Andrei Znamenski

Professor of History
University of Memphis/Tennessee
Department of History or

Andrei Znamenski is a Professor in the Department of History. He was previously a resident scholar at the Library of Congress, a foreign visiting professor at Hokkaido University, Japan, and an associate professor at the Alabama State University. His research interests concern the history of religions and ideologies in modern time, particularly in Eurasia and the modern West. Prof Znamenski authored three books and edited two volumes, including “The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and the Western Imagination” (Oxford University Press, 2007) and “Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia” (Quest Books, 2011). Lately, he has been examining how Tibetan Buddhism and early Communism shaped the identity of Siberian indigenous people. Simultaneously, he is writing a book that explores the cultural history of Socialism – a project commissioned by Rowman & Littlefield. Prof Znamenski also serves on editorial advisory boards of such journals as Siberica: Journal of Siberian Studies, Alaska History and Ante Portas: Security Studies (Poland).

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