Prof. Viatcheslav Morozov


Viatcheslav Morozov is Professor of EU-Russia Studies at the University of Tartu and Chairman of the Council of the UT Centre for EU-Russia Studies.

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 has published extensively on Russian national identity and foreign policy, and, more recently, also on Russian domestic affairs. He pioneered in introducing neo-Gramscian theory of hegemony to Russian identity studies, in particular in his book Russia and the Others: Identity and Boundaries of a Political Community (Moscow: NLO Books, 2009). 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 has been laid out in his most recent monograph Russia’s Postcolonial Identity: A Subaltern Empire in a Eurocentric World (Palgrave, 2015), while the comparative dimension was explored in the edited volume Decentring the West: The Idea of Democracy and the Struggle for Hegemony (Ashgate, 2013).

Professor Morozov is a member of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia), based at George Washington University. In 2007, he spent 6 months as Visiting Fulbright Lecturer at the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. In 2007–2010, he was a member of the Executive Council of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA).


Contact: viacheslav.morozov[at]

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