Our Authors & Contributors


Jafe Arnold is a translator, traveler, and the founding Editor-in-Chief of PRAV Publishing. Arnold obtained his BA in European Culture from the University of Wrocław, his Research Master’s in Religious Studies and Western Esotericism from the University of Amsterdam, and is currently researching in Philosophy at the University of Warsaw as a Junior Associate Scholar of the International Institute for Hermeneutics. Alongside PRAV, he is the founding curator of Eurasianist Internet Archive and the blog Continental-Conscious



Lucas Griffin is PRAV Publishing‘s Assistant Editor and a member of the editorial board of the series Passages: Studies in Traditionalism and Traditions. He obtained his BA in European Culture at the University of Wrocław and has worked as an academic editor specializing in classical antiquity. 


Boris Nad is a Serbian philosopher and author of diverse genres. Born in Vinkovci, Slavonia and graduated from the University of Belgrade, since 1994 Nad has authored more than a dozen volumes of poetry and prose on matters spiritual and geopolitical. Nad hosted the blog Arktogeja and since 2016 has been a featured geopolitical commentator on the pages of the Serbian publications Pečat and Novi Standard as well as international media. In addition, Nad is a member of the Eurasian Artists Association and a contributor to the conceptual-music project T.S.I.D.M.Z. He lives outside of Belgrade, Serbia. PRAV Publishing has published two volumes of his selected works, The Reawakening of Myth and After the Virus: The Rebirth of a Multipolar World


Galina De Roeck was born in Bihać, Yugoslavia in 1938 to Russian émigré parents and grew up in Belgrade, Germany, Morocco, and Australia. She received her BA at Sydney University and her PhD in Comparative Literature at City University of New York. She has taught at St. Peter’s College, Rutgers University, Michigan State University, and the University of Arizona. In addition to her work in the field of literary criticism, Galina De Roeck has lectured on international affairs in the United States and participated in and led peace delegations to Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. PRAV Publishing has published The Door in the Nightmare: From the Russian Revolution to Pax Americana, her tell-all memoir of a life lived through war and peace.


Richard Rudgley is an Oxford-educated anthropologist, scholar of prehistory and religion, and documentary filmmaker. He is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books, such as The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society (also published as Essential Substances: A Cultural History of Intoxicants in Society), Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age (made into the television series “Secrets of the Stone Age”), The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances, and The Return of Odin: The Modern Renaissance of the Pagan Imagination. Rudgley contributed the foreword to Polemos: The Dawn of Pagan Traditionalism and is a correspondent of PRAV Publishing


Leonid Savin is a Russian philosopher, geopolitician, and the administrative head of the International Eurasian Movement. He is the founding editor-in-chief of Geopolitica.ru and the Journal of Eurasian Affairs, and the director of the Russian Foundation for Monitoring and Forecasting Development for Cultural-Territorial Spaces. Savin is the author of numerous books published in Russian, Spanish, Serbian, Italian, Farsi, and English, such as Ordo Pluriversalis: The End of Pax Americana and the Rise of Multipolarity. Savin is a contributor to PRAV Publishing’s Foundations of Eurasianism series. 


Ksenya Borisovna Ermishina is a senior research fellow in the Department of Culture at the Alexander Solzhenitsyn House of the Russian Diaspora, specializing in Eurasianism and the history of Russian emigration. A graduate of the Russian State University for the Humanities, Ermishina previously taught at Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University, where her lectures were published as the textbook Religious Anthropology. Ermishina is the author and editor of a number of books pertaining to the founding fathers of Eurasianism, including a biography of Nikolai Trubetzkoy, two volumes of the Trubetzkoy family’s correspondences, and a collection of Petr Savitsky’s essays and letters. Ermishina contributed the introduction to PRAV Publishing’s Foundations of Eurasianism – Volume II.


