The following have been visiting scholars at CREEES in recent years.


Gábor Egry is Head of the Research Department and Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Political History in Budapest, Hungary.  He holds a PhD from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest. Egry is an historian whose research interests include nationalism, everyday ethnicity, identity politics, economic history, memory politics, gastronomy and nationalism throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. He has held fellowships from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, Bucharest, and Jena, among others. His recent book Etnicitás, identitás, politika. Magyar kisebbségek regionalizmus és nacionalizmus között Csehszlovákiában és Romániában, 1918-1944 (Ethnicity, identity, politics. Hungarian minorities between regionalism and nationalism in Czechoslovakia and Romania, 1918-1944) was published in 2015 by Napvilág, Budapest. From January 2016 - April 2016, Egry was the principal investigator of the research project: Negotiating post-imperial transitions, 1918-1925. A comparative study of local and regional transitions from Austria-Hungary to the successor states, funded by the Hungarian National Research Fund. 

Klaus Segbers is Professor of Political Sciences at the Institute for East European Studies and the Department for Political Sciences at Freie Universitaet Berlin. In addition, Segbers is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Politics at Freie Universitaet Berlin, the latter of which offers blended learning programs for students and professionals in China, Southeast Asia, Mena, Iran, and Russia. Klaus Segbers's research interests are: globalizing city regions; European and German external behavior; institutional changes in Russia and China; and structural limits of national governments' performances. He is a frequent commentator on German and international television and radio programs. As a CREEES Visiting Scholar from January 2016 - March 2016, Dr. Segbers pursued the research project, "The Return of Violence: Challenges for European Security."



Svitlana Khutka is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" in Ukraine, an expert of the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, and Associate Researcher of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (Higher  School  of Economics). In 2012-2013 Khutka was a Carnegie Fellow at the  Ellison  Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studes at the University of Washington-Seattle and at the University of California-Berkeley. In 2010 and 2012-2013 she was awarded the "Best Young Sociologist of Year in Ukraine" for her comparative studies of post-socialist transformations and received the silver  medal of Natalia Panina, one of the  most prestigious prizes in the field of Social Sciences of  Ukraine. As a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Stanford University through the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from February 2014-October 2015, Dr. Khutka pursued her research project, “Civic Political Apathy/Involvement, Governance and Values in Transition Countries,” which focused on multifaceted shifts in political culture with an emphasis on the Ukrainian case.

Ian Lanzillotti (Visiting Guest) completed his Ph.D in Russian history at The Ohio State University in August 2014. Lanzillotti’s research focuses on Russian and Soviet imperial governance and nationalities policy, inter-communal relations, ethno-nationalism, and the social and political history of the Caucasus region. Funded by Fulbright-Hays, the American Philosophical Society and other organizations, Lanzillotti’s dissertation (“Land, Community and the State in the North Caucasus: Kabardino-Balkaria, 1763-1991”) is based on a close reading of archival sources from Moscow and the North Caucasus. In addition to working on a book manuscript based on his dissertation, Lanzillotti will commence research on a project that explores the transition of national intellectuals from members of the Soviet intelligentsia to members of oppositional ethno-national movements during the collapse of the USSR.

Zilka Spahić-Šiljak is a research scholar and public intellectual addressing issues involving human rights, politics, religion, education and peace-building. She has worked for the past two decades as human rights activist in non-governmental organizations on the promotion of women's human rights, multireligious dialogue and reconciliation. From 2012-2014 she conducted post-doctoral research at the Women's Studies in Religion Program of Harvard University with particular interest in gender and peace-building. Her current research at Stanford University focuses on the intersection of leadership, gender and peace-building. Some of her recent publications include Shining Humanity – Life Stories of Women Peacebuilders in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), Contesting Female, Feminist and Muslim Identities –Post-socialist Contexts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo (CIPS, University of Sarajevo, 2012), and Women, Religion and Politics (Sarajevo, 2010).

