Andreas Umland (born 1967 in Jena, Germany) is a German political scientist, historian and Russian interpreter, 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. 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. 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.
He studied Russian and history, as well as political science, and received a CertTransl diploma in Leipzig University, an AM at Stanford University, MPhil at University of 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. In 2008-2010 Umland served as a academic adviser in the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.
He has been general editor of the book series "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society" in Ibidem Edition since 2004, co-compiler of the biweekly "Russian Nationalism Bulletin" 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.
- 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).
- 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).
- Eichstaett Institute for Central and East European Studies (ZIMOS)
- Joint program Archived March 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. of German and European Studies of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Jena University.
- Biography[permanent dead link] and publications.
- Ibidem publications
- biweekly Russian Nationalism Bulletin
- Forum of contemporary East European history and culture.
- "Publications: UMLAND, Andreas". valdaiclub.com. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- http://kiev.academia.edu/AndreasUmland Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Political Science, Faculty Member
- http://www.clio-online.de/forscherinnen=1455 Andreas Umland on Clio Online, the history science portal
- https://web.archive.org/web/20100620060441/http://acus.org/users/andreas-umland Biography on Atlantic Council
- http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/author/andreas-umland/ Biography and publications