Current Fellows

The Davis Center's fellows and visiting scholars participate in interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

  • Ania Aizman profile photo

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

    "Anarchist Aesthetics: The Literature of the Absurd and Anti-Authoritarianism in Russia"
  • Associate Fellow, Peace Research Institue Frankfurt

    Interconnected Conflicts in Central Asia: Alliances, Interdependencies, and Negotiations
  • Ph.D. Candidate, University of British Columbia

    "'Betwixt and Between' Sakha and Russian: An Ethnography of Language Hybridization among Sakha Youth in the Russian Far East"
  • Professor of International Law and International Relations, Institute for Balkan Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

    "Russia, NATO and the Security Environment in Europe 2000-2014"
  • Alicja Curanovic profile photo

    Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw, Institute of International Relations

    “Mission in the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation”
  • Hayk Demoyan profile photo

    Director, Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

    “Soviet and Post-Soviet Legacies and New Identity formation processes in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia: A comparative study”
  • Rhiannon Dowling profile photo

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Davis Center from Russian and Eurasian Studies

    “Brezhnev's War on Crime: The Criminal in Soviet Society, 1963-1982”
  • Nicole Eaton profile photo

    Assistant Professor of History, Boston College

    "Königsberg-Kaliningrad: Revolution on the German-Soviet Frontier"
  • Mieka Erley profile photo

    Assistant Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Colgate University

    “Black Soil, Red Earth: Russian Soil and the Landscapes of Socialism”
  • Orkhan Gafarov profile photo

    Ph.D. Candidate in International Relation, Ankara University 

    “The Historical Roots of Russia’s Approaches to International Law”
  • Nazim Hajiyev profile photo

    Associate Professor, Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC)

    “Hydrocarbon resources (oil and gas) in the global market and their perspectives”
  • Mukhtar Hajizaka profile photo

    Fulbright Fellow

    “The role of external actors in regional integration in the wider Black Sea area: the US and the EU”
  • Emily Holland profile photo

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

    “Poisoned By Gas: Institutional Failure, Energy Dependency and Security”
  • Haykaz Igityan profile photo

    Macroeconomist, Central Bank of Armenia

    “The Discussion of Business Cycle Asymmetry Effects on the Monetary Policy in Armenia”
  • Linas Kojala profile photo

    Director, Eastern Europe Studies Centre

    “Limited access order: Impact of external factors on Russia’s development in 2000-2016”
  • Meri Kulmala profile photo

    Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

    “A Child’s Right to a Family: Deinstitutionalization of Child Welfare in Putin’s Russia”
  • Emily Look profile photo

    Ph.D. Candidate, Australian National University

    “Young people and support for democracy: political learning in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus”
  • Maia Machavariani profile photo

    Marie Curie Research Fellow, Dublin City University

    “Opposition Political Parties versus Sources of Power in the Caspian Region: Case Studies from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan”
  • Strategy and Policy Fellow, Smith Richardson Foundation

    "When Big Business Goes Global, but Plays Local. Capital Mobility, Business and Politics in Eurasia"
  • Mikhail Mohammeddinov profile photo

    Research Fellow, Macquarie University

    “The Eurasian Economic Union, factors of regional cohesion”
  • Sofya Omarova profile photo

    Ph.D. Candidate in International Politics and Sociology, Oxford Brookes University

    “Authoritarian Justification of Power: legitimation discourses in modern Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan”
  • Marine Sargsyan profile photo

    Ph.D. Candidate, Leiden University

    “Exogenous Gravity in Regional Geopolitics”
  • Lilia Shevtsova profile photo

    Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Senior Scholar; Associate Fellow, Russian and Eurasia Program, Chatham House

    “Russia as the Challenge: Domestic and Foreign Policy Problems”
  • Fellow, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College

    Kholivar: New Projects of Belonging on the Russian Periphery
  • U.S. Foreign Service Officer 1963-1998, former U.S. Ambassador to Poland and Pakistan

  • Karina Smetanina profile photo

    Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Studies / Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher, Lomonosov Moscow State University

    “High School Textbooks: Shaping the Perception of National History (a Case Study of the 19th c. Russian and American Textbooks)”
  • Alisa Sopova profile photo

    Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

    “Media Coverage of the Conflict in Eastern Ukraine”
  • Ilya Stepanov profile photo

    Junior Research Fellow, National Research University Higher School of Economics

    “Economic regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: prospects of implementation in Russia”
  • Tuomo Summanen profile photo

    Senior Advisor, Lappeenranta University of Technology

    “Evolution and regulatory challenges of the Russian gas sector”
  • Maira Zeinilova profile photo

    Researcher, Dublin City University

    “Women’s participation in institutional politics in authoritarian regimes: the case of Kazakhstan”
  • Frantiska profile photo

    Ph.D. Candidate / Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher, Charles University Prague

    “To Sing America: African-American Poets in the 1950s and Early 1960s Czechoslovakia”