Andreas Umland (born 1967 in Jena, East Germany) is a German political scientist, historian and Russian interpreter, specializing in contemporary Russian and Ukrainian history. He is a Member of the Institute for Central and East European Studies (ZIMOS) at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Upper Bavaria, a small, yet active research center. He lives in Kyiv, while teaching at the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy". His studies of Russian and Ukrainian politics focus on the post-Soviet extreme right. Since 2005, he has also been involved in the creation of a new Master's program in German and European Studies administered jointly by Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Jena University.
He studied Russian and history, as well as political science, and received a CertTransl diploma in Leipzig University, an AM at Stanford University, MPhil at University of Oxford, DipPolSci and a DrPhil at Free University of Berlin and a PhD at Cambridge.
He was also a visiting fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, in 1997–1999, and Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, in 2001-02, a Bosch lecturer at Yekaterinburg’s Ural State University, in 1999–2001, and Kiev’s Mohyla Academy, in 2003–2005, a temporary lecturer in Russian and East European studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, in January–December 2004, and a DAAD lecturer at Kyiv Shevchenko University, in 2005–2008. In 2008–2010 Umland served as an academic adviser in the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.
He has been general editor of the book series "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society" in Ibidem Edition since 2004, co-compiler of the biweekly "Russian Nationalism Bulletin" since 2007, and co-editor of the web journal "Forum noveishei vostochnoevropeiskoi istorii i kul'tury" (eng.: Forum of contemporary East European history and culture) since 2008.
He is a member of the Russian "Valdai Discussion Club". and Wikistrat as a Senior Analyst.
- The Nature of Russian "Neo-Eurasianism:" Approaches to Aleksandr Dugin's Post-Soviet Movement of Radical Anti-Americanism (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe 2009).
- Theorizing Post-Soviet Russia's Extreme Right: Comparative Political, Historical and Sociological Approaches (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe 2008).
- Aspects of the Orange Revolution V: Institutional Observation Reports on the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections (Stuttgart & Hannover: ibidem-Verlag 2007).
- Aspects of the Orange Revolution IV: Foreign Assistance and Civic Action in the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections (Stuttgart & Hannover: ibidem-Verlag 2007).
- Aspects of the Orange Revolution III: The Context and Dynamics of the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections (Stuttgart & Hannover: ibidem-Verlag 2007).
- Fascism Past and Present, West and East: An International Debate on Concepts and Cases in the Comparative Study of the Extreme Right (Stuttgart & Hannover: ibidem-Verlag 2007).