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Durham University

School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Russian Studies

Staff in the Department of Russian

Dr Guzel Yusupova

COFUND Junior Research Fellow in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Room number: ER254, Elvet Riverside II

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From October 2017 she is COFUND Junior Research Fellow on the Cross-Language Dynamics (OWRI) project. Her research project focuses on minority nationalism, language revitalization and inter-ethnic solidarity in Russia. 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. She holds a PhD in Sociology from European University at Saint-Petersburg and has taught at the Kazan Federal University, Tatarstan, Russia.

Research Interests

  • Nationalism studies, sociology of ethnicity, multi/intercultural societies, social identity, complexity theory, language revitalization, Islam in Russia, qualitative methodology, Social Network Analysis

Selected Publications

Journal Article

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Selected Grants

  • 2017: Durham International Junior Research Fellowship
  • 2016: Visby Programme Scholarship granted by Swedish Institute, Sweden
  • 2015: Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellowship at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna/Austria