Nelly Bekus

holds a PhD in Sociology (2007) and currently works at the University of Exeter in the project 1989 after 1989, Rethinking the Fall of Socialism from a Global Perspective. She is the author of the book Struggle over Identity. The Official and the Alternative “Belarusianness” (2010). She has also published numerous articles on the post-Soviet nation and state-building, religious and linguistic policies, history, and memory.