• Peter John Kivisto
    Peter John Kivisto
    CO-DIRECTOR
  • Andrey V. Rezaev
    Andrey V. Rezaev
    CO-DIRECTOR
Peter John Kivisto
CO-DIRECTOR
  •  Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Welfare Augustana College
  • Finland Distinguished Professor University of Turku
    Turku, Finland

BIO

Peter Kivisto, the Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought at Augustana College, has published widely in several sociological subfields, particularly immigration, race and ethnicity, religion and theory.  He is the author of 30 books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters.

His contributions to migration studies includes work in historical sociology focusing on Finnish immigration to the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  He moved on to concentrate on contemporary immigration, first in the United States and more recently including immigrants in Western Europe.  He has sought to link his speciality areas.  For example, he has written extensively on theories of transnationalism and multiculturalism, and in another attempt to bring these subfields into fruitful dialogue, he has published a recent book on religion and immigration.

He has been a visiting professor at universitites in China, Finland, Germany, and Italy.  Between 2008 and 2012 he was Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku and in 2013 that university awarded him an honorary doctorate.

Active in the profession, Professor Kivisto is a current member of the Council of the American Sociological Association.  He has held other leadership roles in the organization, including serving as Secretary/Treasurer of both the International Migration and Theory sections, along with serving on the Board of both Racial and Ethnic MInorities and History of Sociology.  In 2016, he will serve a term as Chair of the History of Sociology section.  He was a Member of the Board of the International Sociological Association’s RC-31, Research Committee on Migration.  He is the former President of the Midwest Sociological Society.

A former Editor of The Sociological Quarterly, he currently serves on the Editorial Boards of several journals, including Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnicities, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and the Journal of Classical Sociology.  

He is currently finalizing an edited book on Robert E. Park for Anthem Press and is working on a two-volumeHandbook of Social Theory for Cambridge University Press.

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS

  • Sociology: Challenge and Promise (with Elizabeth Hartung). New York: McGraw-Hill
  • The Challenge of Inclusion on Europe’s Periphery: Finland Confronts Multiculturalism (edited with Peter Kraus), Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society
  • Immigration and Religion. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.
  • Solidarity, Justice, and Incorporation: Thinking through the Civil Sphere (edited with Giuseppe Sciortino). New York: Oxford University Press
  • Debating Nordic Multiculturalism (edited with Östen Wahlbeck). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Postmodernism in Global Perspective (edited with Samir Dasgupta). Delhi: Sage
  • Race and Ethnicity: The Basics (with Paul Croll). New York: Routledge, 2012.
Andrey V. Rezaev
CO-DIRECTOR
Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • Maria Ermakova
    Maria Ermakova
    Researcher
  • Pavel Lisytsyn
    Pavel Lisytsyn
    Senior Researcher
  • Valentin Starikov
    Valentin Starikov
    Researcher
  • Alexander Stepanov
    Alexander Stepanov
    Researcher
  • Natalia Tregubova
    Natalia Tregubova
    Researcher
  • Dmitrii Zhikharevich
    Dmitrii Zhikharevich
    Researcher
Maria Ermakova
Researcher
Pavel Lisytsyn
Senior Researcher

Selected Publications

Valentin Starikov
Researcher
Curriculum Vitae

Interests:

Sociology and psychology of higher education, comparative and international higher education,
sociology of migration, methodology of comparative analysis in sociology, information
technologies in social sciences, urban sociology.

Alexander Stepanov
Researcher
Natalia Tregubova
Researcher
Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:

Dmitrii Zhikharevich
Researcher
Curriculum Vitae

Publications

Zhikharevich D. Web and Foam: On Gabriel Tarde’s Speculative Sociology //Tarde G. Monadology and Sociology, Russian translation, Perm: Hyle Press, 2016. Pp. 79-119. [In Russian]

 

2016

 

Rezaev A.V., Zhikharevich D. In Search of Trust: Apostolis Papakostas’ Comparative-Historical Sociology of Public Sphere // Papakostas A. Civilizing the Public Sphere; translated by D. Zhikharevich. Moscow: Russian Centre for Public Opinion Research, 2016 [In Russian]

 

2016
Rezaev A.V., Zhikharevich D., Lisitsyn P. The Marxian Materialist Interpretation of History and Comparative Sociology //      Comparative Sociology, 2015, Vol.14(4), pp.452-477 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

 

2015
Rezaev A.V., Zhikharevich D. The Marxian Materialist Interpretation of History as a Foundation for Comparative Sociology// Rezaev, A.V. (Ed.) (2015) Comparative Sociology. The Handbook for Sociology Students. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg State University Press, 2015); [Book chapter, in Russian].

