Russian Studies Conference: “Russian Politics Beyond the Kremlin: New Concepts, Paradigms, and Sites

Event time: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 10:15am
Luce Hall (LUCE), 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

“Russian Politics Beyond the Kremlin” challenges the recent tendency in the West–visible in both scholarly and popular discourse–to narrow the scope of Russian politics to the Kremlin (and even, in many cases, to the person of the President). Over the course of two days, contributions from scholars based in Russia, Europe, and the United States will explore various dimensions of a much more complex and multidimensional political field in Russia. Topics to be covered include: aesthetics and cultural politics; gender; historical memory; media; protests and social movements; regional and local politics; and ethnicity and nationalism. Although participants hail from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds–from anthropology to sociology to political science and beyond–they share a commitment to ground-level research methods and to innovative social, cultural, and/or political analysis.