Past Academic Visitor (October 2017 to December 2018)
Konstantin Zamyatin is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He defended his PhD in Finno-Ugrian studies. He currently works on completing a monograph entitled “An Official Status for Minority Languages? A Study of Language Policies in the Finno-Ugric Republics of Post-Soviet Russia” that examines the language reforms in ethnic republics of Russia pursued as a ‘top-down’ public policy.
Konstantin co-authored (with Janne Saarikivi and Annika Pasanen) a popular monograph ‘Why and How the Languages of the Peoples of Russia Can Be Maintained’ (in Russian, Vammalan kirjapaino Oy, 2012). His recent publications have appeared, inter alia, in Journal of Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (2012, 2016), Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics (2013), and Finnish-Ugrische Forschungen (2014, 2016). His expert work includes, for example, the participation in a project on indigenous education of the UN Permanent Form on Indigenous Issues. Konstantin’s current research interests are ethnic politics and language politics in Russia and the other countries of the former Soviet Union.