Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth.
Mark’s research examines social movements, insurgency and political violence, leadership, and ideology, with a particular focus on Russia’s North Caucasus. Mark joined the University of Portsmouth in September 2019, having completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham.
Mark’s doctoral research examined questions of ideological variance and change across the North Caucasus insurgency, evaluating ideology’s relationship to internal movement dynamics and political environments. This research drew on his fluent Russian and developing Turkish language skills to examine extensive, unique primary source datasets, and to conduct field research in Russia and Turkey.