Douglas Rogers

Douglas Rogers is professor of anthropology and faculty director of the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Yale University. His interests in states and corporations, natural resources and energy, and religion and ethics have led to two award-winning books: The Old Faith and the Russian Land: A Historical Ethnography of Ethics in the Urals (Cornell University Press, 2009) and The Depths of Russia: Oil, Power, and Culture After Socialism (Cornell University Press, 2015). His research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation, the National Council on Eurasian and East European Research, the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and other organizations. Rogers’s current historical and ethnographic research concerns the history and practice petroleum microbiology and scientific debates on the origins of hydrocarbons. In 2000¬–1, he was a fellow of the SSRC’s International Dissertation Research Fellowship program.

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