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COFUND Junior Research Fellow, Durham University

Guzel Yusupova is COFUND International Junior Research Fellow at Durham University, UK. Her current research project focuses on minority nationalism, language attitudes and inter-ethnic solidarity in Russia. Her broader research interests include nationalism studies, sociology of ethnicity, multi/intercultural societies, social solidarity, complexity theory, language revitalization, Islam in Russia, qualitative methodology.
In 2016-2017 she was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) at Linköping University, Sweden. Previously she was Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Austria and Research Fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. She holds a PhD in Social Sciences from European University at Saint-Petersburg and has taught at the Kazan Federal University, Russia. Heracademic papers have been published in 'Nations and Nationalism', 'Problems of Post-Communism', 'Nationalities Papers', and 'National Identities' academic journals as well as in some Russian academic journals and edited volumes.


  • –present
    COFUND Junior Research Fellow, Durham University


  • 2013 
    European University at St Petersburg, PhD in Social Sciences