Our team

Editorial team

Alexandra Kuenning

Xandie (Alexandra) Kuenning

alexandra[at]lossi36.com

Editor-in-Chief. MA student in Central and Eastern European, Russian and Eurasian Affairs. Interested in LGBTQ+ and gender rights, civil society, and culture, particularly within the Black Sea region.

Lukas Baake
Lukas Baake

lukas[at]lossi36.com

Deputy Editor-in-Chief. Studied philosophy, history, economics, musicology, and international relations in Berlin, Paris, and London. Interested in Russia, the EU´s external policies, the South Caucasus, and geoeconomics.

Thijs Korsten

Thijs Korsten

thijs[at]lossi36.com

Deputy Editor-in-chief. Holds an MA in International Relations from Central European University. About to move from East Germany to Brussels. Interested in thinking and writing about war, peace and security policy in the South Caucasus and Eurasia from the perspectives of political sociology and critical security studies.

Maja SoomägiMaja Soomägi

maja[at]lossi36.com

Baltics Regional Editor. Maja Soomägi is a graduate of the University of Glasgow with a degree in Central and East European Studies and Politics. Main areas of interest include social and gender history of the post-socialist region and nationalism studies.

Ariadna Mañé
Ariadna Mañé

ariadna[at]lossi36.com

Central Asia regional editor. Currently based in Barcelona, Ariadna holds a BA in Journalism and a MA in Central and Eastern European, Russian and Eurasian Studies. Main areas of interest are post-socialist memory, social trends, interior politics, and foreign relations in Central Asia and the Balkans.

Jakub Crcha

jakub[at]lossi36.com

Central Europe regional editor. Jakub holds an MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Central European University. His main academic focus is EU border governance and racial politics in Central and Eastern Europe. He is also interested in environmental, agriculture, labour politics, and socio-economic change in a post-socialist context. He is currently based in Bratislava where he teaches history and social science.

Ryan Patterson

ryan[at]lossi36.com

Eastern Europe regional editor. Originally from the United States, but currently based in The Hague, Netherlands. Ryan holds a BA International Studies and a MSc Public Administration from Leiden University. His main specialisation is Ukraine, and is interested in government reforms, anti-corruption initiatives, urban planning, and civil society, as well as the broader socio-cultural space of Ukraine and Eastern Europe as a whole.

Fiona Feller

fiona[at]lossi36.com

Russia regional editor. Fiona currently works for an NGO in France. She graduated from Sciences Po with a degree in International Security and a specialisation in Russian Studies. She is passionate about anything related to civil society and activism, conflict resolution and non-formal education.

Mia Uremovic
Mia Uremovic

mia[at]lossi36.com

Mia has an academic background in modern languages and international relations. Originally from and based in Zagreb, Croatia, she currently works in public policy. Areas of interest include feminism, climate justice, degrowth, and languages.

 

Newsletter team

Hannah O’Sullivan

hannah@lossi36.com

Newsletter lead editor. Hannah is an MA student in Central & East European, Russian & Eurasia Studies. Her research interests focus on climate justice, energy policy, and post-imperial nation-building. She is currently researching climate justice in the Georgian hydropower sector.

Chaharika Uppal

Chaharika Uppal

Newsletter co-editor. Student, currently based in Northern India. Interested in Eurasian history, contemporary post-Soviet politics, and conflict regions.

Fiona De Cuyper

Newsletter co-editor. Fiona is currently undertaking a Master’s degree in Diplomatic Studies at Oxford University while pursuing her interests in the Arctic, EU foreign policy and the post-soviet space at a number of youth-led NGOs

Communication

Tumka (Autumn) Mozeliak

autumn[at]lossi36.com

Criminologist based in the Czech Republic and undertaking a master’s in Central European and Balkan studies at Charles University. Academic research focuses on organised crime, violence/homicide, and criminal policy in Central-Eastern and Balkan Europe. Other areas of interest include ethnology, geopolitics and history in the Lossi 36 regions.

Board

Amanda Sonesson

Amanda Sonesson

amanda[at]lossi36.com

Chair of the association and of the board, co-founder. Based in Sweden. Currently working as a project manager for a Swedish NGO and freelance writer and analyst focused on Swedish and Russian politics and economy. Main areas of interest include everything gender, culture and civil society in Eastern Europe/Eurasia.

Owen Howells Ottin
Owen Howells Ottin

Vice chair. Owen Howells Ottin is a former IMCEERES alumnus and former Lossi 36 Regional Editor. He currently works in the University sector and spends his spare time producing mini-docs with his husband, writing articles and attempting to visit every country in the world.

Harry Fennell
Harry Fennell

Originally from Ireland, but currently living in Glasgow, Scotland. Harry is currently working towards a masters degree in IMCEERES. He enjoy travelling, learning new languages, reading and writing about history, and playing tennis.

Samuel Naumovski Vickius

Samuel is a student of international social sciences with a specialization in peace and development. He was born and raised in Sweden, with roots from Macedonia. He has experience working voluntarily for several NGOs, including the UN Association of Sweden, Swedish Red Cross and his own established organization United Equality.

