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Serghei Golunov


     Dr. of Sciences (Politics)
Lead Researcher
Group on Peace and Conflict Studies
Staff Member
Department of International Political Problems

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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).
19982009, 20112012 lecturer in Area Studies and International Relations, Volgograd State University.
2008 Doctor of Sciences (Dr. Habil.) in Political Science, Nizhny Novgorod State University.
20092011 Marie Curie Research Fellow, project on EU-Russia Border Security Issues, International Boundaries Research Unit, Durham University (UK).
20122014 Research Fellow, Centre for EU-Russian Studies, University of Tartu (Estonia).
20142015 Visiting Professor, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University (Japan).
20152018 Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan), member, Kyushu University Border Studies Group.

Sergei Golunovs 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 Russias 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).