Dr. of History, Professor, Associate Professor (Assoc. Prof.)
Islamic institutions in the history and political culture of the Maghrib
professor, Department of Near and Middle Eastern History, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov
Author of more than 100 scholarly works, including monographs: Traditional Social Organization of Alawi Morocco (the mid-18th – early 19th century). Conceptions – Structures – Interrelations (M., Drevo Zhizni, 1998) and Political Islam in North African Countries. Past and Present (M., Moscow University Press, 2008; co-author with Maria F. Vidiassova).