Federica Prina is Lecturer in Security Studies at Central and East European Studies (CEES), School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow. Between 2014 and 2017 she was a Research Associate at CEES, working on a comparative research project on national cultural autonomy and minority rights Eastern Europe. Previous research was on the implementation of international standards on cultural rights of national minorities in the Russian Federation. Her publications include the book National Minorities in Putin’s Russia: Diversity and Assimilation (Routledge, 2016), and various articles on ethnic identity, minority participation, and cultural and linguistic rights in the Eastern European context. From 2011 to 2013 Prina was a researcher at the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI). From 2012 to 2014 she was the editor of the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, and since 2015 she is one of the managing editors of the European Yearbook of Minority Issues. In 2009-11 she was involved in the joint Council of Europe/EU programme ‘Minorities in Russia: Developing Culture, Language, Media and Civil Society’.