under ‘resource curse’. University College London (2010). national income distribution. She also published articles in International Sociology and Forschungsjournal Neue Soziale Bewegungen and in edited volumes. Bank of Finland Institute for Transition Economies (2010). and of a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioural Sciences at Stanford. Research in International Business and Finance. Department of Economics.N.Mankiw. stratification analysis.

studies of the new generation of Russian intelligentsia and the politics of modernity. (Rutgers University).KAZAN MODULE FACULTY Iliya Gerasimov. Author of books on the application of the constructivist approaches to the analysis of the post-Soviet media. Iskender Yasaveyev. Specializes in the imperial history of Russia of the 19–20th centuries. sociology (Kazan State University). Works in the area of the sociology of social problems. M. She does research and teaches in ethnicity and religion.D.A. Marina Mogilner. new imperial history of post-Soviet space. She specifically concentrates on the media representations of Islam and Islamophobia. Ph. Lilia Nizamova. history of physical anthropology in Russia. Russian radicalism of the early twentieth century and Russian-Jewish history. Deputy Director of the Center for the Sociology of Culture at Kazan State University. (Central European University). ethnic crime and the anthropology of violence. (Central European University).D. media and education. editor of the Ab Imperio journal.A. She has done research based on the qualitative analysis of the media disources. (Rutgers University). Irina Kuznetsova-Morenko. editor of the international Ab Imperio journal based at Kazan. Specializes in the study of ethnicity. PhD (Kazan State University). Research interests include new imperial history. social and economic history of the Russian empire. Ph. PhD (Kazan State University). nationalism and multiculturalism. Doctor of Sciences. 20 . M.

EXAMPLES OF DEFENDED M. • Gender Representation and the Soviet Woman: the Crisis of Female Identity in Late Soviet Cinema • Analyzing Regime Change in Post-Soviet Space: A Comparative Approach • The Current State of US-Russian Relations: Cooperation or Standoff? • The Weakness of Civil Society in Russia: The Effect of State-Society Relationships and Foreign Aid on the Capacity and Autonomy of Environmental NGOs • The Energy Empire? Gazprom as an Instrument of Russian Foreign Policy in the Near Abroad • Lessons from Late Imperial Russia’s Jewish Policies • Financial Behavior Adjusted: The Interaction of Culture and Economic Institutions in Russia • Energy as a Russian Foreign Policy Tool and the Kharkiv Agreement 21 . 1992-99: The Search for a Protected Environment in a Market Economy • Sources. Russia.A. THESES • An Atmosphere of Reconciliation: A Theory of the Resolution of Modern Ethnic Conflicts Based on the Transcaucasian Conflicts • Swedish Firms in St. Russia and 9/11 Coalition. Perspectives and Implications of Political Extremism in Russia: A Study of Russian National Unity and the National Bolshevik Party • The Constitution of the Subject in Stalinist Russia during the 1930s • Explaining the Civil War in Tajikistan • Democracy on $5 a Day: Why Open Political Systems Survive in Some Poor Countries • A Comparative Analysis of Post-Imperial Policies (France in the Post-World-War Period and Russia after the Breakup of the Soviet Union) • Germany. Petersburg. A Social Constructivist Account on Foreign Policy Behavior.

and the Pursuit of Prestige • The Potential Radicalization of Crimean Tatars: A TwoPronged Approach to Counter Violent Islamism • Nationalism and Islam in Chechnya and Tatarstan • The Realpolitik of Natural Resources: The Practice of Energy Policy in the Russian Federation • Becoming a “Diaspora”? The Meaning of the Border in Biographies of Russians-Speakers in Narva. Two Countries – Same Story.• Climate Change and Violent Conflict: The Case of Central Asia • Nationalism and Identity Construction in Post-Soviet Russia: Disappointments. • To Live in the World of Ideas: Defining Gustav Shpet’s Hermeneutic Phenomenology • The Role of The Finnish Tatar Diaspora in Tatarstan-Finnish Business and Cultural Relations • The Politics on the Breakaway Regions: a Possible Constraining Factor in Saakashvili’s Modernization Plan? • Prospects for Abkhazia: Roles of the OSCE and EU • An Analysis of Foreign Policy in the Context of Russia's Grand Strategies (1815-2008) • Islam. Organized Crime. and its Dangerous Linkages in the Post-Soviet World • Excavating the Wall between East and West: Collaboration in Theory and Methodology among Western and Russian Archaeology • The Politics of Parity: Placing the New START Treaty in Context • Russian Voucher Privatization: An Attempt to Create a Country of Proprietors Overnight • Don’t Touch the President. State control on the media and the censorship of satire in Russia and Italy. Resentments. Estonia • The Position of Sino-Russian Relations and Energy Relations in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization • The Resource Curse and Russian Modernization • Tattoos and Criminality: A Study on the Origins and Uses of Tattoos in Criminal Subcultures • Unholy Roads: Human Trafficking. Islamism and Islamic Revival 22 .

