Inna Naletova, born in Ryazan, Russia, in 1968. Ph.D. from Boston University. Lecturer and Scientific Researcher of Practical Theology at the University of Vienna.
Fellow (1 September 2008 – 30 June 2009)
ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY AND SOCIAL IDEALS: A SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY OF RELIGIOUS VALUES AND SOCIAL ETHICS IN FIVE COUNTRIES; BELARUS, UKRAINE, BULGARIA, ROMANIA AND MOLDOVA
As a NIAS Fellow for 10 months during the academic year 2008/09, I was doing research into religion and values in Eastern (Central) Europe, based on the analysis of the survey “Aufbruch 2007”. My work at NIAS resulted in four academic articles either being published or accepted for publication in refereed and non-refereed journals and conference proceedings. I am now finishing the fifth article. I was also invited to submit an overview of Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe for the Journal of Religion in Europe which I will complete within the next 2-3 months. Next to the proposed research on survey data, I finished and submitted for publication two book reviews and one academic translation from German to English. I participated in three conferences: in the Netherlands (Nijmegen), Germany (Weimar), and Austria (Vienna). I was also involved in teaching and, thanks to the excellent library and internet facilities available at NIAS, I was able to prepare two new courses for the University of Vienna, supported by University of Vienna’s e-learning platform. In April 2009, I was invited as a guest lecturer at the Masaryk University, Czech Republic, where I gave five blocked lectures. On the basis of this research, I plan to compose a volume with the tentative title “Other-worldly Europe? Restraints and possibilities for an ‘alternative modernity’”. Although I still need materials on Russia and Belarus, I see my initial project to be nearly complete.