|Elena A. Stepanova
|Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia|
|Ivan Strenski||University of California, Riverside (UCR), USA|
|Andrey Menshikov||Ural Federal University, Russia – Deputy Editor|
|Olga Iakimova||Ural Federal University, Russia – Executive Editor|
|Alexey Borbunov||Ural Federal University, Russia – Sub-Editor / Web Editor|
In alphabetical order:
|Eva Boštjančič||University of Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Radu Burlacu||Université Pierre Mendès, France|
|Juan Diez Nicolas||Complutense University of Madrid, Spain|
|Marharyta Fabrykant||Belarusian State University, Belarus|
|Martin van Gelderen||University of Göttingen, Germany|
|John Horton||Keele University, UK|
|Annika Hvithamar||Copenhagen University, DK|
|Ronald F. Inglehart||University of Michigan, USA|
|Fayruza Ismagilova||Ural Federal University, Russia|
|Tim Jensen||University of Southern Denmark, DK|
|Maxim Khomyakov||Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Natalia Popova||Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences|
|Gregory J. Simons||Uppsala University, Sweden|
|Nikolay Skvortsov||St. Petersburg State University, Russia|
|Abdulkader Tayob||University of Cape Town, South Africa|
|Katya Tolstaya||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Elena Trubina||Ural Federal University, Russia|
|Peter Wagner||University of Barcelona, Spain|
Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Elena A. Stepanova is Doctor of Philosophy and Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Yekaterinburg, Russia). She was a visiting fellow at Emory University (Atlanta, USA) and Iliff School of Theology (Denver, USA). In 2010-14 she served as the academic director of the Open Society Institute-funded seminar “Religion: Maximalism and Minimalism”. Her main research interests are tolerance, inter-confessional relations, secularism and post-secularism, theological anthropology, religion in public space, Christianity in contemporary societies.
University of California, Riverside (UCR), USA
Ivan Strenski is Holstein Family and Community Professor of Religious Studies at UCR. In recent decades he has traveled extensively and maintained close contact with scholars in Europe, Russia, North and South America, Asia. He considers his current role in bridging cultural and intellectual gaps between the countries of these regions. He is the author of the following books: Why Politics Can’t Be Freed From Religion (2010), Dumont on Religion: Difference, Comparison, Transgression (2008), The New Durkheim: Essays on Philosophy, Religious Identity and the Politics of Knowledge (2006), A Companion Reader to Thinking about Religion (2005), Thinking about Religion (2005), Theology and the First Theory of Sacrifice (2003), Contesting Sacrifice: Religion, Nationalism and Social Thought (2002), Durkheim and the Jews of France (1997), Religion in Relation: Method, Application and Moral Location (1993), Four Theories of Myth in Twentieth Century History (1988).
Ural Federal University, Russia
Andrey Menshikov is Associate Professor of Social Philosophy of the Institute of Social and Political Sciences at Ural Federal University. His principle research interests are tolerance, moral reasoning, multiple modernity, religion in public space, and inter-confessional relations.
Ural Federal University, Russia
Olga Iakimova is Associate Professor of Sociology of the Institute of Social and Political Sciences at Ural Federal University and Associate Researcher at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (Higher School of Economics, Moscow/St. Petersburg, Russia). Her principle research interests are tolerance, xenophobia, new migrations, cross-cultural communication, media discourse.
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Eva Boštjančič is Slovenian psychologist, Associate Professor in Work and Organizational Psychology at the Department of Psychology at the University of Ljubljana.
Université Pierre Mendès, France
Radu Burlacu is Associate Professor of Finance at the Université Pierre Mendès and Director of the Center for Studies and Research Applied to Management (CERAG).
Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Juan Diez Nicolas is professor Emeritus of Sociology, Department of Sociology II (Human Ecology and Population), School of Political Sciences and Sociology, Complutense University of Madrid. He is Associate-Director for Southern Europe at the European Centre for Survey Research (University of Aberdeen) and Vice-President of the World Values Survey Association. He is an author of 32 books and 200 book chapters and articles in professional journals.
Belarusian State University, Belarus
Marharyta Fabrykant is Lecturer of the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences at Belarusian State University and Junior Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Comparative Studies of Mass Consciousness (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia). Her principle academic interests are social psychology, psychology of higher education, psychology and ethics of organizational relations, cross-cultural psychology.
University of Göttingen, Germany
Martin van Gelderen is Director of the Lichtenberg-Kolleg at the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Professor for European Intellectual History at the University of Göttingen.
