Miroslav Mares (1974) is professor at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Studies Masaryk University (FSS MU). He is guarantor of the study program Security and Strategic Studies and researcher of at the International Institute of Political Science of the FSS MU. He focuses on the research on extremism, terrorism and security policy, namely in the Central European context. He is an expert of the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) in the EU and member of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues.
He is a co-author (with Astrid Bötticher) of the book „Extremismus – Theorien – Konzepte – Formen“ (Oldenbourg Verlag, 2012), co-editor (with Tore Bjørgo) of the book „Vigilantism against Migrants and Minorities“ (Routledge, 2019) and author or co-author more than 300 scientific academic articles, chapters and books.