Prof. Dr. Jeronim Perović

Jeronim Perović is Professor of Eastern European History at the University of Zurich and director of the university's Center for Eastern European Studies (CEES). He was an SNSF-Professor at the University of Zurich from 2011-2017, an Academic Associate at the Department of History of the University of Basel (2008-2011) and the former Head of the Russia/Eurasia program at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich (1997-2003, 2003-2005). He was an international student at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow in 1995-1996, a short-term scholar at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC in 2002, a visiting scholar at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University in 2003-2005, and a visiting guest scholar the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University in 2014. He studied History, Political Science and Russian Literature in Zurich and Moscow (1991-1997), and obtained his PhD from the University of Zurich in 2001 and his Habilitation from the same institution in 2014.

Research Interests

  • Russian / Soviet history (19th/20th/21st cent.)
  • History of the Caucasus and the Muslim peoples of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union
  • Soviet / Russian energy politics in global perspective
  • Cold War History / The Soviet Union in the Cold War
  • Politics of history and contemporary conflicts in Eastern Europe
  • History of Yugoslavia and the Balkans