Martin Müller: Discourse, socio-material practices, bottom-up research, Russia

Introducing Martin Müller

picture MüllerMartin Müller is Assistant Professor for Cultures, Institutions and Markets at Universität St. Gallen in Switzerland and co-founding director of the Center of Governance and Culture in Europe at the same university. Born and raised in Bavaria, he read for a Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge and completed his PhD in Human Geography at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. His regional expertise covers Eastern Europe and Russia in particular, where dr Müller has spent more than twelve months doing field research. Read more

Mark Bassin: Naturalistic principles, Eurasian civilisation, ideological discourses


Mark Bassin (Chicago, 1953) obtained his PhD at the University of California-Berkeley. He is currently Professor of Human Geography at the University of Birmingham. Professor Bassin’s research interests are related to political, cultural and historical geography. Geographies of nationhood and national identity are among his key interests. Read more

Martin Müller: The inevitable flaws in Russia’s great power project

Introducing Martin Müller

picture MüllerMartin Müller is Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

He is a political geographer with an interest in critical geopolitics and Russia. Read more

Igor Okunev: Russian geopolitics

Introducing Igor Okunev

Igor Okunev (St. Petersburg, 1986) holds the Russian nationality and graduated in Intercultural Communication (MA) at St. Petersburg University. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the Moscow Institute of International Relations. Moreover, Mr Okunev is President of the Student Department of the Russian Political Science Association. Read more