 

2015
Zhikharevich D. Review of I.Drori, S.Ellis, Z.Shapira “The Evolution of the New Industry: a Genealogical Approach”// Социологические исследования [Sociological Research], №05, 153-156, [Peer Reviewed Journal, in Russian]

 

2014
Rezaev A.V., Tregubova N., Zhikharevich D. Liberalism vs. Utilitarianism: John Rawls and the “distinctiveness of persons” problem. (Russian). Transactions of the Higher Educations Institutions: Humanities Series, 5 (1) 31-36

 

2014
Zhikharevich D., Rezaev A.V. Dead-ends and turning points of the historical analysis of early capitalism: Richard Lachmann’s “Capitalists In Spite of Themselves”. In: Экономическая социология [Journal of Economic Sociology], vol. 14 (4), pp. 127-139 [In Russian]

 

2013

 

Translations

 

А. Папакостас. Становление цивилизованной публичной сферы: недоверие, доверие, коррупция. М.: изд-во ВЦИОМ, 2016 [Russian translation of Papakostas A. Civilizing the Public Sphere, Routledge, 2012]
 2016
Р. Лахман. Что такое историческая социология? / Сравнительная социология: учебник. Под ред. А.В. Резаева. СПб.: изд-во СПбГУ, 2015. [Russian translation of chapter 1 of Lachmann R. What is Historical Sociology? Polity, 2013]
2015

Associate Researchers

  • Athina Karatzogianni
    Athina Karatzogianni
  • Anna Bolsheva
    Anna Bolsheva
  • Michael Klupt
    Michael Klupt
  • Hope Katherine McCoy
    Hope Katherine McCoy
  • Nikolay Skvortsov
    Nikolay Skvortsov
Athina Karatzogianni
Curriculum Vitae

Books

(2015) Firebrand Waves of Digital Activism 1994-2014: The Rise and Spread of Hacktivism and Cyberconflict, Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 978-0-230-24246-3 http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/Firebrand-Waves-of-Digital-Activism-19942014/?K=9781137446008

(2010) Power, Resistance and Conflict in the Contemporary World: Social Movements, Networks and Hierarchies, co-authored with Andrew Robinson, Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics, Routledge: London and New York. In Print. 324 pages. ISBN-10: 0415452988.

(2006) The Politics of Cyberconflict, Routledge Research on Internet and Society, Routledge: London and New York. In Print. 242 pages. Also released as paperback 2008. ISBN-10:0415396840.

Edited Books

(eds) (2012) Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change, co-edited with Adi Kuntsman, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. In Print. 272 pages. ISBN-9780230296589.

(ed.) (2012) Violence and War in the Media: Five Disciplinary Lenses, Routledge Media, War and Security Series, London and New York: Routledge. In Print. 280 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0415665230.

(ed.) (2009) Cyber Conflict and Global Politics, edited, Routledge Contemporary Security Studies, London and New York: Routledge. In Print. 246 pages. ISBN-10: 0415459702.

Forthcoming 2016 (in production)

The Digital Transformation of the Public Sphere: Conflict, Migration, Crisis and Culture in Digital Networks, co-edited with Dennis Nguyen and Elisa Serafinelli, Palgrave Macmillan.

