Andreas Umland

German political scientist, historian, and Russian interpreter, specializing in contemporary Russian and Ukrainian history. He is a Member of the Institute for Central and East European Studies (ZIMOS) at the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt in Upper Bavaria, a small, yet active research center. He lives in Kyiv, while teaching at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". His studies of Russian and Ukrainian politics focus on the post-Soviet extreme right. Since 2005, he has also been involved in the creation of a new Master's program in German and European Studies administered jointly by Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Jena University. He studied Russian and history, as well as political science, and received a CertTransl diploma in Leipzig University, an AM at Stanford University, MPhil at University of Oxford, DipPolSci and a DrPhil at Free University of Berlin and a PhD at Cambridge. He was also a visiting fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, in 1997-99, and Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, in 2001-02, a Bosch lecturer at Yekaterinburg’s Ural State University, in 1999-2001, and Kiev’s Mohyla Academy, in 2003/05, a temporary lecturer in Russian and East European studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, in January–December 2004, and a DAAD lecturer at Kyiv Shevchenko University, in 2005-08. In 2008-2010 Umland served as a academic adviser in the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.

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