Born September 8, 1981 in Leningrad.
2002: received a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia.
2004: received an M.A. from the Department of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University.
2006: received a Ph.D. in political science.
2010 to the present: served as Deputy Head of the Department of International Politics, St. Petersburg State University.
Maria Lagutina is a member of the Russian Geographical Society and the International Studies Association (ISA).