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University of Tartu
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East European and Eurasian History, Russian Empire, Baltic Studies, Estonia, Latvia, cartography, history of science and technology, language, nationalism, minorities, language politics, 19th-Century, memory politics
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About Me

I am a lecturer in East European and Eurasian Studies at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu. My research and publications broadly focus on:

  • Russian Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries, the independent states of Estonia, Latvia, and Belarus;
  • The history of cartography, mapping and geographical sciences;
  • The politics of language and nationalism, ethnolinguistic and religious minorities, sub-national and regional identifications;
  • Borders, borderlands, and borders regions; physical and imagined borders;
  • The politics of memory;
  • Social history of religion.


Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, Russia
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Local & Regional, Material Culture, Museums, Religion, Science, World War I