Igor Torbakov is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University and Associate Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. A trained historian, he specializes in Russian and Eurasian history and politics.
He was a Research Scholar at the Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow; a Visiting Scholar at the Kennan Institute (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars) in Washington, DC; a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University; a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University; a Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study; a Senior Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki; and a Visiting Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin.
He holds an MA in History from Moscow State University and a PhD from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. His recent publications discuss the history of Russian nationalism, the links between Russia´s domestic politics and foreign policy, Russia´s and Turkey´s geopolitical concepts, Russian-Ukrainian relations, and the politics of history and memory wars in Eastern Europe.
Areas of expertise: History of Russia and Eastern Europe, Russian intellectual history, history of Russian nationalism, Russia-Turkey relations.