Soviet. and also devoted to and capable of rigorous study. personal achievements. statements of purpose that describe research interests. or East European Studies. IMARES welcomes students from all arts and humanities backgrounds. • at least two courses in the minor area. It is recommended that students choose their major area and observe the 4+2 configuration. The program consists of two divisions: • Politics and Economy • Society and History. one need not hold a degree in Russian. to apply. Having some prior knowledge of Russian is an advantage in terms of everyday life. IMARES’ major requirement is that students be highly motivated. grade-point averages and transcripts of previous academic work. and scholarly potential are all taken into account when admission decisions are made. Each essay.ADMISSION and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS The applicants must hold minimum a BA degree by the date of enrolment. 23 . accordingly: • at least four courses in the student’s major area of interest. generally resulting from research undertaken for a seminar or a colloquium. one being the academic advisor. Degree requirements In addition to registering for two residence units (one for each semester) an IMARES student must take at least six courses during the year (48 ECTS credits). Master’s Essay 12 ECTS credits All degree-seeking students must submit a Master’s Essay for the evaluation by two faculty members. Letters of recommendation. professional experience. Please note that language courses do not count towards course requirements. the Program is designed to encourage the participation of those who have not studied the language before. however.

must be sponsored by a EUSP faculty member and be an original piece of research. Eurasia or the post-Communist states. Those graduate students who do not wish to enroll in the M. politics.000 to 20. All courses published on the EUSP Course List except those listed under the Department of Economics.000 words in length. To acquire transfer credits. certain exceptions can be made for those who wish to improve their command of Russian and thus would opt to complete all the requirements over the period of two years. NB: The language of instruction in EUSP outside international MA programs is Russian. culture and society. students must fulfill respective course requirements.A. For credit-transfer courses students will have to produce an acceptable course paper (essay) of direct relevance to Russian history. Courses from the Russian program and the transfer of Credits Two courses in a field other than language. degree program at EUSP. the USSR. Essays must be submitted by the designated deadline. The paper can be submitted either in Russian or in English. and include bibliographies. They must be within the student’s major area of interest. Essays must be from 15. However. from the other international programs or those taught in Russian. Such students will have to register for two full residence units in the first year and for extended residence in the following year. Time Constraints It is expected that students in the IMARES program complete all the degree requirements during one academic year. fully footnoted. at least in part. interpretation. qualify for credit transfer. on primary source materials. Advanced undergraduates may be considered for enrollment in the Certificate Pro- Certificate of study 24 . may be accepted for IMARES. may choose to apply for the Certificate Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies for one or two semesters. or analysis based.

the central repository of the Russian Empire. and mention the semester (Fall or Spring) in which you would like to enroll. Petersburg. EUSP also has an expanding Russian language collection. all referenced in a computerized catalogue. economics. When applying to the Certificate Program. please follow all the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of this brochure.gram as well. STUDY RESOURCES and STUDENT LIFE at EUSP The EUSP Library Students and scholars who come to IMARES have at their disposal one of the finest collections of recent English language books and journals in Russia. anthropology and philosophy. but state at the beginning of your statement of purpose that you are applying only for a Certificate. The RNL 25 St. political science. where acquisitions are made in accordance with syllabi requirements. sociology. EUSP holdings. Petersburg Libraries . arguably the best in St. are concentrated in the fields of history. has the most impressive collection of pre-1917 Russian-language publications. The University conducts an active exchange program with libraries in the United States and acquires new material on a regular basis. Those enrolled in the Certificate Program will be expected to register for full residence units and to take at least three classes per semester. and the library had been fulfilling this task well until very recently. very strong recommendations from faculty members at the student’s home institution in the field of Russian studies are essential for admission. The famous Russian National Library. The objective of its Soviet era collection was to have every book published in Russian. In addition to the EUSP library. students at IMARES can draw on the unique resources of Russia’s northern capital.

