Dr. Dmitry Dubrovskiy’s research areas are history of human rights and civil society in USSR and Russia, academic rights and freedoms, and hate speech and hate crime. Before joining to SIPA faculty as Scholar Rescue Fund scholar at Harriman Institute, Dr. Dubrovskiy headed the program of human rights at Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Science, St. Petersburg State University, and also worked as senior research fellow, Russian Museum of Ethnography. Currently he’s working on the number of projects on history and discourse of human rights ideas in Soviet Union and current Russia. . He is author of several publication on hate speech, civil society and freedom to access to information in Russia, as well as number of articles on human rights, hate speech, academic rights and freedoms.