Andrei Stsiapanau

The European Humanities University

Andrei Stsiapanau a researcher and associate professor at the European Humanities University (Minsk/Vilnius). Andrei Stsiapanau holds a PhD degree from the University of Vilnius. His dissertation on “The Politics of Chernobyl in Belarus from 1986 to 2008: interplay of discourse-coalitions” examined the impact of the Chernobyl disaster on the national politics in Belarus. In 2008 – 2011 Andrei Stsiapanau was a doctoral and postdoctoral fellow of the international research project “Politics and Society After Chernobyl. Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, and Germany in Comparative and Entangled Historical perspective (1986-2006)” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. His main research interests lay in the field of comparative studies of different technopolitical regimes in Russia, Belarus and Lithuania within the projects of nuclear power plant (NPP) construction. In 2013 Andrei Stsiapanau was a Fernard Braudel visiting postdoctoral fellow in The Center for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI), Mines ParisTech and CNRS (UMR 7185).
Andrei Stsiapanau will be mostly involved in WP2 as a part of the Network of partners collecting data and testimonies about nuclear developments across Europe (in this case for Lithuania and Belarus) that will be coordinated by Karl-Erik Michelsen (LUT). Andrei Stsiapanau will be responsible for the case of Lithuania focused on the controversy about the Ignalina NPP shutdown with the biggest Chernobyl type reactor. As a WP6 Andrei Stsiapanau will take some part in the dissemination of the results at the national level.

Relevant Publications

Andrei Stsiapanau The Chernobyl politics in Belarus: interplay of discourse- coalitions Filosofija. Sociologija / Philosophy. Sociology 2010 m. Nr. 2 ISSN: 0235-7186, pp.143-151
Andrei Stepanov Scientific Discourse of Chernobyl: Laboratories of Political Decisions Crossroads Digest N5/2010 European Humanities University, 2010 ISSN 2029-199X, pp.31-52
Andrei Stepanov Tschernobyl als politisches und gesellschaftliches Problem in der Republik Belarus. In: Thomas M. Bohn, Victor Shadurski: Ein weißer Fleck in Europa ... Die Imagination der Belarus als Kontaktzone zwischen Ost und West. Bielefeld 2011, 211-216.
Andrei Stsiapanau: NUCLEAR EXCEPTIONALISM IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION AFTER CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA in The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain. Editors: Richard Hindmarsh and Rebecca Priestley. Routledge Studies on Science, Technology and Society 2016, 121-141