Mikhail Maslovskiy graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of Leningrad (St.-Petersburg) State University in 1991. He received an MA degree in Sociology from University of Warwick in 1995. He holds the degrees of Candidate of Sciences (1996) and Doctor of Sciences (2004). Since 2013 he has been working as Lead Researcher at the Sociological Institute of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was also a professor at National Research University Higher School of Economics at St.-Petersburg from 2014 to 2021. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Helsinki and Uppsala University.
His research is in Soviet and post-Soviet Russian politics and culture. In particular, he discussed application of the multiple modernities perspective in historical sociology to social processes in the USSR and Russia’s post-communist transformations. His articles have appeared in Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies and European Journal of Social Theory. His recent publications include chapters in edited volumes Russia as Civilization: Ideological Discourses in Politics, Media, and Academia (Routledge, 2020), Russian Modernization: A New Paradigm (Routledge, 2021) and an article in International Journal of Social Imaginaries (vol. 2, no.1, 2023).
The aim of his research project at CAS is to contribute to interdisciplinary conceptualization of civilizational politics. The project will be seeking to transcend the boundaries between various perspectives on civilizational politics worked out in historical sociology and international relations.