Denis V. Volkov
- Leading Research Fellow, Associate Professor:Faculty of Humanities / Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies
- Denis V. Volkov has been at HSE University since 2019.
Education and Degrees
PhD in Middle Eastern Studies
University of Manchester
Thesis Title: Oriental Studies and Foreign Policy: Russian/Soviet ‘Iranology’ and Russo-Iranian relations (1863-1941)
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience
2005-2008: Russian Foreign Trade Academy (International Econimics)
- Islam (Minor; Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs; 3, 4 module)Rus
- Research Seminar "Main Courses of Socio-Political, Economic and Historico-Cultural Processes in the East" (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs; 2 year, 1, 2 module)Rus
- Article Volkov D. V., Atabaki T. Flying Away from the Bolshevik Winter: Soviet Refugees Across the Southern Borders (1917–30) // Journal of Refugee Studies. 2020. P. 1-21. doi (in press)
- Article Volkov D. V. Slavery and Empire in Central Asia, by Jeff Eden (Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 2018; pp. 227. £75). // English Historical Review. 2019. P. 1-2. doi
- Book Volkov D. V. Russia's Turn to Persia: Orientalism in Diplomacy and Intelligence. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018. doi
- Chapter Volkov D. V. Vladimir Minorsky (1877-1966) and the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), or The Centenary of ‘Minorsky’s Frontier’, in: Russians in Iran: Diplomacy and Power in the Qajar Era and Beyond. I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2018. P. 188-216.
- Article Volkov D. V. “War and Peace in the Other and the Self: Iran through the eyes of Russian spies – The case of Konstantin Smirnov (1877-1938) and Leonid Shebarshin (1935-2012).” // Studia Iranica. 2018. Vol. 62. P. 223-258.
- Article Volkov D. V. “Fearing the Ghosts of State Officialdom Past? Russia’s Archives as a Tool for Constructing Historical Memories on its Persia Policy Practices.” // Middle Eastern Studies. 2015. Vol. 51. No. 6. P. 901-921. doi
- Article Volkov D. V. “Individuals, Institutions, Discourses: Knowledge and Power in Russia’s Iranian Studies of the Late Imperial, Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods.” // Middle East Topics & Arguments. 2015. Vol. 4. No. 1. P. 61-79.
- Article Volkov D. V. “Rupture or Continuity? The organizational set-up of Russian and Soviet Oriental Studies before and after 1917.” // Iranian Studies. 2015. Vol. 48. No. 5. P. 695-712. doi
- Article Volkov D. V. “Persian studies and the Military in Late Imperial Russia (1863-1917): State Power in the Service of Knowledge?” // Iranian Studies. 2014. Vol. 47. No. 6. P. 915-932. doi
- Article Volkov D. V. “The Iranian Electric Power Industry after the Islamic Revolution: Nuclear Developments and Current Conditions.” // New Middle Eastern Studies. 2012. P. 1-8.
Twelfth Annual ASMEA Conference Past, Present and Future in the Middle East and Africa (Washington DC). Presentation: Flying Away from the Bolshevik Winter: Soviet Refugees Across the Southern Borders (1917-1946)
- Workshop: The Iranian Revolution at 40: Source Perspectives and Criticism (St Andrews). Presentation: The Russian Analysis of the 1979 Revolution
- Workshop: The Iranian Revolution at 40: Source Perspectives and Criticism (St Andrews). Presentation: Bringing Democracy into Persia: One Russian Project for the Separation of Iranian Azerbaijan
- The Caspian in the History of Early Modern and Modern Eurasia (New Haven). Presentation: Bringing Democracy into Persia: One Russian Project for the Separation of Iranian Azerbaijan
2018 - The BIPS (British Institute of Persian Studies) Research Grant.
2017 - The BIPS (British Institute of Persian Studies) Research Grant.
2014 - The University of Manchester President's Distinguished Achievement Award.
2014 - The Uni. of Manchester Faculty of Humanities Distinguished Achievement Award.
2013 - I.B. Tauris Prize for Best Paper at Symposia Iranica conference.
2012 - The Abdullah Mubarak/BRISMES Scholarship for 2012.
Nov.2019-present: Associate Professor and Leading Research Fellow, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Sep.2019-present: Associate Professor, Chair in Theory of Area Studies, MGLU, Moscow
2018-2019: Researcher at the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam)
2016-2018: Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern History (fixed-term), Uni. of Manchester.
2015-2016: Presidential Post-doctoral Fellow, Université Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle.
2014-2015: Tutor of Russian, University of Manchester.
2013-2015: Teaching Assistant in ‘The Contemporary Middle East’ and ‘The Politics of National Identity in Post-Communist Russia’, University of Manchester.
2010-2014: PhD student
2006-2010: Head of Technopromexport Co. in Iran (Tehran)
2004-2006: Expert, Technopromexport Co., Moscow, Russia
1998-2004: Expert, Business Development, Technopromexport Co., Tehran, Iran
1995-1998: Persian (Farsi) Interpreter/Translator, Technopromexport Co., Tehran, Iran
The Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies, HSE congratulates Dr Denis V. Volkov, Associate Professor and Leading Research Fellow, Head of the Center for the Study of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (CSMECCA) on the occasion of a new honourable award. Dr Volkov’s monograph Russia’s Turn to Persia: Orientalism in Diplomacy and Intelligence (Cambridge University Press, 2018) has been graced by the IRI World Award for Book of the Year.
Dr. Denis Volkov: ‘Was there “Russia Abroad” at all? Russian Emigration in the Middle East (1917–1946)’
The paper of Dr. Volkov was presented on December 11th, 2019 at the seminar “Oriental Cultures” (Moderator: Dr. Natalia Chalisova). This talk was about the interim research results achieved in a project carried out under the aegis of the International Institute of Social History (IISH, Amsterdam) and funded by the Farman‑Farmaian Family and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Flying Away from the Bolshevik Winter: Soviet Refugees Across the Southern Borders (1917–1946) — Dr Denis Volkov’s Paper
Methodologically drawing on the most recent works in Migration Studies and Russian Emigré Studies the current research studies migration from the USSR into Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan (1917–1946). Using recently declassified documents from archives in Britain, France, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia and Iran, research looks into the phenomena, such as displaced statehood, political activism and cross‑cultural interaction in the context of the migration/refugees policies of the relevant states (Britain, the USSR and the host countries).