Current Visiting Scholars

Kristian Åtland is a Visiting Scholar with ISEEES during the 2019-2020 academic year. He will be working on a project entitled “Destined for Deadlock? Russia, Ukraine, and the Demise of the Minsk II Agreement.”

Kacper Dziekan is a Visiting Fulbright Student Researcher with ISEEES during the 2019-2020 academic year. He will be working on a project entitled “ ‘Russian America’ and its Meaning for the Collective Memory of the Indigenous Peoples of Former Russian Colonies in North America.” 

Zhanat Kundakbayeva is a Visiting Fulbright Scholar with ISEEES during the 2019-2020 academic year. While at Berkeley, she will be working on her project “Writing a Multifocal Narrative of the Colonial Periphery and Decentering its Pictorial Construction: by Kazakhstani Locals and Dudin’s 1899 Photographs Perspective.”

Riikkamari Muhonen is a Visiting Fulbright Student Researcher with ISEEES during the 2019-2020 academic year. She will be working on her dissertation: “The Connections of Moscow-based Peoples’ Friendship University with the Developing World in 1960-1979: A Case Study of Soviet Transnational Relations.”

Velislava Petrova is a Visiting Fulbright Scholar with ISEEES during the Spring 2020 semester. She is currently investigating the way materialities of waste influence economies of waste with special interest on the different imaginations constructed around the category of waste. Her project is entitled Materialities of Dirt and Economies of Waste.

Lucas van der Velde is a Visiting Scholar with ISEEES during the 2019-2020 academic year. He will be working on a research project “Automation and Employment Polarization in Transition Countries: A Political-Economic View,” focusing on Central and Eastern Europe.