I am the holder, since 1990, of Uppsala University’s Chair in what was once known as Soviet and East European Studies and currently serve as one of three Research Directors at the UCRS Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

My chores in the latter capacity include initiating and shepherding research with the field of State and Market, which loosely entails economic, political and legal developments, attempted institutional reforms, energy and regional policies, and household survival strategies. I organize conferences, run a seminar series, and invite visiting scholars to work on problems within these fields.