I am a historian of modern Russian history, my research interests include political and intellectual history, history of empire and nationalism. I am also interested in the emerging field of global history and dialogue between new imperial history and global history. I have published on intellectual and political history of Russian liberalism and liberal imperialism, history of political reforms, revolutions, and the first Russian parliament in the early twentieth century, history of Russian social sciences and their global connections. Since 2000 I have been a co-founding member of the editorial board of Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space.
- Director:HSE Campus in St. Petersburg / School of Arts and Humanities / Centre for Historical Research
- Professor, Head:HSE Campus in St. Petersburg / School of Arts and Humanities / Department of History
- Alexander Semyonov has been at HSE since 2011.