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Historisches Seminar


  • Aussenpolitik der Sowjetunion und Russlands, insbes. im Nahen Osten
  • Soziologie der internationalen Beziehungen, politische Soziologie Russlands

Publikationen (Auswahl)


Hegemonie und Populismus in Putins Russland (Bielefeld: transcript, 2012).


  • "Russian Nationalism Shifting: The Role of Populism Since the Annexation of Crimea", in Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 27 (3) 2019: 349-370 (mit Sofia Tipaldou).
  • "The Soviet Afro-Asian solidarity committee and Soviet perceptions of the Middle East during late Socialism", in Cahiers du monde russe 59 (4) 2018: 499-520.
  • "Russia’s Foreign Policy from the Crimean Crisis to the Middle East: great power gamble or biopolitics?", in Rising Powers Quarterly 2 (1) 2017: 27-51.
  • "Le Olimpiadi di Soči, specchio del nazionalismo e del multiculturalismo russi", in Nazioni e Regioni 5/2015: 7-26.
  • "Between 'ethnocide' and 'genocide': violence and Otherness in the coverage of the Afghanistan and Chechnya wars", in Nationalities Papers 43 (5) 2015: 700-718.
  • "Russia’s and Europe’s Borderlands: Between Sovereign Intervention and Security Management", in Problems of Post-Communism, 61 (6) 2014: 6-17.
  • “Sovereign Democracy, Populism and Depoliticization in Russia“, in Problems of Post-Communism 60 (3) 2013: 3-15.
  • “Primacy in Your Face: Changing Discourses of National Identity and National Interest in the United States and Russia", in Ab Imperio 3/2010: 245-272.


  • "Russia’s “Modern” Foreign Policy Tools in Crimea and Syria", 205-223 in Parlar dal, Emel, Erşen, Emre, eds.: Russia in the Changing International System (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).
  • "Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East", 295-310 in Andrey Tsygankov, ed.: The Routledge Handbook on Russian Foreign Policy. (London: Routledge, 2018) (mit Mark Katz).
  • "Normal Games in Soči? Russian Nationalism and the 2014 Winter Olympics Bid Book", 39-57 in Andrey Makarychev, ed.: Mega Events in Post-Soviet Eurasia. (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
  • “Nationalism and Democracy in Russia”, 172-185 in Luís Moreno & André Lecours, eds.: Nationalism and Democracy – Dichotomies, Complementarities, Oppositions. (London: Routledge, 2010) (mit Olga Malinova).