Larisa Deriglazova conducts research on asymmetric conflict when large, powerful countries go to war with smaller countries. As a professor of world politics in the Department of History at Tomsk State University in Russia, she also teaches courses in conflict, international humanitarian law, the social policy of the European Union, and sociology. Larisa also is Director of the Jean Monnett Center of Excellence, a knowledge hub on topics pertaining to the European Union at the university.
Previously she served as the director of Tomsk State's European Union Centre, which promotes the European Union as a strategic partner of Russia through education, research and outreach to young people, business professionals, educational institutions and nongovernmental organizations.
Larisa is the author of Great Powers, Small Wars: Asymmetric Conflict Since 1945 (Woodrow Wilson Center Press/Johns Hopkins University Press), which surveys armed conflicts post-World War II in which one power is much stronger than the other. In 2009, she was a Fulbright-Kennan Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.
Along with several international and Russian scholars, Larisa co-authored the first university peace studies textbook to be used in Russia.
Larisa began her master's degree at the Kroc Institute after completing her Ph.D. in history in Russia. Her M.A. has helped her make peace studies a more prominent course of study in her home country.
"At the Kroc Institute I received solid confirmation that peace studies is a respected academic field with a broad international community," she said. "Because of my degree, since I have returned to Russia my expertise has been very much in demand. I am regarded as a unique specialist."
Updated March 2018.