Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Research & business

View Profile

Dr Konstantin Zamyatin, PhD Humanities (Helsinki)

COFUND Junior Research Fellow in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Room number: ER254, Elvet Riverside II

Contact Dr Konstantin Zamyatin (email at konstantin.i.zamyatin@durham.ac.uk)

Dr Zamyatin joined the Cross-Language Dynamics (OWRI) project in April 2018 as COFUND Junior Research Fellow. His research project focuses on transnational ethnopolitics along the EU-Russia border.

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).

Research Interests

  • • 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

Selected Publications

Chapter in book

  • Zamyatin, K. (2018). A Russian-Speaking Nation? The Promotion of the Russian Language and Its Significance for Ongoing Efforts at the Russian Nation-Building. In The Politics of Multilingualism: Linguistic Governance, Globalisation and Europeanisation. Grin, F. & Kraus, P.A. John Benjamins.
  • Zamyatin, K. (2018). Language Policy of Russia: Uralic Languages. In Oxford Guide of Uralic Languages. Laakso, J, Skribnik, E & Bakró-Nagy, M Oxford University Press.
  • Zamyatin, K. (2017). Indigenous Peoples and Education in the Russian Federation. In State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Vol. 3. Education. United Nations. 187-206.
  • Zamyatin, K. (2016). Russia’s Minority Education and the European Language Charter. In Linguistic Genocide or Superdiversity: New and Old Language Diversities. Saarikivi, J. & Toivanen, R. Multilingual Matters. 249-283.

Journal Article

Show all publications

Selected Grants

  • 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