Iurii Agafonov

Researcher at the Center for Institutional Analysis of Science & Education, European University at St. Petersburg. Doctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki.

Iurii taught courses on foreign policy analysis, EU foreign policy, political regimes, post-Soviet studies, political sociology, and comparative political science at the European University in St. Petersburg, RANEPA, HSE St. Petersburg. Between 2018 and 2022 was a Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Public Policy Analysis.
Was a Research Fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute (Finland) in 2019 and a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute (Italy) in 2015.

Currently, he studies the foreign policy of the European Union and participates in research on the publication activity of Russian scientists using tools for parsing, analyzing, and visualizing data in R and Python. Academic interests relate to European studies, foreign policy analysis, EU foreign policy, and the dynamics of political regimes in the post-Soviet space, as well as public policy analysis, scraping, parsing, and quantitative analysis of data.

Center for Institutional Analysis of Science & Education, European University at St. Petersburg, April-October 2022, Research Fellow
Department of Political Science, European University at St. Petersburg, September 2022 – December 2022, Lecturer
Department of Political Science, Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, September 2019 – May 2022, Lecturer
Laboratory for Public Policy Analysis, Faculty of International Relations and Politics,
North-Western Institute of Management, RANEPA, September 2018 – February 2022, Research Fellow
Department of Comparative Political Studies, Faculty of International Relations and Politics, North-Western Institute of Management, RANEPA, September 2017 – February 2022, Lecturer
Department of Comparative Political Studies, North-Western Institute of Management, RANEPA, January 2016 – August 2017, Deputy Dean

Agafonov I., Sokolov M. (forthcoming) Russian Political Science in 2021: a Survey. Polis. Political Studies (in Russian).
Sokolov M., Agafonov I. (2022) Academic Reputations of Russian Political Scientists and the Russian Political Science Community. Preprint. CIANO EUSP, 23 p. (in Russian).
Agafonov I. (2018) Unintended Consequences of Europeanization: European Neighborhood Policy and Political Regimes of Eastern Partnership Countries. Foreign Policy and International Affairs of the European Union: Comprehending the Role of the EU in the World, pp. 127-146 (in Russian).
Agafonov I., Lepele V. (2016) The “Golden Doors” to Russian Business Elite: The Recruitment Process and the Structural Transformation of Large-scale Business in Post-Soviet Russia. Mir Rossii, vol. 25, no 3, pp. 97-125 (in Russian)
Agafonov I. (2015) Strategies of Elites of Eastern Partnership Countries as a Factor of Implementation of the European Neighborhood Policy: Theoretical Approach Revisited. International Organisations Research Journal, no. 4, pp. 115-130 (in Russian, in English)
Agafonov I. (2015) European Neighborhood Policy’s Impact on Political Regimes of Eastern Partnership Countries. MEMO Journal, no. 10, pp. 40-49 (in Russian)