The student lounge of IMARES is open all day and most evenings during the week. International students profit greatly from their daily interaction with their Russian counterparts. Through the many special programs and events it sponsors. other professors of history at EUSP are members of the governing boards of archives offering post-revolutionary sources. EUSP strongly encourages interaction between its students and faculty. the distinguished visiting scholars and guest speakers it hosts. diverse discussion groups. The EUSP faculty offer guides for archival sources upon request.also houses an extensive collection of contemporary sources in foreign languages. Petersburg. Student life at EUSP 26 . Another good opportunity to consult modern scholarly works is offered by the Library of the Academy of Sciences. EUSP offers a multifaceted environment which can enrich a student’s graduate experience far beyond what the classroom alone can provide. Petersburg Archives Those wishing to do research dealing with original sources will find EUSP more than welcoming. holiday parties and other social gatherings provide a congenial atmosphere for informal and lively contact. its special facilities and location in the cultural capital of Russia. The dean of the EUSP History Department is a former head of the Imperial Archive of St. happy hours. Traditional forms of rich Russian social life mix with Western academic habits: the famous Friday Interdisciplinary Seminar. St.

eu. A few places are provided at the EUSP dormitory in the center of the city. and the relevant regulations. Overall estimated living expenses for 10 months. Financial Aid Given the current condition of Russian governmental spending on education.000 US dollars (7. As of September 2011. Petersburg is still substantially lower than the cost of living in Moscow. Single course registration is also available. program in 2012-2013 will be 15. prices for an average separate bedroom in a centrally located apartment start at $350 per month. food. Some limited financial aid may be available from the EUSP based on the applicant’s need. 27 . Go to: www. Paying for one residence unit (one semester study on-campus) allows the student to take up to five courses during the semester of registration plus attend language courses. involves the payment of 50% of the standard semester fee. The cost of living in St.FEES. Such registration for the academic year 2012–2013 will cost $2. books and study materials range from $6. It is a good idea to get in touch with our Alumni Association for more ideas about funding. including lodging.000 on a moderate budget.500. Extended residence. but more commonly arrangements are made for those who wish to rent a room from Russian families or share an apartment with other Rent for a non-shared apartment at a semi-periphery of the city starts from $500. Russian financial aid is available only to Russian citizens and permanent residents.spb. which can be granted after two semesters of full residence. local transportation.500 US dollars per semester payable during the first four weeks of each semester).500 to $8.A. EXPENSES and FINANCIAL AID The academic fees for the two-semester M. Finnish citizens: • www.html (Alfred-Toepfer-Stipendium) • www.haniel-stiftung.html (Stipendienprogramm “Metropolen in Osteuropa” (Kone Foundation special scholarships for EUSP) German citizens: • www.finaid.htm (Haniel-Stipendienprogramm) 28 . Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung) • www.All applicants: • (Fulbright Post Baccalaureate Fellowships program) • www.fulbright.rotary. www. in July 2011 EUSP’s international programs were granted the respective status of the (Benjamin (IREX’s USA-Russia Young Leaders program) • (International Education Financial Aid Database) • www.php (Eidam & Partner Auslandsstipendium) • (Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships) US citizens: • www. phtml#abroad NB: For the first time in DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) • Gilman International Scholarship Program) • www.irex.S. Department of Education for student loans programs.Studium & Praktikum in Osteuropa) • (Go East

Certified transcripts of previous undergraduate and graduate Applications should include: 1. a Swedish government agency) HOW TO APPLY It is possible to apply online by going to http://www.forskningsradet. Word application forms can also be downloaded from www. Two letters of recommendation from academics who are closely acquainted with your academic (State Educational Loan Fund) Swedish citizens: • www. A completed and signed application form.pcdl. with grade-point averages. Your Curriculum (Visby Scholarships) • www. Your statement of purpose (not more than 500 words).eu. or requested by e-mail from (“Professional and Career Development Loans” at Young People’s Learning Agency) Norwegian citizens: • (Research Council of Norway) • www.743 (CSN.British citizens: • www.spb. Please state whether you are applying for the whole degree program or for the Certificate of Study 29 . 5.

