is Professor of History at the European University Institute at Florence. He previously taught at the University of Cambridge, the Aleksanteri Institute in Helsinki, and the European University in St. Petersburg. Among other publications, he is the author of Eros of the Impossible. The History of Psychoanalysis in Russia (Westview Press 1996), Internal Colonization: Russia’s Imperial Experience (Polity Press 2011), and Warped Mourning: Stories of the Undead in the Land of the Unburied (Stanford University Press 2013). He also co-authored Remembering Katyn (Polity 2012), co-edited Memory and Theory in Eastern Europe (Palgrave 2013), and Cultural Forms of Protest in Russia (Routledge 2017). His most recent book, A Natural History of Evil: Global Resources from the Russian Perspective, has just been published in Russia in 2020.