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There are 16 names in this directory beginning with the letter S.
has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology. She is currently doing research and consulting work for environmental NGOs in Chișinău, Moldova. Her research focuses on environmental activism in Moldova and Romania, and she has presented the results of her work at the annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, the American Ethnological Society, the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, and the Society for Applied Anthropology.

is Associate Professor at the King’s University College, Edmonton, Canada. His main publications include A Short History of Soviet Socialism (London: UCL Press, 1999) and Brezhnev Reconsidered (edited with E. Bacon, Palgrave, 2002).

is a University of Koblenz-Landau professor emeritus, dr. habil. He had a distinguished career as a professor of political science at the Educational College, University of Kiel (1988-1995), at the Institute of Journalism and Media Research, University of Zürich (2002). He was a professor at the University of Koblenz-Landau (1995-2013) and vice-president of the University of Koblenz-Landau (2009-2013). Some of his most important recent publications are Zur Glaubwürdigkeit von Politik und Medien in postfaktischen Zeiten. In: Universitas, vol. 2017/853, pp. 4-19; Politische Kommunikation in Deutschland, Wiesbaden 2011 (3th ed.); Politikherstellung und Politikdarstellung, Köln 2008 (author and editor with Jens Tenscher); Machtdarstellung und Darstellungsmacht, Baden-Baden 2003 (author and editor with Jens Tenscher); Politische Kommunikation in der demokratischen Gesellschaft. Ein Handbuch mit Lexikonteil, Opladen / Wiesbaden 1998 and 2002 (author and editor with Jarren, Otfried / Saxer, Ulrich).

SATO Keiji
is a research fellow at the Slavic Research Centre of Hokkaido University. He is a PhD in social-cultural studies (Kyushu University), wrote his dissertation on analysis of ethnic mobilization at the end of Soviet period. He currently works as a visiting research fellow at the Davis Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies of Harvard University (June 2011 – March 2012). His recent publications are “The Analysis of the ‘Matrioshka’ Structure of Ethnic Problems during the Decline of the Soviet Era: The Case Study of the Problem of Polish-Lithuanians (in Japanese), Slavic Studies 54 (2007); “Mobilization of Non-titular Ethnicities during the Last Years of the Soviet Union: Gagauzia, Transnistria, and the Lithuanian Poles,” Acta Slavica Iaponica, Volume 26 (2009); “The Molotov-Ribbentrop Commission and Claims of Post-Soviet Secessionist Territories to Sovereignty,” Demokratizathiya, Volume 18, Number 2 (2010).

is a Ph.D. in History, Associate Professor at the Department of World History, Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University of Chișinău; taught courses: Medieval and Early Modern World History (Western Europe), History of the Caliphate (sec. VII-XIII). Research internships and participation in various local, national and international conferences. Author of several academic studies and articles and a monograph: The country monasteries in Moldova in the second half of 14-16 centuries, Pontos, Chișinău, 2012, 332 p. Areas of interest and academic concerns: medieval history, Romanian medieval institutions, ecclesiastical, social and economic structures of Carpathian-Dniester region, medieval life and mentalities, political ideology and forms of power in the Middle Ages.

SAVA Lucia
is a Ph.D. in History, Associate Professor at the Department of World History, Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University of Chișinău; taught courses: The modern history of Europe and America, The history of private life in the modern period. Internships and research projects with national and international impact in Romania, France, Poland, etc. Author of several academic studies and articles and a monograph: Daily life in Chișinău at the beginning of the twentieth century (1900-1918), Pontos, Chișinău, 2010, 318 p. Research interests: modern and contemporary history, history and culture theory, history of religions, anthropology.

is a Moldovan politician, writer diplomat and political scientist, born on July 13, 1969 in Briceni, Republic of Moldova. He studied law and history at the "Ion Creangă" State Pedagogical University in Chisinau (1987 – 1992) and international relations at the European Institute in Nice, France (1992 - 1993). Serebrian entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Moldova in 1993. In 1998 he was awarded his doctorate in political sciences at Moldovan Academy of Sciences. In 1998-1999 he served as spokesperson of Moldova's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 1999 and 2005, he was Deputy Rector of the Free University of Moldova. Between 2001 and 2008 Serebrian was Chairman of the Social Liberal Party. After merging of Social Liberal Party with Democratic Party of Moldova (2008) he was elected First Deputy Chairman of DPM. Between March 2005 and July 2010 he was Member of the Parliament of Moldova. From July 2010 till July 2015 he has been Ambassador of Moldova to France. Since November 2015 he is Moldovan Ambassador to France. Oleg Serebrian is the author of several books on international affairs and geopolitics - Geopolitica spaţiului pontic (Geopolitics of the Black Sea Region, 1998), Politosfera (Politosphere, 2001), Politică şi geopolitică (Politics and Geopolitics, 2004), Dicţionar de geopolitică (Dictionary of Geopolitics, 2006), Despre geopolitică (About Geopolitics, 2009), Rusia la raspantie (Russia at the crossroads, 2014). Serebrian received the National Order „Star of Romania” with rank of Oficer in 2000 and the National Order of Merit of France in 2015.

holds a Ph.D. from the Faculty of History, State University of Moldova. His dissertation has been published as Political Life in the Moldavian SSR, 1944-1961.

