RES graduate wins master’s thesis award

Cai Waever, a graduate from the RES master’s programme, has won a second prize at the Finnish Association for Russian and East European Studies (FAREES) thesis competition.

Weaver’s dissertation Out of sight, out of mind: keeping Russia closeted. A biopolitical analysis of non-normative sexualities in Russia analyzes the law ‘prohibiting the propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations’ in Russia and aims to understand the law and the mechanisms affecting non-normative sexualities. His study on Russia’s legislation against and experiences of sexual minorities was defended at the Tampere University School of Management in early 2014.

Congratulations, Cai!