Alma Vardari-Kesler has been awarded the Israeli Fulbright Post-doctoral Fellowship and during the current academic year (2014-2015), she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University. She has completed her doctoral studies in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at Tel-Aviv University. Her PhD dissertation explores the post-socialist transformations with a focus on the emerging discourses and action strategies of social movements in the context of the international state-building, case-study being Kosovo. Vardari-Kesler was born in Albania and has been in Israel since 1991. She has been teaching in Israel and abroad courses on contention politics, social theories and Balkan politics. Her research portfolio includes also the sociology of state-building and post-communist societies in Eastern Europe, topics on which she has authored several articles. Vardari-Kesler has also been the Project Director at the Centre for the Study of European Politics and Societies (CSEPS) since 2008 and a visiting lecturer at the Department of Politics and Government at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev since 2009.

Sreten Ugričić is a writer, philosopher, and librarian. Serving as Director of the National Library of Serbia from 2001 to 2012, he is well known for his critical approach and his public engagement, both as a writer and a national librarian. In January 2012, he was accused of terrorism after  publicly supporting the freedom of speech and reading in Serbia, and was dismissed from his Director position. A native of Yugoslavia, he has been forced to leave the region due to political threats and now lives abroad, in Switzerland, Austria, and the United States. Ugričić is the author of 9 books (fiction, essays, theory). His prose has been included in several anthologies of contemporary Serbian literature; his works have been translated into English, German, French, Macedonian, and Slovenian. He is a member of the Serbian PEN Club, and is Co-President of the Selection Committee of the World Digital Library. In 2005, Ugričić was a member of the Reflection group of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF Amsterdam), and from 2011-2012, a member of Executive Board of the Conference of European National Libraries (CENL). Before coming to Stanford CREEES, he lived in Zurich, as a Writer in Residence appointed by Literaturhaus Zurich.

Andrew Herscher is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan with appointments in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Department of Art History. He has worked in post-war Kosovo with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, and the Kosovo Cultural Heritage Project.  His book, Violence Taking Place: The Architecture of the Kosovo Conflict, was published by Stanford University Press in 2010; his ongoing research on cultural heritage and counter-memory in post-Yugoslavia has been published in Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism (Zone Books, 2012).

Krassimira Daskalova is a professor of modern European cultural history at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, in Bulgaria. Her most recent monograph is Women, Gender, and Modernization in Bulgaria, 1878–1944 (in Bulgarian), published by Sofia University Press in 2012. Since 2007, she has been the editor and book review editor of Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History, published by Berghahn Books in New York. Daskalova has been awarded fellowships and scholarships from a number of prestigious organizations, including the DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service), the Fulbright Program, the Japanese Association of University Women, the Körber Foundation and the Institute for Human Sciences, the Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study, and others. Daskalova’s research project at Stanford addressed comparative gender history of 19th- and 20th-century Southeast Europe. Her main goal is to challenge the opinion that no historical feminisms or women’s activism existed in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries and to make visible the gender aspects of the modernization process in Southeast Europe, including during the Cold War.



Jeronim Perovic (Visiting Guest) is a Swiss National Science Foundation sponsored professor for Eastern European History at the University of Zurich. His primary field of research and teaching is in Russian and Soviet history, as well as in the history of the Balkans. He currently runs two research projects at the University of Zurich, one titled “Energy and Power: A Cultural History from the Early Soviet Period to the Present Russia”, the other “Security, War and Peace in the Soviet Union and Russia”. Perovic is the author of a monograph on Russian regionalism during the 1990s (Bern: Peter Lang, 2001), and has co-edited several books, including, “Energy and the Transformation of International Relations” (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), “Russian Energy Power and Foreign Relations” (New York: Routledge 2009), “Identities and Politics during the Putin Presidency” (Stuttgart: Ibidem, 2009). He is currently working on a monograph titled “Russia in Global Energy History”.

Anna Dolidze (Visiting Guest) is a Professor of law at Western University in Canada. She earned her LLM from Leiden University and her SJC from Cornell University. Prior to joining Western Law, Dolidze served at a number of international and non-governmental organizations. Her research interests span several areas, all of them unified by a focus on the interaction between domestic legal systems and international law. At Stanford, Dolidze researched Russia’s approach to international law as well as the diffusion of legal institutions in Eastern Europe and the periphery of the Russian empire.