is Jane K. Sather Professor of History and Director of the Program in Eurasian and East European Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1978 and received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. Professor Slezkine has written widely on Soviet History. In 2008, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His new book, The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution and Stalinist Reformation, 2016 is a history of the most famous residential building in the Soviet Union, built during the First Five-Year Plan as a model of the "Communist organization of daily life" and a shelter for top government officials, poets laureate, and Red Army commanders (on an island still known as "the Swamp"). His previous book, The Jewish Century (Princeton UP, 2004), won the National Jewish Book Award; the Annual book prize of the American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and the Association of American Publishers Award for the Best Scholarly Book in Religion. Other important works: In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War, edited by Sheila Fitzpatrick and Yuri Slezkine (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2000); Arctic Mirrors: Russia and the Small Peoples of the North (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); "The USSR as a Communal Apartment, or How a Socialist State Promoted Ethnic Particularism," Slavic Review 53, no. 2 (Summer 1994): 414-452; Between Heaven and Hell: The Myth of Siberia in Russian Culture, ed. by Galya Diment and Yuri Slezkine (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993).

SPINEI, Victor
is a historian and archaeologist specializing in the Middle Ages research (especially the 9th-14th centuries, the eastern regions of the Carpathians). He is also interested in the issues of Romanian historiography. Since 1966 he has been working at the Institute of History and Archaeology “A. D. Xenopol “, Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch. After the division of this institution, he served as head of the Medieval Archaeology Sector (1990-2004), then as director (2003-2011) and honorary director of the Institute of Archaeology (since 2014). Since 1990 he has been working as a professor at the Faculty of History of “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi. In 2001 he became a correspondent member of the Romanian Academy, and in 2015 - a full member of the Romanian Academy. In the same year, he was elected vice-president of the Romanian Academy. He is the author of sixteen monographs, over 120 studies and articles. He has edited and coordinated the publication of more than 80 volumes. He is also the author of several university courses, notes, and reviews. Professor Victor Spinei has lectured at several universities in Romania, but also beyond her borders. He is a member of several national, international and international committees.

defended his PhD at Laval University, Canada, which is about the place of Slavs in the Moldavian archaeological discourse during the Soviet era. His specific research interests are: the place of archaeology in the so-called "totalitarian" societies; archaeology and nationalism; the "field" of cultural production (especially the historiography and archaeology fields) in Soviet Union; the involvement of Pan-Slavic ideology in Moldavian and Romanian historiographic discourse.

is a Moldovan diplomat and university lecturer. He is a graduate of the Faculty of History of the Moldova State University (1976-1981) and of Moscow State University (1984-1987). He received his Ph.D. in French history at the Moscow State University in 1988. He has the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. From 2016, he is Ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova. Ion Stavila was Senior lecturer and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of History and Ethno-Pedagogy at the Chisinau State Pedagogical Institute (1987-1991), as well at the Chair of Contemporary and Modern History Department of Moldova State University, (1991-1992). He started his diplomatic career in 1992. He served as Ambassador to several countries, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova (2001-2004), Deputy Minister for Reintegration (2006-2009), and Head of the Bureau for Reintegration within the State Chancellery of the Republic of Moldova (2009-2010). Ion Stavila is the author of around 20 articles related to history, international relations and conflicts resolution.

STEWART, John Todd
was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova from 1995 to 1998. Prior to this appointment he served as acting or deputy chief of the U.S. diplomatic missions to Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Canada. An economic specialist, he earlier occupied positions involving trade and transportation matters. After ending his 36-year diplomatic career in 1998, Stewart became deputy director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC. He is now retired in Sun Valley, Idaho.

STROBEL, Michael
was bBorn in 1968, 1989-1994 Studies of Prehistoric Archaeology in Marburg, Aix-en-Provence, Saarbrücken und Tübingen, 1994 Master, 1998 PhD, 1998-1999 Travel Scholarship of the German Archaeological Institute, 2000-2001 Traineeship (Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg), 2001-2002 DFG-Project “Michelsberg Ditch-Systems in the Heilbronn Region”, since 2002 Regional Officer, Landesamt für Archäologie Sachsen.

SUSLOV Mikhail
is Assistant Professor of Russian history and politics at the Institute for Cross-Cultural and Area Studies, University of Copenhagen. His area of expertise is Russian and East European intellectual history. Specifically he is interested in right-wing and conservative ideologies, geopolitical and religiously-motivated ideas. He edited volumes Digital Orthodoxy in the Post-Soviet World: The Russian Orthodox Church and Web 2.0 (Ibidem-Verlag, 2016) and, with Mark Bassin, Eurasia 2.0: Russian Geopolitics in the Age of New Media (Lexington Books, 2016). His recent articles include: “The “Russian World” Concept: ‘Spheres of influence’ in the post-Soviet geopolitical ideology,” Geopolitics 2018, and ‘The Production of ‘Novorossiya’: A Territorial Brand in Public Debates,’’ Europe-Asia Studies 2017.

SUVEICĂ Svetlana
has a Ph.D. in history and is a researcher at the Institute of History, University of Regensburg. Dr. Suveică is a former Humboldt research fellow at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) Regensburg (2012-2014) and a former Fulbright research fellow at CREEES, Stanford University, California, US (2009-2010). Since September 2018, Dr. Suveică is a research associate at the Chair for Southeast and East European Studies, Institute of History of the Faculty of Philosophy, Art History, History and Humanities at the University of Regensburg. She authored two monographs, coordinated one edited volume, and has written numerous publications concerning the interwar political, administrative and social transformations in Romania and Bessarabia, social processes in the Moldavian SSR, as well recent political and social changes in the Republic of Moldova.