Articles in Refereed Journals

(2015) ‘Hack or Be Hacked: The Quasi-Totalitarianism of Global Trusted Networks’, co-authored with Martin Gak, New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory, Politics, No.84/85 Societies of Control, DOI: 10.398/NEWF:84/85.06.2015. Online available at: http://www.lwbooks.co.uk/journals/newformations/issue/nf8485.html

(2014) ‘Digital Prometheus: WikiLeaks, the State-Network Dichotomy and the Antinomies of Academic Reason’ co-authored with Andrew Robinson, International Journal of Communication, 8, Feature 1-20. 1932–8036/2014FEA0002. Online available at: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/issue/view/10#more4

(2010) ‘Blame it on the Russians: Tracking the Portrayal of Russians During Cyber Conflict Incidents’, Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media, 4, pp. 127-150. ISSN 2040-462X. Online available at: http://www.digitalicons.org/issue04/athina-karatzogianni/

(2009) ‘Cyberconflict at the Edge of Chaos: Cryptohierarchies and Self-organization in the Open Source Movement’ co-authored with G. Michaelides, in P Moore and A. Karatzogianni, (eds) Parallel Visions of P2P production: Governance, Organization and the New Economies, Special issue, Capital and Class, 97, pp.143-159. ISSN 03098168.

(2004) ‘The Politics of Cyberconflict’, Journal of Politics, 24:1, pp.46-55.

Chapters in Books

(forthcoming 2016) ‘Agency in Posthuman IR: Solving the Problem of Technosocially Mediated Agency’ co-authored with Michael Schandorf in Posthuman Dialogues in International Relations, edited by E. Cudworth, S. Hobden and E. Kavalski, Ashgate. (in production).

(2016) ‘Surfing the Revolutionary Wave 2010-12: A Social Theory of Agency, Resistance, and Orders of Dissent in Contemporary Social Movements’ co-authored with Michael Schandorf in A. Ornella (ed.) Making Humans: Religious, Technological and Aesthetic Perspectives, Inter-Disciplinary Press. ISBN 978-1-84888-425-0

(2015) ‘A Cyberconflict Analysis of Chinese Dissidents Focusing on Civil Society, Mass Incidents and Labour Resistance’ co-authored with Andrew Robinson in The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media, edited by Rawnsley, G.D. and Rawnsley, M.Y.T., London and New York: Routledge. ISBN: 9780415520775

(2014) ‘Digital Prometheus: WikiLeaks, the State-Network Dichotomy and the Antinomies of Academic Reason’ co-authored with Andrew Robinson in WikiLeaks: From Popular Culture to Political Economy, edited by C.Christensen, USC Annenberg. Online available at: http://www.amazon.com/WikiLeaks-Popular-Culture-Political-Economy-ebook/dp/B00PYRD5SS/

(2013) Uma análise de ciberconflitos das revoluções de 2011 da Primavera Árabe. Mayra Rodrigues Gomes (Eds.), Comunicação e controle: observações sobre liberdade, controle einterdição de expressão [Communication and control: notes on freedom, control and interdicted expression]. São Paulo: Intercom. pp.259-284. A cyberconflict analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring. (EN) pp.285-309.

(2013) ‘A Cyberconflict Analysis of the 2011 Arab Spring Uprisings’ in Youngs, G. (ed.) Digital World: Connectivity, Creativity and Rights, London and New York Routledge. In Print. ISBN-10: 0415839084

(2012) ‘WikiLeaks Affects: Ideology, Conflict and the Revolutionary Virtual’ in Karatzogianni, A and Kuntsman, A. (eds.) Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. In Print. pp. 52-73.

(2012) ‘Epilogue: The Politics of the Affective Digital’ in Karatzogianni, A and Kuntsman, A. (eds.) Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. In Print. pp. 245-9

(2012) ‘Introduction: Violence and War in Culture and the Media through Five Disciplinary Lenses’ in Karatzogianni, A. (ed.) Violence and War in Culture and the Media, London and New York: Routledge. In Print. pp. 1-11.

(2012) ‘Blame it on the Russians: Tracking the Portrayal of Russians During Cyber conflict Incidents’ in Karatzogianni, A. (ed.) Violence and War in Culture and the Media, London and New York: Routledge. In Print. pp. 221-246.

(2012) ‘Cyberconflict and the Future of Warfare’, Ashgate Research Companion to War, edited by Hall Gardner and Oleg Kobtzeff, ISBN: 978-0-7546-7826-7.

(2012) ‘Ancient Athens as a Model of Hegemonic Decline’, Ashgate Research Companion to War, edited by Hall Gardner and Oleg Kobtzeff.

