Staff in the Department of Russian
Dr Konstantin Zamyatin, PhD Humanities (Helsinki)
Before this, Dr Zamyatin was Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, Finland. In 2017-2018 he worked on a project that examined the impact of policies of language revivalism in Russia’s ethnic republics. In 2014-2016 he worked on a project focused on the internationalization of minority politics in Mari El, one of the ethnic republics in the Russian Federation. He holds a PhD in Finno-Ugrian Studies from the University of Helsinki. His PhD thesis was about the official status of minority languages, based on the empirical case of Russia’s Finno-Ugric republics.
Dr Zamyatin is currently completing a monograph with the working title Language Policies in the Finno-Ugric Republics of Post-Soviet Russia: When Language Revival Fails? He is the author of An Official Status for Minority Languages? A Study of State Languages in Russia’s Finno-Ugric Republics (2014). He has co-authored (with Janne Saarikivi and Annika Pasanen) a popular monograph entitled Why and How Languages of the Peoples of Russia are to be Maintained (in Russian, 2012).
- • Nationalism studies, ethnopolitics, indigenous rights and minority rights in international law.
- • Language policy, sociology of language, sociolinguistics minority language education, minority language politics.
- • Russian and East-European studies
- • Finno-Ugrian studies
Chapter in book
- 2018 'A Russian-Speaking Nation? The Promotion of the Russian Language and Its Significance for Ongoing Efforts at the Russian Nation-Building', in Grin, F. & Kraus, P.A. (eds.), The Politics of Multilingualism: Linguistic Governance, Globalisation and Europeanisation, John Benjamins.
- 2018 'Language Policy of Russia: Uralic Languages', in Laakso, J, Skribnik, E & Bakró-Nagy, M (eds.), Oxford Guide of Uralic Languages, Oxford University Press.
- 2017 'Indigenous Peoples and Education in the Russian Federation', in (ed.), State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Vol. 3. Education, United Nations, pp. 187-206
- 2016 'Russia’s Minority Education and the European Language Charter', in Saarikivi, J. & Toivanen, R. (eds.), Linguistic Genocide or Superdiversity: New and Old Language Diversities, Multilingual Matters, pp. 249-283
- 2020 (co-authored with Arutyunova, Ekaterina) 'An Ethnolinguistic conflict on the compulsory learning of the state languages in the republics of Russia: policies and discourses', The International Journal of Human Rights
- 2017 'Power-sharing or Ethnic Domination? Ethnic Representation in the Republics of Russia in the Late 2000s – Early 2010s', Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe 16, pp. 26-54
- 2016 'An Ethnopolitical Conflict in Russia’s Republic of Mari El in the 2000s: The Study of Ethnic Politics under the Authoritarian Turn', Finnisch-Ugrische Forschungen 63, pp. 214-253
- 2016 'Russian Political Regime Change and Strategies of Diversity Management: From a Multinational Federation towards a Nation-State', Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe 15, pp. 19-49
- • Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community (Transnational Strand)
- • Profile on Academia.edu
- • Profile on Google Scholar
- • Profile on ResearchGate
- • Profile on University of Helsinki Research Database Tuhat
- 2018: Durham International Junior Research Fellowship
- 2017: Postdoc Scholarship granted by Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finland
- 2014: Postdoc Scholarship granted by Kone Foundation, Finland
- 2013: Doctoral Scholarship granted by Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finland
- 2011: Research Associateship on project funded by Academy of Finland, Finland
- 2010: Doctoral Scholarship granted by Finno-Ugrian Society, Finland
- 2010: Doctoral Scholarship granted by Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Finland