Arseniy Kumankov



Princeton University, UMass Amherst


Arseniy specializes in war studies, ethics of war and peace, political and social theory. He has been a research scholar in politics at Princeton University since 2022. In 2024, he taught courses on Russian politics and political theory at UMass Amherst. Arseniy received his Ph.D. in philosophy from HSE University (Moscow) in 2014. Between 2013 and 2022, he taught at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (Shaninka) and at HSE University, where he was deputy dean for research at the Faculty of Humanities and associate professor. Arseniy has authored numerous articles in Russian and English, as well as three books in Russian, and is the editor of the book series of the New Literary Observer (NLO) publishing house. Arseniy is a member of EuroISME, Concerned Philosophers for Peace, and the Independent Institute of Philosophy.

At THE NEW INSTITUTE, Arseniy will be involved in the program Bitter Victory: Is Victory Possible in the 21st Century? He will be joining us in the fall term of 2024.


Good warning, Vietnam? Comparing the Russian opposition to Putin with the greatest anti-war movement in the US, The Sociological Review Magazine. April 2024.

Die russische Invasion der Ukraine: Keine Spur von konventioneller Extremgewalt, Ethik und Militär. 2023. No. 2. P. 22-29.

Nazism, Genocide and the Threat of The Global West. Russian Moral Justification of War in Ukraine, Etikk i praksis, - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics. 2023. Vol. 17. No. 1. P. 7-27.

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