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Alexander C. Diener, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas, has been named a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies for the 2015-16 school year. This year’s fellows will participate in a seminar on the theme “Mobility, Boundaries and the Production of Power in Eurasia.”

Diener earned his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has held research fellowships at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center, George Washington University’s Elliott School, and the American University of Central Asia. He was the Regional Research Fulbright Scholar for Central Asia in 2011-2012. He has authored or coauthored three books on the topics of geopolitics and borders, identity and mobility, and urban landscape change. Deiner possesses area studies expertise in the Central Asian states, Mongolia, and the borderlands of Russia and China.

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