Sergei V. Golunov is a lead researcher at the Group on Peace and Conflict Studies, Department of International Political Problem and an editor of the journal «Pathways to Peace and Security».
1995 – Diploma in History, Volgograd State University (M.A. equiv).
1998 – Candidate of Sciences in History, Institute of Oriental Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences).
1998–2009, 2011–2012 – lecturer in Area Studies and International Relations, Volgograd State University.
2008 – Doctor of Sciences (Dr. Habil.) in Political Science, Nizhny Novgorod State University.
2009–2011 – Marie Curie Research Fellow, project on “EU-Russia Border Security Issues”, International Boundaries Research Unit, Durham University (UK).
2012–2014 – Research Fellow, Centre for EU-Russian Studies, University of Tartu (Estonia).
2014–2015 – Visiting Professor, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University (Japan).
2015–2018 – Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan), member, Kyushu University Border Studies Group.
Sergei Golunov’s research is focused primarily on Border Studies issues, including border security, cross-border cooperation, and informal cross-border practices. His regional focus is mainly on post-Soviet borders, with some of his research also dealing with comparative regional and global border related issues and trans-regional cross-border issues (irregular migration, transnational crime etc.). He also works on Russia’s relations with neighboring states and regional security issues in Central Asia.
Sergei Golunov is the author of more than 190 research publications. His monographs include “EU-Russian Border Security: Challenges, (Mis)Perceptions, and Responses” (Routledge, 2012).