(2009) ‘Introduction: New media and the Reconfiguration of Power in Global Politics’, in Karatzogianni, A: (ed.) Cyber Conflict and Global Politics, Contemporary Security Studies, Routledge: London and New York. In Print. pp. 1-11.

(2009) ‘How small are small numbers in cyberspace? Small, virtual, wannabe “states”, minorities and their cyber conflicts’ in Karatzogianni, A: (ed.) Cyber Conflict and Global Politics, Contemporary Security Studies, Routledge: London and New York. In Print. pp. 128-146.

(2009) ‘Confronting internal and external problems of cross- inter- and multi-disciplinarity: Researching cyber conflict and global politics’ in Karanika, M and Wiesemans, R (eds) Exploring Avenues to Cross-Disciplinary Research, Nottingham University Press. In Print.pp. 179-191.

Reports and other work

Schizorevolutions vs. Microfascisms: A Deleuzo-Nietzschean Perspective on State, Security, and Active/Reactive Networks’ co-authored with A. Robinson. 2013. Presented at theDeleuze Studies Conference Lisbon July 2013. Available at: http://works.bepress.com/athina_karatzogianni/19

‘Cyberconflict and Hacktivism in a Contemporary Context’, Digital Development Debates, Issue 5, September 2011.Online Available at: http://www.digital-development-debates.org/issue-05-securing-peace–future-wars–cyberconflict-and-hacktivism-in-a-contemporary-context.html

Karatzogianni, A., Morgunova, O., Kambouri, N., Lafazani, O., Nicos Trimikliniotis,Grigoris Ioannou (2013) ‘Transnational Digital Networks, Migration and Gender:Intercultural Conflict and Dialogue’. Online MIG@NET.EU Portal:http://www.mignetproject.eu/?cat=10

Midden, E., Pondanesi, S., Kambouri, N. Zavos, A., Karatzogianni, A. and Morgunova, O. (2013) ‘Gender, Migration and Religious Practices Online’, Online MIG@NET.EU Portal:http://www.mignetproject.eu/?p=561

(2010) ‘The Thorny Triangle: Cyber Conflict, Business and the Sino-American Relationship in the World-System’, e-International Relations. Online available at: http://www.e-ir.info/?p=3420

‘With or Without You: U.S. Foreign Policy, Hegemony, Domination and Rhizomes of Resistance’ co-authored with A. Robinson, International Relations: Student Perspectives, September 2009, pp. 7-25.

‘Broadening the New Security Agenda’, Journal of Cyber Conflict Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, 2006, pp.12-21.

‘The Impact of the Internet during the Iraq war on the peace movement, war coverage and war-related cyberattacks’, Cultural Technology and Policy Journal, inaugural issue, 2004.Also serialized by the author in Greek in for the high-circulation weekly political magazine Politika Themata, Athens, December 2005.

Anna Bolsheva
Curriculum Vitae

PhD Student of Comparative Sociology chair, St. Petersburg State University

Michael Klupt

Dr., Prof., Dean of School of Humanities in St.Petersburg State Economic University, Russia

Hope Katherine McCoy

Third-year Ph.D. student in UCLA’s Division of Higher Education and Organizational Change (HEOC).

 

Nikolay Skvortsov

Dean of the Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg University.

Graduated from Leningrad State University (LSU). Holds a Ph.D. degree in Philosophy. Doctor of Sciences (Sociology), professor.

Worked as sociologist: senior researcher; deputy director of the LSU Social Communications Institute for Comprehensive Social Research; director of the SPSU Center for Humanities Research and Social Prognosis. Assistant professor of the Faculty of Sociology (SPSU).

Chairman of the Russian Sociological Society named after M.M. Kovalevsky. Vice-President of the Russian Sociological Association. Member of the International Sociological Association.

Deputy Chairman of the editorial board of the Vestnik St. Petersburg University journal, member of editorial boards of several Russian academic journals on social sciences.

Author of books, academic articles and textbooks on sociology and cultural anthropology.

Academic focus: studies of ethnicity, social and cultural anthropology, and inter-cultural communications.

Recipient of honorific titles.