José M. Faraldo (Visiting Guest) is a Ramón-y-Cajal researcher at the Complutense University of Madrid. He received his Ph. Diss in history at the same university with emphasis on Russian nationalism. After further studies in history and cultural studies in Moscow, Frankfurt/Oder and Poznań, he worked from 1997 to 2002 at the European University Viadrina, in Frankfurt/Oder (Germany). From 2004 to 2008, he was research fellow and project coordinator at the Center of Research on Contemporary History, (ZZF), in Potsdam (Germany). José has extensively researched communism, nationalism, European unity, visual and popular culture in former Communist countries and comparative history of fascism and communism, with special attention to resistance. His actual project is a synthesis about the history of communist secret police in Eastern Europe, focusing on the Soviet, East-German, Polish and Rumanian cases. José came to Stanford with a grant from the Del Amo Foundation.

Jörn Happel (Visiting Guest) is a post-doctoral researcher at the History Department of the University of Basel. In 2009, heobtained his Ph.D. at Basel University with a study about the revolt of 1916 in Russian Central Asia and the failed Tsarist colonial policy. During his academic leave, financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Happel researched at Stanford University in the Hoover Library and Archives. Currently he is writing his second book about the German diplomat Gustav Hilger (1886-1965). 

Philipp Casula is a post-doctoral researcher at the History Department of the University of Zurich. In 2012, he obtained his Ph.D. at Basel University defending a thesis on the political discourse in contemporary Russia. His research covers the political and cultural history of contemporary Russia. He also has a keen interest in political theory and cultural studies.  At Zurich University he works in a collaborative research project on representations of security in the Soviet Union and Russia, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Within this framework, his current research focuses on the visual history of the Red Army’s occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989) in the Soviet media, paying special attention to depictions of the Other in Soviet newspapers. This work is also aims at drawing comparisons to the visual depiction of the recent wars in Chechnya, thus leading to general understanding of the visual culture of war.

Fabio De Leonardis holds a PhD in Theory of Language and Sciences of Signs (Semiotics and Linguistics) from the University of Bari, and is currently editor of the journal, Nazioni e Regioni (Nations and Regions – Studies and Researches on Imagined Communities). De Leonardis’ intellectual interests are broad, and he has worked extensively on nationalism and nationalist ideology in a comparative context. He has written on African post-colonial nationalism in Chinua Achebe’s and Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s novels, as well as on the Palestinian question (Palestine 1881-2006) and on Zionism as a nationalist ideology. His current research interests are focused on nationalism in former USSR countries. At Stanford he will continue work on his current research project, which analyzes Saparmurat Niyazov’s cult of personality in Turkmenistan in a comparative context with Kaddafi’s regime in Libya.

Magnus Ilmjärv is a senior researcher at the Institute of History of the University of Tallinn in Estonia. Magnus came to CREEES as a Fulbright Schol from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and the US Department of State. He specializes in the history of international relations of the Baltic states between the two World Wars. At CREEES, Magnus' research aimed to analyze the relations between the Baltic states and the US during the years 1922 to 1940 and, after the Baltic states were occupied and annexed by the Soviet Union, and the treatment of the Baltic question in international relations from 1941-1948.

Stefan Guth came to CREEES following one year of archival research for a postdoctoral project on the atomic city of Shechenko in Western Kazakhstan. The year of research and the year at CREEES contitute the work for a two-year postdoctoral scholarship granted by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Guth's dissertation at the University of Bern on German-Polish historian relationships in the 20th century has contributed to the intellectual history of German-Polish relations, while simultaneously offering a case study in the political history of historiography. The manuscript was awarded the Klaus Mehnertprize by the German Society of Eastern European Studies for the best German-language dissertation in Eastern European Studies in 2011. The book is forthcoming in 2014.

Alicja Curanović came to CREEES as a visiting scholar on a Kosciuszko Foundation fellowship, to conduct research on the concept of mission in Russian and US foreign policy and political thinking. She is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations (Faculty of Journalism and Political Studies) at the University of Warsaw. She holds a PhD in Political science. Her research interests are, inter alia, international relations in the post-Soviet area, Russian foreign policy, religious factors in international relations, perception, identity and image in politics. Her latest book is "The Religious Factor in Russia's Foreign Policy" (Rotuledge 2012).



Xu Wenhong came to Stanford and CREEES on a China Scholarship Council fellowship in order to finish a long-term book project on Russian capital movement in the post-Soviet space. An international politics and relations scholar from the Institute of Russian, East European & Central Asian Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Xu has advised in the sphere of Sino-Russian economic cooperation. In addition to presentations at numerous global economic fora, he is widely published in both academic journals and mass media outlets.

