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Expert(s) for : Post-Soviet region
Virginie Lasnier (PhD, McGill) is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for international studies (CÉRIUM, Université de Montréal). She studies social movements, political opposition, civil society, and pro-regime movements in the post-Soviet region. Her book (manuscript in preparation) examines demobilization processes after mass movements in Russia and Ukraine. She spent almost two years in Russia, where she conducted an ethnographic study on the pro-Putin youth group Nashi (Ours). Her work has been published in Europe-Asia Studies, Problems of Post-Communism, and in Russian Politics. She is also the Executive Director of the Jean Monnet Centre Montréal, and the co-organizer of the Réseau québécois d’études postsoviétique.