Andrey Makarychev is guest Professor at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science. His area of expertise and teaching includes Russian and European studies and EU – Russia relations. He had intensely published on a variety of topics related to Russian foreign policy, including co-edited volumes “Russia’s Changing Economic and Political Profiles” (Routledge, 2014) and “Mega-Events in post-Soviet Eurasia: Shifting Borderlines of Inclusion and Exclusion” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); a monograph “Russia and the EU in a Multipolar World” (Ibidem, 2014), a co-authored monograph “Celebration Borderlands in a Wider Europe: Nations and Identities in Ukraine, Georgia and Estonia” (Nomos, 2016). His research articles on EU, Russia and the common neighborhood countries were published in major peer-reviewed international journals such as ‘Problems of Post-Communism’, ‘Journal of International Relations and Development’, ‘Europe-Asia Studies’, ‘Journal of Eurasian Studies’, ‘Demokratizatsiya’, ‘European Urban and Regional Studies’, etc.
Andrey Makarychev’s record of previous employers includes – along with a number of Russian Universities – Danish Institute for International Studies (Copenhagen), Center for Security Studies, ETH (Zurich), and Institute for East European Studies (Free University, Berlin). He is a group coordinator in two international research projects: „Borders, Peoples and Institutions in the Baltic Sea Region“ (the University of Tartu and Free University of Berlin, supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) and „Religion as Soft Power in the South Caucasus“ (supported by Swiss National Science Foundation and administered by the University of Fribourg, Switzerland).