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Rustam Urinboyev is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology of Law. He works at the intersection of sociology of law and ethnography, studying migration, corruption, governance and penal institutions in the context of Russia, Central Asia and Turkey. His current research projects focus on (a) migration, shadow economy and informal legal orders in hybrid political regimes, (b) corruption, informality and legal pluralism in Uzbekistan, (c) administrative law reform and legal integration in hybrid political regimes, and (d) informal hierarchies, religious orders and ethnic identities in Russian penal institutions. He is the author of Migration and Hybrid Political Regimes: Navigating the Legal Landscape in Russia (2020), published by the University of California Press.