IMARES phone number is +7 (812) 5794402 STARTING DATES AND APPLICATION DEADLINES Classes begin during the first week of September in the Fall Term and the first week of February in the Spring Term. you can post your application to the address below: International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) European University at 30 .spb. allow three to four weeks for delivery. RUSSIA Note: The use of a courier postal service is highly recommended. 3 Gagarinskaia Street. 191187 St. can send all the above. including a scanned transcript of studies. Applicants can choose the starting date. They have to meet the deadline for submitting applications accordingly: April www. In this case please ask your referee to email their recommendation letters directly. 2012 to start in February 2013 Note: early admission is possible Please also visit our website: www. For regular 2012 to start in September 2012 or October 30. by e-mail to imares@eu. Alternatively.spb.spb. EUSP also hosts other international programs: • MARCA Petropolitana: MA in Russian Culture and the Arts • ENERPO: MA in Energy Politics in Eurasia • USSR (Undergraduate Spring Semester in Russia for BA students) • Summer schools in Russian Studies and Energy Issues • Academic/research affiliations • Other Russian language training For additional information please visit out website International programs administrator Ms.spb. Anna Burova aburova@eu.IMARES STAFF IMARES executive director 31 . Varia Skachkova International programs administrator International programs administrator Ms.spb. Polina Tazenkova ptazenkova@eu. Sergey Erofeev erofeev@eu.

At the EUSP a higher proportion of faculty have degrees from prominent Western universities than at any other university in Russia. history. Petersburg (EUSP) 1. and history of the arts. . anthropology. sociology. The university employs Russians with PhDs from such recognized schools as the University of California.The European University at St. Universities in Russia were traditionally under the control of the government. The EUSP has greater independence from the Russian governmental bureaucracy than most other Russian universities. Helsinki University (Finland). Five important points about the European University at St. to the extent of questions of the content of instruction and research. Berkeley. Ann Arbor.o. Cambridge University (UK). and administration. This independence is important for both intellectual and political reasons. Petersburg is a non-state (private) graduate college set up in 1995 for the purpose of advancing training and research in economics. political ideology. a. political science. 32 2. the University of Michigan.

political science and cultural studies to students from the United States. introducing and disseminating new standards and practices in the Russian educational system. EUSP invites Western students to come and study in Russia. 4. The EUSP encourages mobility but combats the brain drain. The mission of the University is to satisfy societal needs in raising and expanding professional qualification of specialists and in developing of their creative and scholarly potential on the basis of achievements of Russian and international experience and cooperation. The EUSP is a decisive agent of innovation and change. 33 . The International MA in Russian Studies is the ONLY permanent program at the graduate level in Russia that offers degrees in sociology. 5. Both international and Russian students enjoy the advantages of studying in a truly international setting. Rather than promoting the departure of graduate students to the West. Canada and Europe (12 to 26 students annually). 3.The EUSP has a commitment to the integration of Russian scholarship with scholarship in Europe and America. this is a fundamentally important position. Against the background of Russian scholarship’s continuing isolation from the West.

/Fax: +7(812) 579 4402 E mail: International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) European University at St. public MA in Energy Politics in Eurasia Studying at a compact. political economy.spb.spb.spb.MA in Russian Culture and the Arts Professional academic training History of art and architecture. RUSSIA Tel. www. the private music and literature Imperial and Soviet heritage On-site classes in the Hermitage and the Russian Museum Diverse experience in Russian cultural life All instruction in English Intensive Russian language classes (optional) www. internationally renowned private university in RusInterdisciplinary curricula with sia devoted solely to the social sciences unparalleled breadth of courses that tailor education to specific needs Teaching by Russia’s major figures in political science. and public policy Excellent preparation for further research work or for careers in Petersburg 3 Gagarinskaia Street 191187 .