The presentation will discuss spatial, cultural and socioeconomic premises of Siberian identity formation, and analyze the manifestations of Siberian identity in the forms of cultural peculiarities, local solidarities, and political action.
Alla Anisimova is Senior lecturer in Sociology at Novosibirsk State University, and researcher at the Far Eastern Federal University. Her resent research focuses on Siberian regional identity. She has published the book “Siberian identity: premises of formation, contexts of actualization” (Novosibirsk: Novosibirsk State University, 2012) (in collaboration with Olga Echevskaya) and a number of articles on methodology of regional identity analysis and on socio-economic and political origins and implications of Siberian regional identity. Anisimova is also interested in studies of the impact of industrial development (mainly in energy sector) on Russia North and Far East regional identities.