|Note 1: Japanese names are
listed with family name first.
Note 2: Russian scholars commonly refer to the kandidat degree as a doctorate or PhD.
is Professor of Political Science
at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
He has written widely on comparative political systems, civil-military
relations in Africa and Eastern Europe, NATO and transnational
terrorism. He is currently finishing a textbook on the processes of
is Assistant Professor of
History at William Paterson University,
board member for H-Northeast Asia, and author of “Rethinking Stalinist
in the Soviet Far East” in The
Siberian Saga (Frankfurt, 2005). He is
completing a monograph entitled “Stalinist Population Politics and the
Making of the Soviet Far East.”
DOLBILOV is Associate Professor of
History at the European University
in St. Petersburg. He has co-authored, with Alexei Miller, Zapadnye
imperii (The Western Borderlands of the Russian Empire) (Moscow,
His current book-length project focuses on the politics of national and
confessional identities in the Russian empire’s West in the second half
of the 19th century.
is Lecturer in History at the
University of Western Australia. He received
his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2004 and is currently
completing a monograph on the history of Soviet World War II veterans.
His work has been published in Jahrbücher
für Geschichte Osteuropas
(1999, 2002), Slavic Review (2006), and Kritika (2007), among others.
FILIMONOVA is Senior Lecturer of
World Literature at Karaganda State University (Kazakhstan). She is the
author of Theatricality of Image
(Almaty, 2006) and The Author’s
in the Playing Text (Kokchetau, 2006). Her present research
interests include theatricality in modern and post-modern
world-sensation as well as its poetics in twentieth-century novels.
is Associate Professor in the
Department for Area Studies and International Relations at Volgograd
State University. He is the author of The
Security and Cooperation Issues (Volgograd, 2005; in Russian).
He is presently preparing his doktorskaia thesis on a related topic.
is COE Research Fellow at the
Slavic Research Center of Hokkaido
University. He studies the cultural anthropology of religion and
related issues. The themes of his present work are social knowledge and
conceptions of magic in the rural communities of the Middle Volga.
GRAAF is Senior Research Associate
at the Frisian Academy in the Netherlands. He published in the last
conference proceedings of the Foundation for Endangered Languages and
co-ordinates projects on endangered archives with scholars in St.
Petersburg, where he received a Doctorate Honoris Causa from St.
GUCHINOVA, Dr. of Sc., is Research
Associate at the Institute of Ethnology
and Anthropology in Moscow. She is the author of Post-Soviet Elista:
Power, Business and Beauty (SPB, 2003), A Street called “Kalmyk Road”:
History, Culture and Identities in an American Kalmyk Community
2004), Memories of the Forgotten.
Anthropology of the Deportation
Trauma of the Kalmyks (Hannover, 2005), and The Kalmyks (Routledge,
is Lecturer of Russian History
at Niigata University of International
and Information Studies. He is coauthor of 20 Seiki Roshia Nominshi
[The History of Russian Peasants in the 20th Century]
2006). He is presently
preparing a monograph on labor mobilization and nation-building in
is Associate Professor of History
at the University of
Rochester, NY, USA. In 2004 he published Closer to the Masses:
Stalinist Culture, Social Revolution, and Soviet Newspapers with
Harvard University Press. He is presently
completing a book on the assassination of Sergei Kirov based on new
MACHERET lives in California and is
an independent translator and philologist. Recently she contributed to Мандельштамовская энциклопедия
(forthcoming 2008). Her article “Египет
Осипа Мандельштама” appeared in О.Э.
Мандельштам, его предшественники и
современники (RGGU Press, 2007).
is Professor of Russian
Literature in the Slavic Department at the University of Strasbourg. He
is the author of editions and studies of the Oberiou
poets and of studies on the Provençal troubadours. He is presently
a collection of essays on art, including interviews with Russian emigré
artists, musicians and dancers.
is emeritus Professor of Russian
History at the University of Amsterdam. Together with other Dutch and
Russian scholars he will publish in 2007 a Russian translation of North
and East Tartary, a 17th century encyclopedic study of Asia by
Dutch scholar Nicolaas Witsen.
SHULATOV is a postgraduate student at
Keio University. He received his kandidat degree in 2005 for
“Rossiisko-iaponskie otnosheniia v
dal’nevostochnoi politike Rossii,
1905-1914gg.” He is the author of several articles and is
preparing a monograph on Russo-Japanese relations in 1905-1914 based on
declassified documents from Russian archives.
SUNY is the Charles Tilly
Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History at the University
of Michigan and Professor Emeritus of Political Science and History at
the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Soviet
Experiment,The Making of the Georgian Nation, and The Revenge of the
Past. His most recent work was the edited volume of The Cambridge
History of Russia, Vol. III: The Twentieth Century.