Alexander M. Semyonov (MA '98, Ph.D. '06) is currently Professor and Chair, History department, National Research University-Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg)
Alexander M. Semyonov is also co-editor and co-founder of Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space, taught as a visiting associate professor at the University of Michigan and University of Chicago, was a visiting research fellow at Rutgers University (USA), Research Fellow at Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany), and Regensburg University. He is also a co-editor of book series “Imperial Transformations” with Routledge.
"I gratefully remember the years at CEU for the unique mentorship provided by professors and singular atmosphere of sharing research and thoughts amongst my cohort of graduate students. I fondly remember the experiment of running a PhD course by PhD students themselves dividing the course into sections on different aspects of comparative history of the Central European and Eurasian pasts. It was about us and also about the university that has been open to new ideas and changes. I am glad to see the reflection of that institutional and research culture in recent graduates of the CEU who end up in research and teaching positions of my current university."