Promoting Collaboration

Research Clusters

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.

Institutional Ties

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. 

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. 

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.

RSW affiliated faculty have been working with University of Vienna colleagues on coorganizing conferences and workshops dedicated to the study of Siberia.  

The Russian and Eastern European Institute and the RSW have collaborated with the Museum of Nonconformist Art (MoNA) on several projects.

Nonconform Project


Nonconform 2.0