Julie Fedor is Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Melbourne. In 2010-13, she was a postdoctoral researcher on the Memory at War project based in the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge (www.memoryatwar.org). She has taught modern Russian history at the Universities of Birmingham, Cambridge, Melbourne, and St Andrews. She is the author of Russia and the Cult of State Security (Routledge, 2011); co-author of Remembering Katyn (Polity, 2012); and co-editor of Memory and Theory in Eastern Europe (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013) and Memory, Conflict and New Media: Web Wars in Post-Socialist States (Routledge, 2013).
Sam Greene is Director of the Russia Institute at King’s College London and senior lecturer in Russian politics. Prior to moving to London in 2012, he lived and worked in Moscow for 13 years, most recently as director of the Center for the Study of New Media & Society at the New Economic School, and as deputy director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. His book, Moscow in Movement: Power & Opposition in Putin’s Russia, was published in August 2014 by Stanford University Press. He holds a PhD in political sociology from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
André Härtel is an Assistant Professor and DAAD-Lecturer for "German and European Studies" at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine. Prior to this he worked as a Lecturer in International Relations at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany) and as a Political Advisor at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France). His book and PhD thesis "Westintegration oder Grauzonenszenario? Die EU- und WTO-Politik der Ukraine vor dem Hintergrund der inneren Transformation (1998-2009)" was published by LIT in 2012. He also held a research fellowship at Oxford Brookes University (UK) in 2007/2008 and had been the first coordinator of the Master Program "German and European Studies" at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2006/2007.
Andrey Makarychev is Guest Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Tartu, Estonia. His areas of expertise include Russia’s neighborhood policies and EU-Russia studies. He teaches courses in Foreign Policy Analysis, Globalization, Regionalism and Integration in EU-Russia Common Neighbourhood. His record of previous institutional affiliations includes George Mason University (Fairfax, VA), Center for Conflict Studies (ETH, Zurich), Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS), Institute for East European Studies (Free University of Berlin, Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship) and Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University. He co-edited the book Changing Political and Economic Regimes in Russia (Routledge, 2013), and authored a monograph Russia and the EU in a Multipolar World: Discourses, Identities, Norms (ibidem, 2014) and has also published numerous articles in Global Governance, International Spectator, Problems of Post-Communism, Demokratizatsiya, Journal of International Relations and Development, Cooperation and Conflict, Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of Eurasian Studies, Turkish Foreign Policy Review, and other international peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters in edited volumes published by Ashgate, Palgrave Macmillan, Nomos, and others.
Andreas Umland (ku-eichstaett.academia.edu/AndreasUmland), CertTransl (Leipzig), AM (Stanford), MPhil (Oxford), DipPolSci, DrPhil (FU Berlin), PhD (Cambridge) is a researcher of contemporary Russian and Ukrainian politics with a focus on the post-Soviet extreme right, at the National University of ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’ (www.ukma.kiev.ua/ua/faculties/fac_soc/politology/index.php), and the Eichstaett Institute for Central and East European Studies (http://www.ku-eichstaett.de/forschungseinr/zimos/). He is also initiator and co-director of a Master’s program in German and European Studies administered jointly by Kyiv’s Mohyla Academy and Jena’s Schiller University (www.des.uni-jena.de/).
Gergana Dimova is an associate lecturer at the University of Winchester in the UK (Centre for the Study of Democracy in Bulgaria and the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Ukraine). She holds a PhD in political science from Harvard University and was a Jeremy Haworth Research Fellow at St Catharine’s College at the University of Cambridge. Her academic articles have been published in Democratizatsiya, Observatorio, the Global Media Journal, and others. Her media expertise has been featured in the Atlantic Council, Huffington Post, Global Risk Insights, etc. Her monograph, Democracy beyond Elections: Government Accountability in the Media Age, is currently under review.