Evgeny Belyakov

Evgeny is a human rights activist and researcher based in East/Central Europe. Born in Vladivostok, Eastern Russia, he studied history, international relations and political science at the Central European University in Budapest. He also worked for Human Rights Watch, Front Line Defenders and Prague Civil Society Center where he focused on the wide range of human right issues in former Soviet Union and East/Central Europe. His specific interests lay in the realm of community organizing, grassroots mobilization, social media marketing, psychological security of activists while his research interests are connected to memory politics, nationalism, cultural authoritarianism and mutual constitutivness of economic dynamics, on one side, and social, cultural and political trends on the other.