Lukas Baake
Lukas Baake

lukas[at]lossi36.com

Deputy Editor-in-Chief. Studied philosophy, history, economics, musicology, and international relations in Berlin, Paris, and London. Interested in Russia, the EU´s external policies, the South Caucasus, and geoeconomics.

Tumka (Autumn) Mozeliak

autumn[at]lossi36.com

Criminologist based in the Czech Republic and undertaking a master’s in Central European and Balkan studies at Charles University. Academic research focuses on organised crime, violence/homicide, and criminal policy in Central-Eastern and Balkan Europe. Other areas of interest include ethnology, geopolitics and history in the Lossi 36 regions.

Tijs van de Vijver
Tijs van de Vijver

Tijs holds degrees from Leiden University, and currently works as a researcher & programme manager at the Netherlands School for Public Administration (NSOB). Tijs was the Lead Editor of Lossi 36 Weekly for over two years.

Ludovica Grossi Ludovica Grossi

Ludovica studied Russian, East European and EU Studies. Based in the UK, previously Brussels. She has experience working in politics and EU institutions and supporting UK researchers engaged in EU funding programmes. Interested in international affairs, politics and history.

Contributors

Adriano Rodair, Agnieszka Zielonka, Aida Akhmedova, Aigerim Nurseitova, Aizada Arystanbek, Alexander Figurski, Alexandra Slobodov, Alexandra Wishart, Alexandra West, Ana Robakidze, Anastasia Dmitrichenko, Anastasia Karkotskaya, Anastasiya K, Anita Pant, Anna Blue, Ariadna Mane, Augusto Dala Costa, Balsa Lubarda, Bart Alting, Ben Halliday, Catalina Ceban, Caterna Barbi, Ceren Kaya, Charles Fourmi, Chris Coljin, Daniela Munteanu, Daniela Antonovska, Dávid Pieš , David Živković, Elise Mazaud, Ellen Magee, Elsa Court, Emma Lygnerud Boberg, Eva Modebadze, Evguenia Roussel, Felipe Barrientos, Felix Adamson, Filip Rudnik, Florian Coppenrath, Francesco Trupia, Friederike Hartwich, Georgie McCartney, Giorgi Benashvili, Gloria Trifonova, Hamed Kazemzadeh, Hanna Boiko, Hanna Hodgetts, Hannah O’Sullivan, Harold Chambers, Hugo Blewett-Mundy, Ia Khodeli, Ilinka Leger, Ionut Chiruta, Ivan Ivoilov, Ivan U. Klyszcz, Ivana Hadjievska, Jack Gibson, Jack Gill, Jacob Armstrong, Joni Askola, Jordi Beckers, Joseph Elgars, Josh Bean, Judit Deen Jules Ortjens, Juliette Bretan, Kalina Esmein, Karolína Šugarová, Kaspar Schultz, Katerina Bogdanova, Kimberly St Julian-Varnon, Kristy Dick, Kristin Aldag, Kristina Tsabalam Kristine Pitalskaia, Krzysztof Lechowski, Lance Bradley, Laura Kühlert, Levi Bochantin, Lili Rutai, Logan Hulsey, Louis Train, Lucie Tafforin, Ludovica Grossi, Luis Felipe Sauvalle Torres, Luka Jorbenadze, Mahammad Mammadov, Maja Soomägi, Manon Gallet, Margarita Zilinskaya, Marie Mach, Marina Klimanova, Martina Bergamaschi, Martina Urbinti, Marton Gera, Marysia Suchcitz, Maša Šebek, Máté Mohos, Megan McCullough, Merijin Hermens, Michel Krysiak, Miguel Gómez Hernández, Mina Medjedovic, Monika Szafrańska, Myriam Marino, Naser Bislimi, Matalija Stepanovic, Nathan Alan-Lee, Nicholas Morgan, Nick Baigent, Niels van der Togt, Nikki Lohr, Nikol Tomar, Nina Vukoslavcevic, Nino Chanadiri, Oleksii Rudenko, Owen Howells, Patricia Manos, Paul Shields, Pavlo Cherchatyi, Petronella Dahl, Phoebe Williams, Pippa Crawford, Qianrui Hu, Rachele Colombo, Rebecca Shaw, Renée Rippberger, Rhiannon Segar, Ricardo Bergmann, Roland Papp, Rossana Bernardi, Roxana Chiariac, Ryan Patterson, Ryan Michael Schweitzer, Sabrina Gafforova, Sam Appels, Sarah Fairman, Sasha Mischeriakova, Sergey Kaplichniy, Shujaat Ahmadzada, Silvia Travasoni, Simon Jyrkäs, Sofia Graziano, Sofiya Kominko, Solveiga Kalva, Stefan Žarić, SvetLana Peshkova, Tadeusz Giczan, Tamara Novel, Tamara Stoffers, Tatia Vaktangadze, Teona Sekhniashvili, Tereza Dvořáková, Thapanee Tubnonghee, Thomas Barrett, Valentin Fabre, Veronika Pfeilschifter, Ville Haapanen, Vira Kompaniiets, William Dudley, Xhorxhina Molla, Yanyu Chen, Zack Kramer, Zadig Tisserandm Zhanar Sekerbayeva, Zuzana Krulichova.