Prof. Viacheslav Morozov
Viacheslav Morozov is Professor of EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu and the Academic Director of CEURUS.
Before moving to Tartu in 2010, he taught for 13 years at his alma mater, the St. Petersburg State University, Russia, where he defended his PhD in world history in 1997. He has also studied at the University of Limerick, Ireland, from which he obtained his MA degree in European Integration in 1996.
Professor Morozov’s research interests include poststructuralism; postcolonial theory and critique; ideology and discourses in Russia (including comparative aspects); and EU–Russia relations. His work has appeared in leading journals, such as International Theory, Cooperation and Conflict, Postcolonial Studies, Journal of International Relations and Development, International Studies Review. He is a member of Academia Europaea, chair of the Program Committee of the Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies, country editor for USSR/Russia in the Making Identity Count project, and member of PONARS Eurasia academic network. His recent research focuses on how Russia’s political and social development has been conditioned by the country’s position in the international system. This approach was laid out in his most recent monograph, Russia’s Postcolonial Identity: A Subaltern Empire in a Eurocentric World (Palgrave 2015).