Sean Griffin

Lecturer

Sean Griffin is an interdisciplinary scholar of religion, culture, and politics. His current research focuses on topics as diverse as Russian and Ukrainian Orthodoxy, contemporary media and memory politics, and the resurgence of medievalism in post-Soviet literature and film. His newest book, The Sacred Reign of Vladimir Putin: Liturgy, Media, and the Politics of Memory, will be published with Cornell University Press.

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Contact

Anonymous Hall
HB 6085

Selected Publications

  • The Liturgical Past in Byzantium and Early Rus. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

  • 'Revolution, raskol, and rock 'n' roll: the 1,020th anniversary of the Day of the Baptism of Rus'. In revisions with The Russian Review.

  • 'Putin's Medieval Weapons in the War against Ukraine'. Studies in Medievalism, v. 29. Karl Fugelso (ed.). Suffolk, UK: Boydell and Brewer, 2020, pp. 13-21.

  • "Евхаристический подтекст мученичества князей Бориса и Глеба". Вестник Санкт-Петербургского Университета. История, v. 65 (no. 1). St Petersburg: St Petersburg University Press, 2020, pp. 5-18.

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Works In Progress

The Sacred Reign of Vladimir Putin: Liturgy, Media, and the Politics of Memory (monograph)
The Medieval Mystique in Putin's Russia (monograph)
Russian Orthodoxy in the North Pacific (documentary film)