She is PhD. in Political Science, program manager for Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) since 2011 and research fellow for the Center for the Study of the Global Problems at the Institute for International Studies of Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO-University) since 2008. At RIAC she coordinates researches on several projects such as: “Political and economic dynamics in Central Asia”, “Eurasian Integration”, “International Migration Processes: Trends, Challenges and Outlook”. Has organized three international annual conferences on migration at RIAC (since 2015). In 2009-2010 worked as a fellow at Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation. Is an author and co-author of more than 30 publications and two monographs. Her research interests include Russia-EU relations, discourse analysis, issues of political sovereignty, trust and social integration, including the influence of migration on social cohesion and integration.