Dr. Marat Iliyasov holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in diplomacy and international relations from IIRPS VU, as well as a master’s degree in Caucasus Studies from Ilia State University (Georgia). In 2017 he obtained a PhD in International Relations from St Andrews University (Scotland). Since 2021 he conducts a postdoctoral fellowship at IIRPS VU with a research project “Memories of War and Their Relevance for the Conflict: The Case of Chechnya“.
Dr. Iliyasov focuses on researching radicalization in Russia and the methods used in the country countering this process. He continues to collaborate with the Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies (MECACS), University of St Andrews focusing on social and in the North Caucasus.
Selected conference papers
Peace and conflict
Iliyasov, M. (2019). “Chechen Demographic Growth as a Reaction to Conflict: The Views of Chechens.” Europe-Asia Studies, 1-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2019.1602593
Iliyasov, M. (2018). “Chechen Ethnic Identity: Assessing the Change from Resistance to Submission.” Middle Eastern Studies, 54(3), 475-493. https://doi.org/10.1080/00263206.2018.1423967
Iliyasov, M. (2017). “Researching Chechen Diaspora in Europe: the Issues Faced”. The Inter-Disciplinary Political Science Journal, 3(1), 201-218. https://core.ac.uk/reader/141674270
Iliyasov, M. (2020). “Governance of religion in Russia: what, how, and why.” In Triandafyllidou, A. and Magazzini, T. (eds.) Routledge Handbook on the Governance of Religious Diversity. Routledge, 131-145.