Julie Fedor is Senior 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); Memory, Conflict and New Media: Web Wars in Post-Socialist States (Routledge, 2013); and War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
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.