Igor Okunev

Current position | Director & Professorial Research Fellow, Center for Spatial Analysis in International Relations at MGIMO University (Moscow).

Membership in editorial boards and professional associations |
Co-Chair, International Political Science Association, Research Committee on Geopolitics
Member, Association of American Geographers
Member, Russian Geographical Society
Member, International Studies Association
Executive Editor, Comparative Politics
Editorial Board member, Cultural Relations Quarterly Review

Academic leadership in research grants
2019–2022 — Russian Science Foundation: Transformation of electoral behavior in the regions of foreign countries bordering on the Russian Federation: comparative spatial analysis
2017–2019 — Russian Science Foundation: Transformation of Territorial Identity in the Merged Autonomous Regions of Russia (Comparative Analysis Based on Field Studies)
2015–2016 — Russian Foundation for Humanities: Capital in State-Building: Genesis, Social Constructivism, Typology.

Professional honors |
MGIMO Ivan Tyulin Award 2020 - Best research book (for “Basics of Spatial Analysis”)
Russian International Studies Association 2017 - Best International Studies Scholar (for book “Capital Cities in Critical Geopolitics Mirror)”
Russian International Affairs Council 2014 - Best Young Journalist in International Relations

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ru/citations?user=hH_s7woAAAAJ&hl=en
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Publications | He has publications in Russian and English on political geography, geopolitics, federalism studies and comparative politics.


Institute for Cultural Relations Policy