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"
  • Dmitry Asinovskiy profile photo

    Research Assistant, European University at St. Petersburg

    “The Soviet Union and the revolution in Iran (1978-79). Development of reactions to the threats of political Islam”
  • 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”
  • 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”
  • Xu Huang profile photo

    M.A. Candidate in Russian and Eurasian Studies, European University at St. Petersburg

    “Sociology Intervention and Authoritarian Restructuring: The Soviet Socio-Economic Knowledge Regime on the Eve of Perestroika”
  • Linas Kojala profile photo

    Director, Eastern Europe Studies Centre

    “Limited access order: Impact of external factors on Russia’s development in 2000-2016”
  • Junior Research Fellow, European University at St. Petersburg

    “Representations of freedom and political unity at Medieval Novgorod”
  • Alexander Korolev profile photo

    Junior Research Fellow, National Research University Higher School of Economics

    “The development of middle powers' foreign policy strategies vis-à-vis China and the U.S. using the example of ASEAN”
  • 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”
  • 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”
  • 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”