Dr. Kevin Limonier

Dr. Kevin Limonier is an associate professor in geography and Slavic studies at the French Institute of Geopolitics (University of Paris 8), and vice-director of Geode, a research center dedicated to the geopolitics of the datasphere. He is also head of the Observatory of the Russian-Speaking Cyberspace, a research unit dedicated to the post-soviet segment of the Digital Space as a new geopolitical and technical object of studies. He gives lectures in several universities such as Saint Cyr Coetquidan (French military academy) and has been a lecturer of geopolitics at the Russian State University for Humanities for several years. His work focuses on the history and the geography of the Russian cyberspace, and on the development of new methods of Data collection and Data visualization for mapping digital exchanges, borders, and conflicts in Eurasia. He is also a specialist in innovation policies in the USSR and contemporary Russia. Dr. Limonier is an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program and visited San Francisco, CA as part of his project in May 2019.