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Nationalism, Imperialism & New Cleavages in Russia: Russian Scholars Analyze the Meaning & Consequences of the Invasion of Ukraine

June 29 @ 12:00 pm



Natalia Savelyeva is a Resident Fellow at the Future Russia Initiative with the Democratic Resilience Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). She is a sociologist who has been working as a researcher with the Public Sociology Laboratory of the Center for Independent Social Research in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her current scholarship explores multiple themes, including the violent conflict that began in Ukraine in 2014. Natalia is a co-author of the collective monograph Politics of Apoliticals (2015, Russian) and her articles have been published in several academic journals, such as Osteuropa and the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.

Oleg Zhuravlev is a sociologist. He is a researcher with the Public Sociology Laboratory, Center for Independent Social Research (Russia). He received his PhD in Social Sciences from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). His research is focused on social movements, the sociology of knowledge, Marxism, pragmatic sociology. He also is a part of the Russian Socialist Movement.

Ilya Matveev is a political scientist focusing on the Russian political economy. His academic work has appeared in Europe-Asia Studies, East European Politics, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Socialist Register, South Atlantic Quarterly and other journals. He is a member of the editorial collective of Posle.Media, a new bi-lingual Russian-English anti-war platform, and a co-host of the Political Diary, a Russian-language podcast on politics.

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June 29
12:00 pm


via Zoom