Tamara Martsenyuk is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" (Kyiv, Ukraine). Her research focuses on the social structure of society and, particularly, on gender relations. She is the author of 30 academic publications as well as a number of articles in popular publications. In addition to gender equality implementation in Ukrainian society, her other research and activist interest surround the promotion of diversity, overcoming xenophobia and racism.



Anar Smagulova is a researcher at the Educational and Research Center for Humanities at East Kazakhstan State University in Ust-Kamenogorsk. A recipient of the Open Society Foundation’s Higher Education Support Program Grant, Smagulova is an instructor of Kazakhstani history courses.

Ryan Gingeras joined the National Security Affairs Department in June 2010. He previously was an assistant professor of history at Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus and Lafayette College. Trained as a historian of the late Ottoman Empire, his teaching and research interests span the Middle East, the Caucasus and the Balkans. In 2009, Ryan Gingeras published his first book, Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity and the End of the Ottoman Empire (Oxford University Press). He has also published extensively on the Circassian diaspora of Turkey, intercommunal violence in Ottoman Macedonia, and Turkish organized crime. After receiving his B.A. in History at the University of California, San Diego, he went on to complete his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Toronto.

Boris Kuznetsov is a professor of the University - Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and a Lead Researcher at the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies at the same University. He is visiting CREEES to give lectures on Russian Economy in accordance with the exchange program between Stanford University and Higher School of Economics.

Anna Navakov is Professor of Art History at Saint Mary's College of California. From 2008-2010 she was scholar-in-residence with the Beatrice Bain Research Group, University of California, Berkeley. Professor Novakov holds two degrees from the University of California and a doctorate from New York University in the History of Art and Art Education. Her scholarly interests range from the fin de siècle to the postmodernist time period.

Tanja Jovovic is an assistant professor of Russian language, literature, and civilization at the University of Montenegro in Podgorica, Montenegro. She particpated in the Junior Faculty Development Program (U.S. Department of State) as a visiting scholar at CREEES. Her scholarly interest primarily is focused on Russian symbolism and avant-garde.

Igor Makarov is an assistant professor of Environmental Economics at the State University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and a researcher of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the same university. As a visiting scholar at CREEES, Makarov devotes his time to a professional development internship on environmental economics. His visit to Stanford is a part of an exchange program between Stanford University and Higher School of Economics.

Alexey Buzdalin is Associate Professor of Economics at the University Higher School of Economics in the School of World Economy and Global Politics within the Department of International Finance. He completed graduate and post-graduate work in Economics and Mathematics at Moscow State University. He is an expert in international banking and credit institutions.

Volodymyr Kulyk, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, spent winter quarter at Stanford to teach a course on “Politics of Identity in Eastern Europe.”

Pavlo Kutuyev is Professor of Sociology at Mykhaylo Drahomanov National Pedagogic University in Kiev and was the Chopivsky Fellow in Spring 2008. He is currently working on a project in comparative history and sociology entitled "Comparative-Historical Perspectives on Ukrainian State Building." His research focuses on state-making and developmental state-building.



Andriy Meleshevych was the 2010-11 Stanford Chopivsky Fellow in Ukrainian Studies. He is Professor of Law and Politics and Dean of the School of Law at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. The primary focus of his research, which combines quantitative and qualitative methodologies, is the institutional design of political systems in Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries.

Zsuzsa Hetényi is Professor in the Institute for Slavic Studies at the University ELTE, Budapest and literary translator. Her main fields of research interest are the Russian prose of the 20th century, dual identity, emigration and bilinguism in literature.

Ivo Mijnssen is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of History in Basel, Switzerland. He received an MA from the University of Basel and a BA from Brown University. At Stanford, he will do archival research for his dissertation on “hero cities” in the Soviet Union during the Brezhnev era. He investigates what role these cities played as points on the mental map of the USSR and in constructions of a shared identity. Mijnssen’s research focuses on World War II, or the “Great Patriotic War,” and its continued relevance for Soviet and post-Soviet society in Russia. He has published various articles on the politics of history in contemporary Russia, in books and journals, among them “An Old Myth for a New Society,” in the collected volume Identities and Politics During the Putin Presidency: The Foundations of Russia’s Stability, Philipp Casula and Jeronim Perovic, eds., (Ibidem-Verlag, 2009).

