1993-1998 Moscow State University, Historical faculty, Department of Ancient world. 1993-1998
Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, PhD on “Theology and social activity of Pentecostal movement in Russia”. 2001-2005
2005. Title: The Theology and social activity of Pentecostals.
2018. Title: The role of the Christian Churches in the resolution of the social and political crisises
Chief researcher, Department of social and political studies, Deputy Director of the Institute of Europe, head of the Center for the studies of problems of Religion and Society.
1998-2001 A member of Russian team of Keston Institute (Oxford, UK, president – Xenia Dennen). Moscow representative of Keston Institute in Moscow, correspondent of Keston News Service and magazine “Frontier”, author of more than 100 articles about t
1998 – present time. A research fellow of the scientific project of Keston Institute “Encyclopedia of religious life in Russia Today” (editors – Fr Michael Bourdeaux and Dr Sergei Filatov).
As a result of a project it was published four volumes on religious organizations and movements, three volumes on regional religious life, two books of articles and in 2014 was published the first volume of the second wave of that project –
“Religious and social life in Russian regions”. See: http://www.keston.org.uk/encyclopaedia.php
2004 – present time Author of the analytical web-site on religion, policy and society problems “Portal-Credo.Ru” (www.portal-credo.ru).
2004-present time The participant of the conferences and publication projects of Moscow Carnegie Center under the program “Religion, society and security”. See: http://carnegie.ru/experts/?fa=497
2005 – present time Senior researcher of Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, member of research Centre for problems of religion and society, deputy editor-in-chief of magazine “Contemporary Europe”, http://www.sov-europe.ru/
2006 – Head of Public Information Office of Slavic Centre for Law and Justice, editor-in-chief of the web-portal “Religion and Law”; www.sclj.ru .
2011 – Public policy scholar in Woodrow Wilson Center and Kennan Institute (subject: Religion and civil society in Russia and CIS).
Scope of scientific interests:
problems of civil society and human rights, sociology of religion, field research of religion, church-state relations, interreligious conflicts, Christian churches and society, Protestantism, new religious movements.
Total number of publications:
• Elibrary.ru: SPIN-код: 5644-2596, AuthorID: 371428 • Publications in Elibrary.ru: 404 • Citations in Elibrary.ru: 1641 • Index Hirsch: 17
Membership in scientific associations:
Member of Board in the magazines "Religion and Law", "Religion, state and society in Russia and abroad", Journal of Russian Studies.