Susanne Wengle

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I am Professor of Russian and Eurasian studies at Uppsala University. My research examines Russia’s post-Soviet political and economic transformation and engages with questions how we study market creation in this context and beyond. My projects have been supported through research funding from various sources, incl. the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, and the Östersjöstiftelsen.


  • agriculture
  • energy
  • eurasian grain
  • post-socialism
  • russia
  • ukraine


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Wengle, S. ed. (2023) Russian Politics Today. Cambridge University Press.

Wengle, S./Венгле, С. (2023) Постсоветская энергия: государственное развитие и маркетизация России., Academic Studies Press. [Russian translation of Post-Soviet Power]

Wengle, S. (2022) Black Earth, White Bread: A technopolitical history of Russian Agriculture. University of Wisconsin Press.

Reviewed in Foreign Affairs, Russian Review, Europe-Asia Studies, Historia Agraris, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, H-Net; mentioned in NYRB.

Wengle, S. (2015) Post-Soviet Power: State-led Development and Russia’s Marketization. Cambridge University Press.

Honorable Mention 2016 Ed A. Hewett Book Prize, by Association for the Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. Reviewed in Perspectives on Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, Laboratorium.

Peer-reviewed journal articles and books chapters:

Wengle, S., Mamonova, N., Dankevych, V. (forthcoming 2024). Farming the Black Earth: The history and politics of Ukraine’s Agricultural Land Market before, during and after Russia’s war. Land Tenure Journal.

Javeline, D., Orttung, R., Robertson, G., Arnold, R., Barnes, A., Henry, L., Holland, E., Omelicheva, M., Rutland, P., Schatz, E., Schenk, C., Semenov, A., Sperling, V., McIntosh Sundstrom, L., Troitskiy, M., Twigg, J., & Wengle, S. (2023). Russia in a changing climate. WIREs Climate Change.

Mamonova, N., Wengle, S. and Dankevych, V. (2023) Queen of the fields in wartime: what can Ukrainian corn tell us about the resilience of the global food system. Journal of Peasant Studies. 50:7.

Wengle, S. (2023) “Fragility and Stability in Contemporary Russian Politics.” Introductory chapter for Russian Politics Today, S. Wengle, ed. Cambridge University Press.

Wengle, S. (2021) Agroholdings, Technology and the Political Economy of Russian Agriculture. Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research. 13:1.

Wengle, S. (2020) The New Plenty; why are some post-Soviet farms thriving? Governance 33:4.

Wengle, S., Brandly C. and Olimpieva, E. (2018). Russia’s Post-Soviet Ideological Terrain: Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan and Debates on Authority, Agency and Authenticity. Slavic Review 77:4.

Wengle, S. Evans, C. (2018) Symbolic State-Building in Contemporary Russia. Post-Soviet Affairs 34:6.

Wengle, S. (2018) Local Effects of the New Land Rush: how global capital inflows transformed rural Russia. Governance 31:2.

Wengle, S. (2016) When experimentalist governance meets science-based regulations; the case of food safety regulations. Regulation & Governance 10:3.

Wengle, S. (2015) Political Economy of Food in the US and Russia. Chapter in Place-Based Perspectives of Food. K. Fitzpatrick and D. Willis (eds.), Palgrave/MacMillan.

Wengle, S. (2012) Engineers versus Managers; experts, market-making and state-building in Putin’s Russia. Economy and Society 41:3

Wengle, S. (2012) Post-Soviet Developmentalism and the Political Economy of Russia's Electricity Sector Liberalization. Studies in Comparative International Development, 47:1.

Wengle, S. (2008) The monetization of l'goty: Changing patterns of welfare politics and provision in Russia. Europe-Asia Studies, 60:5 (with Michael Rasell).

Other publications, not refereed (does not include media writing)

Wengle, S. (2023) “Russia’s War on Ukrainian Farms: the Black Sea Theater” Russian Analytical Digest #304. November 2023.

Wengle, S. and Vitalii Dankevych (2022) “Black Sea Blackmail,” PONARS Policy Memo; #813. November 2022.

Wengle, S. and Vitalii Dankevych (2022) “Russia’s War on Ukrainian Farms” PONARS Policy Memo #786, July 2022.

Wengle, S. (2021). Book review of “The Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy” by Bryn Rosenfeld, and of “Putin v. the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia” by Samuel A. Greene and Graeme B. Robertson. Yale University Press. Perspectives on Politics, 19(4), 1357-1359

Wengle, S. (2019) Book review of “Rich Russians: From Oligarchy To Bourgeoisie” by Elisabeth Schimpfoessl, Russian Review 78:1.

Wengle, S. (2017) Plentiful Harvest? Why Some Farms in Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia and Armenia thrive despite institutional challenges. PONARS Policy Memo #490. Oct.2017. (Also translated into Russian: “Богатые урожаи в Евразии”)

Wengle, S. (2016) The Domestic Effects of the Russian Food Embargo. Demokratizatsiya, 24:3.

Wengle, S. (2013) How Food Safety Regulations Produce the Producer. Chicago Policy Review, August 2013.

Wengle, S. (2008) Reforming the L’goty System: The Future of In-kind Benefits in Post-Soviet Russia. Russian Analytical Digest, No.37 (with Michael Rasell).

Wengle, S. (2007) Power Politics: Electricity Sector Reforms in Post-Soviet Russia. Russian Analytical Digest, No.27. Reprinted (2008) in Russia’s Energy Sector between Politics and Business, Arbeitspapiere & Materialien der Forschungsstelle Osteuropa/Uni. Bremen, No. 92:36


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