Research Professor of International Affairs; Associate Director, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
|Address:||Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, N.W.
Areas of Expertise
Political culture, Nationalism, Migrations—Russia and Central Asia
Marlene Laruelle works on Russia and Central Asia and explores post-Soviet political, social and cultural changes through the prism of nationhood and nationalism. She has published three single-authored monographs, and two co-authored monographs, and has edited several collective volumes. She is the editor in chief of Central Asian Affairs and a member of the executive editorial board of Demokratizatsiya. The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization. She has been the Principal Investigator of several grants on Russian nationalism and political elites, on Russia’s strategies in the Arctic, and on Central Asia’s domestic and foreign policies. As director of the Central Asia Program she oversees about 30 events a year, monthly publications, and works on several programs of visiting fellows from Central Asia.
- Russia’s Arctic Strategies and the Future of the Far North (New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2014).
- Eurasianism and European Far Right: Reshaping the Europe-Russia Relationship (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2015).
- The 'Chinese Question' in Central Asia: Domestic Order, Social Changes, and the Chinese Factor (Hurst, Columbia University Press, February 2012, co-authored with Sébastien Peyrouse).
- Mapping Central Asia: Indian Perceptions and Strategies (Ashgate, 2011, co-edited with Sébastien Peyrouse)
- China and India in Central Asia. A new "Great Game"? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, co-edited with Jean-François Huchet, Sébastien Peyrouse, and Bayram Balci)
- Russian Nationalism and the National Reassertion of Russia (Routledge, hard cover 2009, paperback 2010, editor)
- In the Name of the Nation: Nationalism and Politics in Contemporary Russia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
- Russian Eurasianism: An Ideology of Empire (Woodrow Wilson Press/Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008)