Convened by Dr Lea Müller-Funk & Dr Federica Zardo (Department for Migration and Globalisation) the next part of the seminar series "Beyond the usual suspects: Overlooked (f)actors in migration governance" takes place online on 15 June 2023.
Thursday, 15 June 2023, 10:30-11:30 am
Dr Félix Krawatzek (Centre for East European and International Studies):
From the centre of the world to one of its peripheries? New Russians in the South Caucasus (online)
With the escalation of war in Ukraine, scholars are required to look at the post-Soviet space from the angle of migration studies and think about the pertinence of decolonial perspectives. In this talk, Félix Krawatzek will try to do this by drawing on two large-scale survey conducted in late 2022 among Russian migrants in Georgia and Armenia. The data help to situate the potential clash between centre and periphery in a situation of geopolitical turmoil and how Russians abroad deal with their relationship to their place of origin. Indeed, a number of Russians unprecedented since the 1917 Revolutions have left their country in the aftermath of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Many are among the most educated Russians who have held key economic or social positions in St. Petersburg and Moscow. The talk is part of an ERC-funded research project “Moving Russia(ns): Intergenerational Transmission of Memories Abroad and at Home (MoveMeRU)”.