Oleg Kharkhordin

Principal, Professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology, European University at St. Petersburg. PhD (University of California, Berkeley). Author of monographs The Collective and the Individual in Russia: A Study of Practices (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1999), Convict and Dissemble: Genealogy of the Russian Personality (SPb.: EUSP Press, 2002), Main Concepts of Russian Politics (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005), Practice Theory (co-authored with Vadim Volkov) (SPb.: EUSP Press, 2008), Main Concepts of Russian Politics (M.: NLO, 2011). Worked as a researcher at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University (1996–1998), taught as a visiting professor at the faculties of Political Science at Yale (2002) and Harvard (2002–2003), and at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (2005, 2006, 2008). Research interests: modern Western political thought, pragmatic turn in social sciences, history of concepts.