Professor Dr. Boris Lanin
Alfried Krupp Senior Fellow
(October 2015 - September 2016)
- Born in Baku, USSR (Azerbaijan)
- Literature and Education at Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University
- Head of literature and Professor at Academy of Education of Russia, Moscow
Fellow project: "Utopia and Dystopia in Post-Soviet Slavic Literatures: Social Transformation and Identities"
Since the early 90s, when the reforms of education started, I have tried to transform Russian literary education into a more humane and more flexible system that can help every student to discovery his hidden talents, and become a widely educated person. I visited some 30 regions of Russian, from Vladivostok to St Petersburg, and lectured trying to spread new educational ideas within the teaching community. Since 1999 I coordinate literary studies at the core Institutes of Academy of Education of Russia.
As a visiting professor I served at Stanford, Hokkaido, Kobe, Saitama, Central European universities, and at the Institutes for the Advanced Studies at Paris, Moscow, Woodrow Wilson International Center (DC) and Tokyo. My past work has been published in German, Russian, English, French, Japanese, Korean, and Serbian languages, and includes some 20 books and textbooks, and some 150 papers.