UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



4 speakers

FRINGE Director: Dr Michal Murawski

FRINGE Deputy Director: Dr Peter Zusi
FRINGE Series Editor: Professor Alena Ledeneva

Project team: academics who run projects on behalf of FRINGE and are responsible for a range of outputs relating to their project, including workshops and publications.

Editorial Board: a network of SSEES and IAS academics who review and commission publications for the FRINGE Series, published by UCL Press. 

Friends of FRINGE: a network of individuals who help with the forward planning of the centre.


Project team 
Editorial board

Commissioning editors 

  • Alena Ledeneva
  • Dr Peter Zusi

Editorial board 

  • Tamar Garb
  • Tomas Cvrcek
  • Eric Gordy
  • Maria Rubins
  • Tim Matthews


  • Clementine Cecil, Executive Director, Pushkin House

  • Dorothy Feaver, Producer, editor & writer, BBC

  • Lucy Ash, Presenter BBC Radio Current Affairs

  • Bo Rothstein,  Professor of Government and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College.

  • Adrian Stone, Director, Alaco

  • Dr Charlotte Shaw, Head of Research, Phenomen 

  • Dr Ilya Permyakov, Director, Phenomen 

  • Ruth Mandel, Vice-Dean International, Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, UCL

  • Pete Duncan, Senior Lecturer in Russian Politics and Society, UCL SSEES

  • Colin Marx, Lecturer in Land Planning and Management, UCL Bartlett 

  • Dr Stephanie Bird, Lecturer in German & Director of UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society, UCL SELCS

  • Prof Jan Kubik, Professor of Slavonic and East European Studies, former UCL SSEES Director 

  • Prof Tamar Garb, Professor in the History of Art & Director of UCL Institute of Advanced Studies

  • Dr Gemma Angel, UCL IAS Junior Research Fellow (2015/2016)

  • Dr Laurent Dissard, UCL IAS Junior Research Fellow (2015/2016)

  • Dr Ellen Filor, UCL IAS Junior Research Fellow (2015/2016)

  • Dr Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed, UCL IAS Junior Research Fellow (2015/2016)

  • Prof Stuart Elden, UCL IAS Visiting Senior Research Fellows (2015/2016)

  • Rilka Dragneva-Lewers, Reader in Law, Development and Regional Integration 

  • Magda Buchczyk, Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol

  • Ruzica Simic Banovic, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

  • Bernhard Reinsberg, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Cambridge 

  • Anastassia Forquenot De La Fortelle, Professor of Russian and Literature, UNIL, University of Lausanne

  • Egle Rindzeviciute, Lecturer Criminology Sociology, Kingston University, London 

  • Dace Dzenovska, Associate Professor in Anthropology of Migration, Oxford

  • Rossen Djagalov, Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, New York University 

  • Sven Horak, Assistant Professor of Management, St. John's University, New York

  • Vesna Popovski, Research Officer at London School of Economics, Research on South Eastern Europe

  • Saadi Lahlou, Professor, Department of Social Psychology, London School of Economics 

  • Mayfair Yang, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Yoshiko Herrera, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Caroline Humphrey, Professor of Collaborative Anthropology (2006-2010), University of Cambridge

  • Nicolette Makovicky, Lecturer in Russian and East European Studies, Oxford University.

  • Tom Stottor, Editor of History and Politics, I.B.Tauris Publishing House

  • Jessica Pisano, Associate Professor of Politics, New School NYC

  • Magda Raczynska, Head of Literature
, Polish Cultural Institute London

  • Lesya Myata, PR and Project Coordinator (Russia), Calvert 22

  • Dr Stevphen Shukaitis, Senior Lecturer in Culture & Organization, University of Essex

  • Dr Klara Kemp-Welch, Lecturer in 20th Century Modernism, The Courtauld Institute of Art

  • Laurence Cockcroft, Professional career as Development Economist, Former chairman of Transparency International (UK), author of 'Global Corruption: Money, Power and Ethics’ (2012) and co-author of 'Unmasked: Corruption in the West’ (2016)