Catherine Owen


3rd July 2014:

The State Monitors Citizens Monitoring the State: The New Face of Civic Engagement in Russia

27th February 2014:

Book Review: The History of Liberalism in Russia

4th September 2013:

Book Review: 'Russia's Encounter with Globalization'

29th April 2013:

State Co-optation Not Independent Control: The Slow Evisceration of Russia's Public Monitoring Commissions

5th December 2012:

Is the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights 'Democratic'? Implications for Russian Governance

28th November 2012:

What Happened to the 'Russian Spring'? Putin's Third Term Characterised by Increasingly Repressive Measures

13th July 2012:

ЛГБТ сообщество протестует, несмотря на з

3rd July 2012:

Oleg Kharkhordin and Risto Alapuro (eds.), 'Political Theory and Community-Building in Post-Soviet Russia', BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and Eastern European Studies, Abingdon, Routledge, 2011, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 64, No. 6, 2012.

12th June 2012:

Review: Vadim Kononenko and Arkady Moshes (eds.), Russia as a Network State: What works in Russia when state institutions do not? Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

6th January 2012:

Velikaya Gramshistkaya Dekabr'skaya Evolyutsiya: Ot Voiny Pozitsionnoi k Voine Manevrennoi?

13th December 2011:

Russia Protests Parliamentary Elections: Winds of Change or Just a Lot of Hot Air?

14th November 2011:

Memorial Ata-Beiit: Kyrgyzstan zakryvaet vozmozhnost' dialoga s sovyetskim proshlom

16th October 2011:

Anakhisti Kyrgyzstana: Gorizontal'nye svyazi i vzaimopomoshch v bor'be protiv bednosti

Summer School

22nd June 2011:

Post-Socialist Cultures and Societies

I received a full scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to attend this three-week summer school at Viadrina University in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany.

1st August 2010:

Introduction to Conceptual History

This three-week summer school organised by the Concepta research body, from whom I received a full scholarship to attend the event, took place at the University of Helsinki.


22nd October 2014:

Aleksanteri Institute Conference, Helsinki

Paper Presented: A Genealogy of Discourses of Kontrol' 1917-2014

5th June 2014:

Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures: Doctoral and EarlyCareer Researcher Workshop

Paper presented: 'Public Scrutiny' from Discourse to Action: The Emergence of Authoritarian Neoliberal Governance?

25th May 2013:

CERES Nordic Russian and Eastern European Studies Conference, Helsinki

Paper: Public Scrutiny and Governance Trends in Samara: Between Autocracy and Neoliberalism

26th April 2013:

Russian Politics From Below, University of Glasgow

Paper: Russia's Public Monitoring Commissions: Public Control or State Co-optation

13th November 2012:

Seminar Higher School of Economics St Petersburg

Paper: Public Advisory Bodies and Contentious Politics in Russia: The Case of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights

24th October 2012:

Aleksanteri Institute Conference, Helsinki

Paper: Public Advisory Bodies and Contentious Politics in Russia: The Case of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights

17th March 2011:

University of Durham Post-graduate Anthropolgy Conference

Paper: 'Democracy': Method and Meaning in Contemporary Russia

15th October 2010:

Russia and Ideology Postgraduate Conference University of Edinburgh

Paper: 'Democracy: Method and Meaning in Contemporary Russia’


15th July 2010:

£2,000 AHRC Public Engagement Grant

Received a small grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to implement the project 'Engaging with Radical Ideas.' For more information, please see