Alexander Kulik is Acting Chairman of the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, Head of the Division of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Department of Central and Eastern European Cultures, Head of the Program of Russian and Slavic Studies, Vice Chair of the Chais Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Deputy Director of two Centers for Jewish Studies founded by the Hebrew University at Moscow and St. Petersburg State Universities.

Akbar Ismanjanov is an assistant professor of civil law at Kyrgyz-Uzbek University in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. He holds a Ph.D in information law from the Tashkent State Juridical Institute in Uzbekistan, awarded in 2006. In addition to his position at the Kyrgyz-Uzbek University, Ismanjanov teaches at the Osh branch of the Russian State Social University, where he has been a tenured professor since 2007. He is currently writing a textbook on information law intended for use in Central Asia. He has won numerous academic awards and fellowships including the 2010 Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship Program and the Open Society Institute’s Faculty Development Program, which he undertook at Stanford University from 2006 to 2009.

Nonna Gorilovskaya is a Ph.D. candidate in politics at the University of Edinburgh. Her research examines the international community's response to Eurasia's de facto states. Nonna is a researcher for, a project of Harvard University's Nieman Foundation for Journalism, and the editor-at-large at Moment Magazine. She received her B.A. in Political Science from U.C. Berkeley and holds an M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies from St. Antony's College, University of Oxford.



Natalia Koulinka is a recipient of a Scholar Rescue Fund fellowship grant from the Institute of International Education, and supported by more than a dozen Centers, Departments, and Programs in the School of Humanities and Sciences and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford. Koulinka was born and raised in Oshmiany in the Republic of Belarus. She graduated from the Belarusian State University in Minsk with both undergraduate and graduate degrees. From 1992-1996, she helped create and run the "Women's Newspaper," the only independent women's paper in Belarus which soon became popular in Russia too. As the paper's editor-in-chief, she focused on women in business and politics. Since 2006, she has been the news editor for the radio station Unistar in Minsk. In addition to her work as a journalist, Koulinka was an associate professor at Belarusian State University 2001-08. She is also the co-editor of the book, Krasnim po Belomu ("Red on White"), which is a collection of texts by murdered Belarus journalist, Veronika Cherkasova. In 2008-09, Koulinka was the Lyle and Corinne Nelson International Fellow, John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University. At CREEES, she is working on a research project topic, "A Social History of the Soviet School of Journalism," and as an editor of the Stanford Post-Soviet Post.

Scott Littlefield finished writing his doctoral thesis, "The Identity Politics of Energy Policy: Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union, 2000-2008" from the University of Cambridge and continued work on post-Soviet Russian nationalism. Scott received his BA in economics and English from the University of Michigan in 2003 and an MA in international policy studies from Stanford in 2005. His research interests include natural resource politics (especially energy), nationalism, Russian foreign and defense policy, and economic development/innovation. Since 2008, Scott has co-compiled and edited the bi-weekly Russian Nationalism Bulletin. He also works with the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation.

Elemér Hankiss is research director at the Institute of Political Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is a senior scientist of the Gallup Organization and Gallup-Europe. While a visiting scholar at Stanford in March-August 2010, Hankiss worked on the manuscript of a book, the working title of which is: “Life Goals and Life Strategies in a World of Economic, Political, and Cultural Crisis.”

Olena Bogdanova was the Chopivsky Fellow in Ukrainian Studies for 2009-10. While in residency at CREEES from January to April 2010, she worked on the project "From Choosing What to Believe in, to Cooperation and Initiative: the Under-Explored Path." An expert in the sociology of religion, civic activism and community development in Ukraine, Bogdanova holds a PhD in Sociology from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Şuhnaz Yilmaz is Associate Professor of International Relations at Koc University, Istanbul. While at Stanford from September 2009 - June 2010, she conducted research on the project "Struggle for Natural Resources: Politics of Oil and Water in Eurasia and the Middle East." Her areas of interest and expertise include foreign policy analysis, Turkish foreign policy, Turkish-American Relations, Eurasian Politics, Energy Politics, Mediterranean cooperation and security, European Union Foreign and Security Policy, and international development.

