Mark Bassin is Baltic Sea Professor in the Center for Baltic and East European Studies at Södertörn University, Visiting Professor of Eurasian Studies at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University, and an Associate Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. His academic background is in the history of ideology, political geography and geopolitics, with a regional focus on Russia-Eurasia and Central Europe.
Mark has been a resident fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, the Remarque Institute for European Studies at New York University, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies in Washington DC, and the Institut für europäische Geschichte in Mainz. He has also been awarded major research grants from the Fulbright-Hays program, the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the DAAD, the Foundation for Baltic and East European Research, and the Slavic Research Center (Hokkaido).
Mark holds an MA from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of California-Berkeley. His recent research considers the ideological evolution and contemporary politics of Russian Eurasianism, the revival of geopolitical discourses after the Cold War, and the appeal of “Europeanism” for radical conservativism in Europe, Russia, and the USA.
Areas of expertise:
History of Russia, Germany, Russian Eurasianism, History and Ideology of Geopolitics, Space and Identity Discourses