|Elena A. Stepanova
|Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia
|University of California, Riverside (UCR), USA
|Ural Federal University, Russia – Executive Editor
|Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences – Deputy Editor
|University of Central Asia – Associate Editor
|Ural Federal University, Russia – Sub-Editor / Web Editor
|Editor / Copy Editor
In alphabetical order:
|H. E. Abdullah Abdul-Ali Al-Humaidan
|Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, UAE
|University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
|Université Pierre Mendès, France
|Juan Diez Nicolas
|Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
|Belarusian State University, Belarus
|Martin van Gelderen
|University of Göttingen, Germany
|Keele University, UK
|Copenhagen University, DK
|Ronald F. Inglehart (deceased)
|University of Michigan, USA
|Law Enforcement Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
|University of Southern Denmark, DK
|University of Central Asia
|Gregory J. Simons
|Turiba University, Riga, Latvia
|St. Petersburg State University, Russia
|University of Innsbruck, Austria
|University of Cape Town, South Africa
|Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
|Elena G. Trubina
|University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
|University of Barcelona, Spain
Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Elena A. Stepanova is a Doctor of Philosophy and a Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as a Principal Research Fellow at the Ural Institute of Humanities, Ural Federal University (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”. In 2019, she participated in the Fulbright Scholar Program doing her research at the School of Theology, Boston University. In 2023, she’s a Visiting Fellow at IRES Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Uppsala University, Sweden). She is the author of about 150 articles, book chapters, and books. Her main research interests are centered around inter-confessional relations, secularism and post-secularism, religion in public space, and contemporary Christianity.
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
Oksana Golovashina is Doctor of Philosophy and Leading Research Fellow at the Ural Institute of Humanities, Ural Federal University. Her main research interests are social theory, social epistemology, cultural memory.
Institute for Philosophy and Law, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
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).
University of Central Asia
Andrey S. Menshikov is an Associate Professor of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Central Asia. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Social Philosophy of the Ural Institute of Humanities at the Ural Federal University. His principal research interests are tolerance, moral reasoning, multiple modernity, religion in public space, and inter-confessional relations.
Natalia Mezina is a certified translator (Institute of International Relations, Yekaterinburg, Russia). In 2022, she successfully completed the course Proofreading for Publishing: Polishing Your Academic Writing. She has experience in translating scientific articles in humanitarian and technical fields. Performs linguistic editing of scientific publications and textbooks in the Russian language. Carries out copy editing of research articles in compliance with the APA style.
Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, UAE
His Excellency Abdullah Abdul-Ali Al-Humaidan is the Secretary General of the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination. He has a master’s degree in business administration from the Abu Dhabi School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in general management information systems, as well as a Higher Diploma in Business Information Technology, both from the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates.
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).
Law Enforcement Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Fayruza S. Ismagilova, Dr. Sci (Psychology) is Professor at the Law Enforcement Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and Professor (part-time) of Kimyo International University in Tashkent (South Korea–Uzbekistan). She is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Scientific Conference on Economics & Management (EMAN, 2021–2024). Her field of interest is Work & Organizational Psychology, Behavioral Economics.
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).
University of Central Asia
Prof. Maxim B. Khomyakov is a Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan). Previously, he was a director of the Centre for Advanced Studies and Education at the Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg, Russia), a vice-director of the Ural Federal University (2009–2017), and a vice-director of St. Petersburg campus of HSE University (2017–2020). Since 2015, Prof. Khomyakov has been actively involved in establishing university collaboration in BRICS countries, and especially in founding the BRICS Network University. His research interests include theory of modernity, theory of toleration, intellectual history of Russia, and higher education theory. His works include several books and more than 60 scholarly articles.
Turiba University, Riga, Latvia
Gregory J. Simons is an Associate Professor at Turiba University in Riga, Latvia. His research interests include: changing political and geopolitical dynamics and relationships, mass media, public diplomacy, political marketing, crisis management communications, media and armed conflict, and the Russian Orthodox Church. He also researches the relationships and connections between information, politics and armed conflict more broadly, such as the GWOT and Arab Spring.
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 Innsbruck, Austria
Kristina Stöckl is associate professor and principal investigator of the project Postsecular Conflicts at the Department of Sociology, University of Innsbruck. She is the author of "The Russian Orthodox Church and Human Rights" (2014) and has recently co-edited "Political Theologies in Orthodox Christianity" (2017).
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.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Elena G. Trubina was Professor of Social Theory at the Ural Federal University (1985–2022). She is currently a Research Fellow at The Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She conducts research on the normative aspects of urban and social theory (specifically on the notion of dignity), 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, Spain. 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).