Guzel Yusupova is COFUND International Junior Research Fellow at Durham University, UK. Her current research project focuses on minority nationalism, language attitudes and inter-ethnic solidarity in Russia. Her broader research interests include sociology of ethnicity and nationalism, multi/intercultural societies, social solidarity, complexity theory, Islam in Russia and qualitative methodology. In 2016-2017 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) at Linköping University, Sweden. Previously she was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Austria and Research Fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the European University at Saint-Petersburg and has taught at the Kazan Federal University, Russia. Her papers have been published in ‘Nations and Nationalism’, ‘Problems of Post-Communism’, ‘Nationalities Papers’, and ‘National Identities’ academic journals as well as in some Russian academic journals and edited volumes.