Roman Shizhensky is a research fellow at the Institute for the Humanities of Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad, where he is a participant in the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100. Shizhensky was formerly the founding head of the “New Religious Movements in Contemporary Russia and Europe” research laboratory of Kozma Minin State Pedagogical University of Nizhny Novgorod, where he acquired his doctorate in Historical Sciences and went on to become Associate Professor. He is the author of numerous academic studies and the founding editor-in-chief of the specialist journal on modern paganism, Colloquium Heptaplomeres. Shizhensky has served on the Council for Conducting State Religious-Studies Expert Analysis under the Russian Ministry of Justice for the Nizhny Novgorod region, and is now an expert of the Center for the Prevention of Religious and Ethnic Extremism in Educational Institutions of the Russian Federation. In addition, he is a contributing expert to the Foundation for Traditional Religions media resource. PRAV Publishing has published the first English-language volume of his selected studies, Slavic Paganism Today: Between Ideas and Practice.


John Stachelski is Lead Editor and Series Director of PRAV Publishing’s Foundations of Eurasianism. He holds a BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Illinois Chicago and obtained his MA in Philosophy at Yale University, where he is a PhD candidate specializing in Eurasianism and Russian literature. In addition to academia, Stachelski has worked as a translator and editor for major Russian media. 


Daria Platonova Dugina (1992-2022) was a Russian philosopher, journalist, political analyst, and artist. Dugina studied philosophy at Moscow State University and Bordeaux Montaigne University, specializing in Neoplatonism, and was an active member of the International Eurasian Movement. Her life was tragically cut short by a car bomb on the night of 20 August 2022. Eschatological Optimism is the first volume of Dugina’s posthumously collected works to appear in English.


Askr Svarte (Evgeny Nechkasov) is a Russian Traditionalist philosopher, pagan activist, and the founding head of the Svarte Aske community. Descended from Bessarabian Germans exiled to Siberia in the early 20th century, since 2009 he has been a practicing pagan in the Germanic-Scandinavian tradition and an active voice in the rebirth of paganism in Russia and Europe. Nechkasov is the founding editor of the journals Warha and Alföðr and since 2017 has been a featured guest in Russian media as an expert and defender of paganism. He is the author of numerous works in Russian and English, such as Gap: At the Left Hand of Odin (Fall of Man Press, 2019) and Gods in the Abyss: Essays on Heidegger, the Germanic Logos, and the Germanic Myth (Arktos, 2020). He lives in Novosibirsk, Russia. PRAV Publishing has published his Polemos: The Dawn of Pagan Traditionalism, Polemos II: Pagan Perspectives, and Tradition and Future Shock: Visions of a Future that Isn’t Ours. Nechkasov is a member of the editorial board of PRAV‘s series Passages: Studies in Traditionalism and Traditions.


Xantio Ansprandi is a Lombard Italian philosopher and mystic. PRAV Publishing has released his first published work, Eurasian Universism: Sinitic Orientations for Rethinking the Western Logos, the development of his graduation thesis in Philosophy and Political Theology at the University of Bergamo.


Luca Siniscalco is a PhD candidate specializing in philosophical hermeneutics, contemporary art, and religion. Previously an Adjunct Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Milan, he currently lectures at eCampus University and is a collaborator of the open university project UniTreEdu. In addition to curating the Italian editions of major 20th-century thinkers for various publishing houses, he is an editor of the journals Antarès: Prospettive Antimoderne, Informazione Filosofica, Medium e Medialità, and Education & Learning Styles. Siniscalco is a member of the editorial board of PRAV Publishing‘s series Passages: Studies in Traditionalism and Traditions.



Charlie Smith is a translator and scholar of esoteric currents in Russian literature and thought. He holds a double BA in English and Russian from The Pennsylvania State University and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois Chicago, where he is writing his dissertation on the “Socialist-Surrealist” novelist Andrei Platonov. In addition, Smith specializes in the history and thought of the Yuzhinskii Circle, with a focus on the works of Yuri Mamleev. Smith is a contributing translator and literary advisor to PRAV Publishing.