Centre for Sociological and Political Sciences Studies

The main fields of the Centre's Studies:

1. Social and political aspects of interstate relations in Africa.
2. Transformation of social structures and political systems in African countries.
3. The evolution of political culture and mass consciousness.
4. The human factor of the social-economic development. Employment’s problems. The standard and quality of life.
5. Interaction of society and nature in the light of sustainable development concept.
6. Gender studies.

Head of the Centre - Valeriy Morozov, Ph.D. (Econ.)
E-mail: valpmorz@rambler.ru

Tel.: (495) 691-45-43
E-mail: social@inafr.ru

The Centre's Research Fellows:

Gleb STARUSHENKO, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor, Merited Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Member of the RAS Scientific Council for the Problems of Africa
• The international law and the problems of regional conflicts. The standard of society's socio-economic development as a factor of determining the transformation of socio-economic structures
• International system of management of political and social relations. Its impact on the processes in the post-Soviet states

Nina ALABUZHINA, Ph.D. (Econ.), Research Fellow
• Problems of poverty and employment in African countries
• Ecology and food crisis

Igor BOLSHOV, Ph.D. (Econ.), Senior Research Fellow
• Problems of economic, social and political development of the contemporary Nigeria
• Problems of Nigeria’s transition to civil governance,
• International links and foreign policy of Nigeria

Naila FARKHRUTDINOVA, Junior Research Fellow
• Islamic factor in the social life of African countries

Nina GRISHINA, Ph.D. (Hist.), Senior Research Fellow
• Gender relations in African countries
• the history of family in European countries
• Women in political spheres

Olga GROMOVA, Ph.D. (Hist.), Senior Research Fellow
• Processes of social disintegration in Africa. Social aspects of environmental crisis
• Migration in Africa

Vladilen GUSAROV, Dr Sc. (Geog.), Leading Research Fellow
• Socio-economic and ethno political processes in African countries
• Ecology of the African continent,
• Refugees in Africa

Nikolai KOSUKHIN, Dr Sc. (Hist.), Leading Research Fellow, Professor, Member of the RAS Scientific Council for the Problems of Africa
• Problems of political modernization, ideological trends in Africa
• Public organizations in developing countries

Natalia KRYLOVA, Dr Sc. (Hist.), Leading Research Fellow
• Russian Diaspora in Africa
• Gender studies

Lyubov PROKOPENKO, Ph.D. (Hist.), Senior Research Fellow
• Problems of political modernization in African countries
• Southern Africa's new political elite
•African studies in the countries of the former Eastern Europe

Svetlana PROZHOGINA, Dr Sc. (Phil.), Leading Research Fellow, Professor, Member of the RAS Scientific Council for the Problems of Africa
• North African immigrants to Europe (literary evidences). Gender aspect

Inna RYBALKINA, Ph.D. (Hist.), Senior Research Fellow
• The plight of women and children in Africa

Lyubov SADOVSKAYA, Ph.D. (Hist.), Senior Research Fellow
• Political culture of the African society
• Parliamentarism in Africa

Natalia VYSOTSKAYA, Ph.D. (Hist.), Senior Research Fellow, Member of the RAS Scientific Council for the Problems of Africa
• Nationalism in Tropical Africa
• Socio-economic consequences of structural adjustment programs
• Politics of France in. Africa