Serghei V. Golunov is a lead researcher at the Group on Peace and Conflict Studies, Department of International Political Problem and a research editor of the IMEMO journal «Pathways to Peace and Security».
Serghei 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.
Serghei Golunov is the author of more than 200 research publications, including articles in peer reviewed journals “Pacific Affairs”, “East European Politics and Societies”, “Alternatives: Global, Local, Political”, “Russian Politics and Law”, ”Russian Sociological Review”, “Geopolitics”, and ”Journal of Slavic Military Studies”. His monographs include “EU-Russian Border Security: Challenges, (Mis)Perceptions, and Responses” (Routledge, 2012).
Dr Golunov also teaches at the School of Government and International Programs, MGIMO-University, Moscow. He is a member of Russian Science Foundation project “Post-Soviet unrecognized states: factors of viability and risks for Russia” hosted by Institute of Georgraphy, Russian Academy of Sciences.
2015–2018 – Professor, Faculty of Law, Kyushu University (Fukuoka, Japan), member, Kyushu University Border Studies Group.
2014–2015 – Visiting Professor, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University (Japan).
2012–2014 – Research Fellow, Centre for EU-Russian Studies, University of Tartu (Estonia).
2009–2011 – Marie Curie Research Fellow, project on “EU-Russia Border Security Issues”, International Boundaries Research Unit, Durham University (UK).
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.
1998 – Candidate of Sciences in History, Institute of Oriental Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences).
1995 – Diploma in History, Volgograd State University (M.A. equiv).