Nikolay Koposov is a Visiting Professor at Emory University. Previously, he worked at Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Helsinki University, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris and other schools. In 1998-2009, he was Founding Dean of Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a joint venture of Saint-Petersburg State University and Bard College (New York). Koposov’s academic interests include modern European intellectual history, history of concepts, historiography and historical memory. He has authored and edited nine books including De l’imagination historique (Editions de l’EHESS, 2009) and Pamiat’ strogogo regima: Istoriya i politika v Rossii [A Strict-Security Memory: History and Politics in Russia] (Moscow, The New Literary Observer Press, 2011). Currently, Koposov works on memory laws in Europe and the evolution of modern historical consciousness.