Timothy Heleniak

Timothy Heleniak
Research Associate
Samson Hall
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Population Geography


Polar regions

Russia and the former Soviet Union

Editor, Polar Geography


Chapters in Books

 “Arctic Populations and Migration”, Arctic Human Development Report, Arctic Council (expected 2014).

“Population, Health, and Migration”, Understanding Contemporary Russia, second edition in series “Understanding: Introduction to the States and Regions of the Contemporary World”, edited by Mike Bressler, Lynne Rienner Publishers: Boulder, Colorado and London (forthcoming).

“Population Change in the former Communist States of Europe and Asia”, The International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, Editor-in-Chief, Professor James D. Wright , Section Editors for Demography, Irma Elo and Andrew Foster, 15 pp. (forthcoming).

“Arctic Migration” Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, edited by Immanuel Ness, Wiley Blackwell, 2013, 9 pp. (DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm035).

“Russian International Migration, 20th Century” Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, edited by Immanuel Ness, Wiley Blackwell, 2013, 8 pp. (DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm467).

“Population Trends”, Return to Putin’s Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain, Fifth edition, edited by Stephen Wegren, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc., Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Plymouth, UK, 2012, pp. 149-172.

“The Evolution of Russian Migration Policy in the Post-Soviet Period”, Migration during an Era of Restriction, edited by David Leal, University of Texas at Austin (In press).

“Migration, Arctic”, Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands, edited by Alex C. Michalos, 2014, pp. 4050-4058.

“Migration and Population Change in the Russian Far North during the 1990s”, Migration in the Circumpolar North: Issues and Contexts, edited by Chris Southcott and Lee Huskey, Canadian Circumpolar Institute Press, University of Alberta: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2010, pp. 57-91.

“Russia’s Population Perils”, After Putin’s Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Unknown, Fourth edition. edited by Stephen Wegren and Dale Herspring, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc., 2009, pp. 133-158.

“Growth Poles and Ghost Towns in the Russian Far North”, Russia and the North, edited by Elana Wilson Rowe, University of Ottawa Press: Ottawa, 2009, pp. 129-163.


Journal articles

“International Comparisons of Population Mobility in Russia”, International Journal of Population Research ,Volume 2012, Article ID 361497, 13 pages, (doi:10.1155/2012/361497).

“The great exodus demographic trends on Russia's Northern periphery”, (In German. Der große exodus demographische trends an Russlands nördlicher peripherie), Osteuropa, vol. 61, issue 2-3, February-March 2011, pp. 371-386 (with T. Holzlehner and E. Khlinovskaya).

“Population Change in the Periphery: Changing Migration Patterns in the Russian North”, Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies, Vol. 9, No. 3, Winter 2010, pp. 9-40.

“Causes and Demographic Consequences of Fertility Decline in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe”, Marriage and Family Review, vol. 46, no.1, pp. 79-106, January-March 2010.

“Mortality Trends in the Former USSR", Geographische Rundschau, Special Issue on World Population, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 56-63, 2010.

“The role of attachment to place in migration decisions of the population of the Russian North”, Polar Geography, vol. 32, nos. 1-2, pp. 31-60, March-June 2009.