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Mark Beissinger, Fellowship Mentor

Henry W. Putnam Professor of Politics; Director, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University

Beissinger

Advisee(s): Jesse Driscoll   

Mark Beissinger is the Henry W. Putnam Professor of Politics and Director of Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. His main fields of interest are nationalism, state-building, imperialism, and social movements, with special reference to the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet states. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, he is author or editor of four books, including Nationalist Mobilization and the Collapse of the Soviet State (Cambridge University Press, 2002). He was the founding Director of Wisconsin's Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (1992–98), and was Chair of Wisconsin's Political Science Department (2001–04). He currently serves as Past President of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies and as Vice President of the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. His research has been supported by the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, the Wissenshaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the National Science Foundation, the United States Institute for Peace, and the Ford, Rockefeller, and Olin Foundations. 

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