Keel University, UK
John Horton is Professor of Political Philosophy at Keele University. His principle research interests are contemporary political philosophy and literature and political theory. He has published extensively on political obligation, toleration, freedom, justice, public reason, political theory, and the nature of political philosophy.
University of Copenhagen, DK
Annika Hvithamar is Head of Studies of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Her principle research interests are Christianity in contemporary world, New Religious Movements, religion and education.
University of Michigan, USA
Ronald F. Inglehart is Lowenstein Professor of Political Science, Research Professor of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. He is the author of the following books: The Silent Revolution (1977); Culture Shift in Advanced Industrial Society (1990); Value Change in Global Perspective (1995); Modernization and Postmodernization (1997); Rising Tide: Gender Equality and Cultural Change around the World (2003) (co-authored with Pippa Norris); Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide (2004) (co-authored with Pippa Norris); Modernization, Cultural Change and Democracy: The Human Development Sequence (2005) (co-authored with Christian Welzel).
Ural Federal University, Russia
Fayruza Ismagilova is Professor of Psychology of the Institute of Social and Political Sciences at Ural Federal University. Her field of interest is work and organizational psychology.
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, DK
Tim Jensen is Associate Professor of the Department of The Study of Religions at the University of Southern Denmark. Since 2005 he has also been General Secretary of the International Association for The History of Religions (IAHR).
Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia
Maxim Khomyakov is a Deputy Director of the Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg), and a Head of the BRICS Studies Centre at the Ural Federal University. His research interests comprise various issues of political philosophy, history of philosophy and social theory as well as theory of Education. He was a visiting scholar at Texas A&M University, USA; the University of Bologna, Italy and The University of York, UK. He also spent two years as a Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. In 2002-2015 he organized a number of projects in political philosophy for the young faculty from Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia. Now he is also a head of national coordinating committee of the BRICS network University.
Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Natalia Popova has been working at the Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, for over 25 years. Her PhD dissertation was themed “Inter-lingual communication as a form of social interaction, in which various aspects of using a language that is non-native for all the involved communication parties is used. Currently, her research interests embrace mainly sociology of science and technology, in particular, changes in the organizational patterns of contemporary knowledge generation systems under the influence of globalization. In a number of publications, Natalia Popova investigated such questions, as transformations in the role of scientific journals, development of Russian scientific journals, issues involved with the global use of the English language in science, increased bureaucratization in academia, shift to the open access model in science, institutes of scientific supervision, etc. Along with sociological research, she continues to improve approaches to teaching English to postgraduate students both in her practical work with postgraduate researchers of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and publishing methodological and scientific materials. Natalia Popova is an active member of the International Sociological Association, an Ambassador of the Directory of Open Access Journals in Russia, an expert in evaluation of scientific journals for inclusion in international citation indexes (Scopus).
Uppsala University, Sweden
Gregory J. Simons is Associate Professor and Researcher at the Uppsala Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. His fields of interest are Russian mass media, terrorism, public diplomacy, the relationship between politics, information and armed conflict, and crisis management.
St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Nikolay Skvortsov is Professor of Sociology, Head of Department of Comparative Sociology, Dean of the Faculty of Sociology, and Vice-Rector for Research at St. Petersburg State University. He is also Russian Director of the Center for German and European Studies (St. Petersburg State University – University of Bielefeld). His principle research interests are ethnic studies, social and cultural anthropology, intercultural communication.
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Professor Abdulkader Tayob has published extensively on the history of religious movements and institutions in South Africa. He now works on Islam and public life in Africa, and contemporary intellectual trends in modern Islam.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Katya Tolstaya is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Founding President of the Association for Post-Soviet Theology and Study of Religion (PAST). She specializes in the revival of the Russian Orthodox Church and the impact of the Soviet legacy on post-Soviet Orthodoxy, with Theology after Gulag as the main focus.
Ural Federal University, Russia
Elena Trubina is Professor of Social Theory at Ural Federal University and Affiliated Professor at European Humanities University (Lithuania). She specializes on post-socialist urban space, mega-events, neoliberalism as well as post-socialist culture, collective memory and subjectivities.
University of Barcelona, Spain
Peter Wagner is ICREA Research Professor in the Department of Sociological Theory, Phylosophy of Law and Methodology of the Social Sciences at the University of Barcelona. His research interests are in social and political theory and in historical, political and cultural sociology. Presently, he is the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council-funded Advanced Grant project “Trajectories of modernity: comparing non-European and European varieties”. His recent book publications include: Modernity: Understanding the Present (2012) and Modernity as Experience and Interpretation. A New Sociology of Modernity (2008).