Visiting scholars 2019
PhD, senior researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
Period of stay: 15 April - 15 May
Alexey Zhavoronkov is senior researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He has received his first PhD in Classical Philology at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2010. In 2013, he has successfully defended his doctoral thesis in philosophy at the Humboldt University of Berlin. His doctoral study in Germany was funded by a fellowship of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Between 2013 and 2017, he worked as postdoctoral researcher in Berlin, Weimar and Erfurt. The key fields of his research are German philosophy of the 19th and 20th century (most prominently Nietzsche and Arendt), philosophical anthropology and social philosophy. His current project focuses on the cognitive, ethical and social role of exceptions which, along with norms, are an integral part of our everyday life. The main goal of his work in Uppsala is to study the differences between the conservative and the pseudo-conservative model of action in contemporary Russian society and politics – from the perspective of the role of exceptions which depend on our decisions.
PhD, Professor in Law, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Head of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"
Period of stay: 2 April - 1 June
Roman Petrov holds LL.M in EU Law (Durham University, UK, 1998), PhD in Law (National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 2000), PhD in Law (Queen Mary, University of London, UK, 2005) and habilitation in Law (Law Institute at the Parliament of Ukraine, 2014). He conducted post-doctoral research as Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (Italy, 2006-2008) and had visiting research fellowships at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) (Alexander von Humboldt research fellow), the University of Oxford (UK), the University of Augsbrug (Germany) and Ghent University (Belgium) (Foreign Chair in 2015-2016). Professor Petrov is founder and first elected President of the Ukrainian European Studies Association. Currently Prof. Petrov is Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Head of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" in Ukraine. Areas of Prof. Petrov’s research and teaching include: EU Law, EU External Relations Law; Approximation and Harmonisation of Legislation in the EU; Rights of Third Country Nationals in the EU, Legal Aspects of Regional Integration in the Post-Soviet Area.
Period of stay: 1 Apr - 30 Jun, 2019
Elizabeth Haig is a Master's student at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on NATO-Russia relations in the Arctic region during the Cold War. She is interning at IRES Uppsala from 1 April to 30 June 2019.
Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at Faculty of Psychology at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Leszek Koczanowicz is Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at Faculty of Psychology at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. In the academic year 2015/16 he was also EURIAS Senior Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. Leszek Koczanowicz specializes in theory of culture, social theory, and cultural aspects of politics. His previous appointments include Wroclaw University, SUNY/Buffalo (1998–1999 and 2000–2001), Columbia University (2004–2005), and SUNY/Geneseo (2013). He is the author and editor of twelve books and numerous articles in Polish and English, including Politics of Time: Dynamics of Identity in Post-Communist Poland ( Berghahn Books 2008), Lęk nowoczesny. Eseje o demokracji i jej adwersarzach (Modern Fear: Essays on Democracy and its Adversaries, 2011), and Politics of Dialogue. Non-Consensual Democracy and Critical Community (Edinburgh University Press 2015). Recently his was an editor (with Idit Alaphandry) Democracy, Dialogue, Memory: Expression and Affect Beyond Consensus (Routledge 2018). Professor Koczanowicz is staying at IRES 9th of August 2019.
Lecturer and researcher at the Department of Economic Theory and Econometrics of Kazan Federal University (Russia).
Period of stay: 1 Mar - 30 Jun, 2019
Askar Mustafin is Sverker Åström's Foundation 2019 Scholar. He is lecturer and researcher at the Department of Economic Theory and Econometrics of Kazan Federal University. Dr. Mustafin holds a PhD degree from Kazan National Research University. His thesis deals with the status and prospects of human capital development of innovation-active enterprises. He also has a degree in Law from Kazan Federal University.
Dr. Mustafin is a member of a scientific board of international scientific peer-reviewed journal "Acta Statistica", which area of interest covers topics concerning the application of mathematical and statistical methods in various thematic subjects. Currently his research interests focus on the problems of regional disparities in developed countries. During his 4 months stay at IRES Dr. Mustafin will conduct research and will work on an article on economic research from Scopus database.
Askar Mustafin has been award a fellowship for a resarch visit at the Faculty of Management of University of Prešov in the Slovak Republic. During this research stay he together with his Slovak colleagues wrote a study guide "Fundamentals of entrepreneurship", available here: https://kpfu.ru/publication?p_id=166919&p_lang=2.
Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan)
Period of stay: 4 Mar - 16 Mar, 2019
Alma Kudebayeva is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, KIMEP University (Kazakhstan), specializing on issues of poverty, inequality and labor economics. Dr. Kudebayeva has provided expertise on inequality and poverty assessment with the United Nations and the World Bank in a consultative capacity. She has also contributed to the IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s project on gender and employment in Central Asia. Dr. Kudebayeva was a Fulbright scholar at Indiana University and Research Fellow at DIW (Berlin). She holds two doctoral degrees: one in mathematics from al-Farabi Kazakh National University and in development economics from the University of Manchester.
Researcher in at the European University at St. Petersburg, Center for Arctic Social Studies
Period of stay: 9 Feb - 9 Mar, 2019
Elena Liarskaya is a researcher in at the European University at St. Petersburg, Center for Arctic Social Studies. She has carried out extensive ethnographic research in Circumpolar Russia and has taken part in a number of research projects on the people in the Russian Arctic. She has published multiple article and book chapters in Russian and English on issue related to the transformations of culture in the Arctic, the anthropology of boarding schools and education, family models and strategies, birth control, indigenous women in the Arctic and Gender Shift, mobility, migration and connectivity, the history of Russian Anthropology.
Period of stay January 14 -July 13
Dr. Garagozov holds degrees in Psychology from Lomonosov Moscow State University (M.S., 1981, Ph.D., 1988). For many years he worked in several scientific centers and universities in Moscow and Baku as a researcher, consultant, and lecturer. In 2002-2003, and 2011-2012, Fulbright visiting professor at Washington University in St. Louis (the U.S.). He contributed to many international conferences and symposiums. He has authored over 80 articles and books, the latest of which Collective Memory: how collective representations about the past are created, preserved and reproduced is published by Nova Science Publishers (New-York, USA) in 2015. Garagozov’s research interests are focused on such topics as: collective memory, national identity and nationalism, interethnic conflict and conflict resolution with special interest in narratives and identities. He was awarded the SI Visby Programme scholarship to work on a research project entitled "Managing Collective Memory in Conflict and Reconciliation." Taking Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as a case study he is working currently on the book entitled as "Narrative nudge to peace in protracted conflict".