Svetlana Suveica is Associate Professor of Romanian History at the State University of Moldova, Chisinau, where she has been on the faculty since 1996 and teaches courses on Romanian politics and history. Since 2004, Prof. Suveica has also lectured at the American Studies Center in Moldova. While Fulbright research fellow in residence at CREEES in October 2009 to June 2010, Suveica researched the significance of the Bessarabian question at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and the the contribution of A. N. Krupenski, the former Marshal of the Bessarabian nobility, to the negotiations.

Ana Siljak is an assistant professor in the History Department at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her recent book, Angel of Vengeance: The “Girl Assassin,” the Governor of St. Petersburg, and Russia’s Revolutionary World (St. Martin’s Press, 2008) was a finalist for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. Her current research project is entitled “Looking East: Slavophilism and the Russian Silver Age.”

Masha Kowell is a Ph.D. Candidate in art history at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working on her dissertation, “Agit-plakat: Soviet Posters of the Thaw (1956-1967).” During the fall 2010, she conducted her archival research in Moscow. Kowell’s work offers the first analysis of the volatile environment of poster production from the Khrushchev period through 1967.



Kateryna Dysa was the Chopivsky Scholar for 2008-09. She is a faculty member in the History Department and the Center for Polish and European Studies at the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". Her bookWitches and Others: Witchcraft Trials in the Ukrainian Palatinates of Rzeczpospolita in the 17th - 18th Centuries was published in 2008.

Amelia Glaser is Assistant Professor of Russian Literature at the University of California at San Diego. She is the editor and award-winning translator of "Proletpen: America's Rebel Yiddish Poets" (U. Of Pennsylvania, 2005).

Iryna Lukyanenko was the 2006 Chopivsky Fellow at CREEES . She is Chief of the Department of Finance, and Deputy Dean of the Department of Economics at University of Kyiv Mohylla Academy.

Izaly Zemtsovsky, an ethnomusicologist and folklorist who specializes in the cultures of Eurasia, has retired from teaching but continues to stay active in writing and research. He will facilitate the "Sounds of Eurasia" performance series at Stanford University in 2008-09.

Abdul Ghaffar Mughal is a Visiting Scholar at CREEES this year. An economist specializing in Central Asia and South Asia, His geographical area of interest is the emerging economies, particularly in the Muslim world. He has just completed a major UNDP/IOM sponsored research project on remittances and living standards in Tajikistan.Dr. Mughal teaches at California State University at Hayward.

Klaus Segbers is Professor of Political Science at the Freie Universitat of Berlin and CREEES visiting scholar in Winter 2008 and Winter 2012. Professor Segbers conducts research on a range of topics involving contemporary Europe: Germany's foreign relations with Eastern European countries, the impact of EU enlargement, and area studies as practiced in academic settings.

Alma Kunanbaeva teaches "Nomads of Eurasia: Culture in Transition" and "Folklore, Mythology, and Islam in Central Asia" in the Stanford Anthropology Department in 2009 and teaches Kazakh and Uzbek with the Stanford Special Languages Program in 2008-09. She curates and hosts the CREEES Central Asian Film Series in 2009, while continuing her community work as the director of the Silk Road House in Berkeley.



Eugene Mazo was Visiting Researcher at CREEES for winter and spring 2007. Gene holds a J.D. from Stanford, an M.A. in Russian Studies from Harvard, and is completing his doctoral thesis working with Archie Brown and Oxford University.

Volha Shatalava is affiliated with the History Faculty and Department of Ethnology and Art History at the Belarusian State University. She was a a visiting NCEEER Carnegie scholar at CREEES for Fall 2007. She continues to work on her research project "Belarusian and Ukrainian Post-Soviet Nations: Two Versions of Nation-Building."

Anton Shynkaruk is affiliated with the Rivne Institute of Slavonic Studies in Kiev and was the NCEEER Carnegie scholar at CREEES for Winter 2008. His research analyzes crisis communications in the modern foreign policy of Ukraine.

Florin Sperlea is a historian from Romania and CREEES visiting scholar for 2007-08. He holds a Ph.D. in Contemporary History and studies East European military history during the Soviet era.

Alexey Timofeychev is a doctoral student at the Institute for Political and Sociological Studies in Warsaw, where he is writing on elite politics in Russia's regions, with a focus on Kaliningrad. He was an NCEEER Carnegie Fellow at CREEES for Winter 2007.