Andreas Umland

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Andreas Umland (born 1967 in Jena, Germany) is a German political scientist and historian, specializing in contemporary Russian and Ukrainian history. He is a Member of the Institute for Central and East European Studies (ZIMOS) at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt in Upper Bavaria, a small, yet active research center.[1] He lives in Kyiv, while teaching at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". He is one of the leading German specialists in the history and politics of Ukraine and also of Russia.[citation needed] His studies of Russian and Ukrainian politics focus on the post-Soviet extreme right. Since 2005, he has also been involved in the creation of a new Master's program in German and European Studies administered jointly by Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Jena University.[2]

Academic career[edit]

He studied Russian and history, as well as political science, and received a CertTransl diploma in Leipzig, an AM at Stanford, MPhil at Oxford, DipPolSci and a DrPhil at Free University of Berlin and a PhD at Cambridge.

He was also a visiting fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, in 1997-99, and Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, in 2001-02, a Bosch lecturer at Yekaterinburg’s Ural State University, in 1999-2001, and Kiev’s Mohyla Academy, in 2003/05, a temporary lecturer in Russian and East European studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, in January–December 2004, and a DAAD lecturer at Kyiv Shevchenko University, in 2005-08.[3]

Editor[edit]

He has been general editor of the book series "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society" in Ibidem Edition[4] since 2004, co-compiler of the biweekly "Russian Nationalism Bulletin"[5] since 2007, and co-editor of the web journal "Forum noveishei vostochnoevropeiskoi istorii i kul'tury" (eng.: Forum of contemporary East European history and culture) since 2008.[6]

Membership[edit]

He is a member of the Russian "Valdai International Discussion Club".[7]

Publications (selection)[edit]

Editor of:

  • The Nature of Russian "Neo-Eurasianism:" Approaches to Aleksandr Dugin's Post-Soviet Movement of Radical Anti-Americanism (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe 2009).
  • Theorizing Post-Soviet Russia's Extreme Right: Comparative Political, Historical and Sociological Approaches (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe 2008).

Co-editor of:

  • Aspects of the Orange Revolution V: Institutional Observation Reports on the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections (Stuttgart & Hannover: ibidem-Verlag 2007).
  • Aspects of the Orange Revolution IV: Foreign Assistance and Civic Action in the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections (Stuttgart & Hannover: ibidem-Verlag 2007).
  • Aspects of the Orange Revolution III: The Context and Dynamics of the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections (Stuttgart & Hannover: ibidem-Verlag 2007).
  • Fascism Past and Present, West and East: An International Debate on Concepts and Cases in the Comparative Study of the Extreme Right (Stuttgart & Hannover: ibidem-Verlag 2007).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eichstaett Institute for Central and East European Studies (ZIMOS)
  2. ^ Joint program of German and European Studies of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Jena University.
  3. ^ Biography and publications.
  4. ^ Ibidem publications
  5. ^ biweekly Russian Nationalism Bulletin
  6. ^ Forum of contemporary East European history and culture.
  7. ^ Member of Valdai Club

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