A guide to the New East

Contributors

Sasha Galitzine

Born and bred in London, Galitzine has an MA in History of Art from Edinburgh University, where she specialised in the art of the Russian avant-garde. Interested in exploring her Russian roots, she moved to St Petersburg where she has been living for the past year. She has worked in social media for cultural project New Holland and written for Garage Magazine's official blog. She recently assisted on the installation of the Chapman Brothers' show at Hermitage 20/21 and is currently working as a freelance writer.

Patrick Gamble

Patrick Gamble is a freelance writer based in London. Specialising in film and culture, he has contributed to Indiewire, The Skinny, and CineVue. In 2013 Patrick was nominated for a Richard Attenborough Award for Film Blogger of the Year.

Lucia Ganieva

Lucia Ganieva is a Russian-born freelance photographer who has been living in the Netherlands since 1993. She graduated at the Foto Academie Amsterdam (cum laude) in 2007 but continues to work in Russia because of her strong connection to Russian society and its people. 

Rosie Gibson

As a freelance textile designer, Rosie specialises in traditional embroidery techniques for fashion and historical costume. Based in London, she works with international designers as well as private clients.  

Miriam Gillinson

Miriam Gillinson reviews theatre for Time Out and Exeunt, and writes about children's theatre for The Guardian. She is a script reader for Sonia Friedman Productions and United Agents and reads for the Bruntwood Prize and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She also works as a Quality Assessor for The Arts Council and is a copywriter for BBC Worldwide.

Amelia Glaser

Amelia Glaser studies Russian, Ukrainian, and Jewish cultural and literary intersections. She is an associate professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego. You can learn more about her research, writing, and translations here

Stephen Glennon

Even though he is very interested in investigating and identity, Stephen Glennon finds it very hard to refer to himself in the third person. He likes to travel through Eastern Europe from his Berlin base and yearn for the Irish countryside that begat him, quietly watching amateur football and the people who watch amateur football and refusing to accept that it doesn't hide the answer to all of life's questions.

Samuel Goff

Samuel Goff is Features Editor at The Calvert Journal and a researcher and supervisor in Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge. He spends most of his time thinking about cinema, Stalin, and football. His freelance work can be found here. 

Ivan Gololobov

Ivan Gololobov was born and raised in Krasnodar, Russia. Since the age of 17, he has somehow combined careers as a punk musician and as an anthropologist, sociologist and political scientist; this eventually led to him becoming a research fellow and lecturer at the University of Warwick. He is currently working on post-socialist punk and contemporary Russian underground music, teaching social theory and methods of qualitative sociological research, and commenting for the BBC Russian Service on contemporary youth movements and current affairs in Russian popular culture.

Cat Goodfellow

Cat Goodfellow is a PhD student at the University of Manchester, living in Canada and studying Russian online gaming culture. She has written about gaming and politics, folkloric themes in Russian video games and xenophobia in EVE Online. Other research interests include Russian youth culture, online satire and pop culture.

Aleksandr Gorbachev

For many years Aleksandr Gorbachev has been one of the most notable music journalists in Russia, working for Afisha magazine as a staff writer, editor and editor-in-chief, launching a music webzine Volna and helping a new generation of local independent bands to emerge and establish themselves. In 2014, he left his position in Afisha to pursue a graduate degree in journalism in the U.S., at the Missouri School of Journalism; however, even though his focus as a reporter now tends to be much broader, he still has his old habit of following everything that happens with music in Russia and trying make some sense out of it.

Seth Graham

Seth Graham is a lecturer in Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. He has written widely on late-Soviet and contemporary Russian culture, especially cinema.  He is the author of Resonant Dissonance: The Russian Joke in Cultural Context.

Agnieszka Gratza

Agnieszka Gratza is a writer living in London. Her writings about art, performance and film have appeared in various contemporary art magazines and newspapers, including artforum.com, frieze, Mousse, and The Financial Times. A lapsed academic, she has also published articles on the subject of Renaissance intellectual and cultural history, while researching and teaching at the universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and Queen Mary, London.

Carmen Gray

Born in New Zealand and now based in London, Carmen Gray studied film and Russian at university before working in various cities, including Moscow, as an English language teacher. Having retrained as a journalist, she is now Film Editor of Dazed & Confused magazine and a freelance film critic for publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Screen International and Estonian culture weekly Sirp.

Will Gresson

Originally from New Zealand, Will Gresson is a writer, musician and artist currently based in London, UK. 

Tatyana Grishina

Tatyana Grishina has worked as a journalist in her hometown of Perm since 2011. She is the managing editor of Fish magazine, a publication about Perm and the local culture, which she helped found. She also writes for a number of other websites including The Village, W-O-S and Hopes & Fears.

Pavel Groznyy

After graduating from the Moscow State University, Pavel Groznyy dived into the world of journalism and has since been working on various projects at Afisha publishing house. He now edits Afisha Vozdukh, an online cultural magazine.

Maria Gruzdeva

Maria Gruzdeva is a Russian-born photographer now based in London. A graduate of Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication, she mostly works in the genre of fine art documentary. Her interest lies in the history of Russia, its modern identity and aesthetics. She has won numerous awards including the Ideastap & Magnum Photos Photographic Award and the Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographer competition, and been a finalist in the LensCulture Exposure Award and others.

Nancy Gryspeerdt

Nancy Gryspeerdt is a script consultant and editor based in London. Alongside script development work for BBC and Channel 4 productions she has programmed a philosophy festival, edited a collection of short stories for Channel 4 and is currently launching an interdisciplinary arts magazine. She works on travel-related projects with Sam Kinchin-Smith: the last took them to Siberia, the next will take them to Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world.

Sergey Gulenkin

Sergey Gulenkin is an independent writer and curator based in St Petersburg. He studied Russian Literature and Language Editing at Herzen State University of Russia and Art Criticism and Curatorial Studies at MA level at Saint Petersburg State University (Smolny College). His current research focuses on contemporary critical theory and performance art.

Evgeny Gusyatinskiy

Evgeny Gusyatinskiy is a programmer of International Film Festival Rotterdam and a frequent writer on films and culture. He did his MA in film studies in Moscow at VGIK and for several years worked as an editor as well as contributor of Iskusstvo Kino (Film Art Monthly), one of the oldest film magazines in Europe. He is also a member of the selection committee of Kinotavr Film Festival (Sochi).