PhD in Sociology, European University, Saint-Petersburg; Lecturer at Kazan Federal University, Volga Region
Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow
(October 2015 – March 2016)
Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Tatarstan: Developing a Theoretical Understanding of Religious Nationalism
The aim of my research is to design a theoretical and methodological framework for the study of religious ‘bottom-up’ nationalism, based on the case study of Tatar Islam in Tatarstan. I will try to elaborate a proficient analytical approach for future sociological studies of religious nationalism with a focus both on Islam and the post-Soviet context.