Ethnic representation in the republics of post-Soviet Russia: agency-driven and structural factors

Ethnic representation in the republics of post-Soviet Russia: agency-driven and structural factors

Friday, 23 February 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Add to Calendar
Venue: 
Syndicate Room
Speaker(s): 
Konstantin Zamyatin (University of Helsinki)
Convenor: 
Professor Paul Chaisty (St Antony's)

Konstantin Zamyatin is a post-doc researcher at the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Helsinki. Zamyatin’s current research interests are ethnic politics and language politics in Russia and the other countries of the former Soviet Union. He is currently working on completing a monograph tentatively entitled Language Policies in the Finno-Ugric Republics of Post-Soviet Russia: When Language Revival Fails? that examines the language revival projects in the ethnic republics of Russia pursued as a “top-down” public policy. Zamyatin is the author of An Official Status for Minority Languages? A Study of State Languages in Russia’s Finno-Ugric Republics. (Uralica Helsingiensia 6. Finno-Ugrian Society, 2014). He has co-authored (with Janne Saarikivi and Annika Pasanen) a popular monograph entitled Why and How Languages of the Peoples of Russia are to be Maintained (in Russian, Vammalan kirjapaino Oy, 2012). Full profile at: https://tuhat.helsinki.fi/portal/en/person/konstanz.