Elena Trubina is Professor of Social Theory at Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia. Her research deals broadly with social and urban theory, and the interactions between urban space, politics, memory, and subjectivity. She has been a recipient of numerous fellowships, including the ones awarded by Fulbright Foundation, DAAD, Carnegie Foundation, IFK (Vienna). She is co-editor (with Michele Rivkin-Fish) of “Dilemmas of Diversity after the Cold War: Analyses of Cultural Differences by United States– and Russia-Based Scholars” (2010) and of "Russian Mass Media and Changing Values" (2010) (with Arja Rosenholm and Kaarle Nordenstreng). Her books in Russian include “Travma: pinkty” (“Trauma: Points”) (co-edited with Serguei Oushakine (2009) and “Gorod v Teorii” (City in Theory) (2011).