To enhance and challenge current thinking about Russia, RSW supports research collaboration by building and strengthening international, institutional ties with the larger academic community of Russianists, and by fostering transnational, cross-disciplinary "research clusters" that act as a framework to organize research, training, and public activities that connect scholars and graduate students from different departments, institutions, and countries.
Two main areas of inquiry—Regional Studies Research Cluster and Human Rights & Civil Society in Russia—form the basis of RSW's research clusters, which have become an effective way to encourage and support collaborative projects and to generate expertise and novel channels for sharing insights and analysis. Collaborative research takes many forms, including co-organized and co-sponsored panels, workshops, conferences, formal lectures, informal conversations, videoconferences, and publications.
RSW collaborates with other academic and research institutions across the U.S., Europe, and Russia, and within departments at Indiana University, co-organizing conferences and workshops, inviting visiting scholars, and hosting lectures.
- National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE)
We have a longstanding relationship with National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow and St. Petersburg that consists of a faculty exchange program, a series of visiting scholars, collaboration on research projects, and co-organization of conferences and workshops.
- European University in St. Petersburg
With the European University in St. Petersburg, we hosted four PhD students from EUSP for semester-long internships at IU during Spring 2018 and Spring 2019.
- University of Vienna
RSW affiliated faculty have been working with University of Vienna colleagues on coorganizing conferences and workshops dedicated to the study of Siberia.
Our IU Community
IU Global (OVPIA), Borns Jewish Studies Program, Themester, Language Workshop, IU Europe Gateway in Berlin, Institute for European Studies, Ostrom Workshop, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Media School, as well as the departments of Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Central Eurasian Studies, and International Studies.