Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov (Department of history, NRU HSE, St Petersburg)

Anthropologist, PhD (Anthropology, Stanford University), associate professor at the department of history at NRU HSE (Saint Petersburg), research fellow and lecturer at Cambridge University (2001–2015). Research interests include: anthropology of exchange, anthropology of post-socialism, history of anthropology. Author of a number of publications, drafter and editor of several collections of essays including “The Topography of happiness: ethnographic contours of modernity” (in Russian: Topografia schastia: etnograficheskie karty moderna) published at New Literary Observer (2013).