- University Teacher (Russian)
- University Teacher of Russian (Central and East European Studies)
Dr Khairov's main non-linguistic interest lies in the history of Russian visual culture and fine-art photography, and he is a member of The Russian Union of Photographic Artists. You can read his interview on art photography, as well view his artwork, in the September 2006 copy of the Russian magazine Tsifrovik (Digital Photographer). He has given a number of papers on this subject and has created a course on Russian 20th-Century Visual Culture, which was first given in Ireland and Finland and is currently being taught at Glasgow.
Apart from Russian, these include the following languages: Polish, Slovak, Czech, Serbian, Slovene, English. Dr Khairov has been awarded scholarships to Sweden (1995, 1997), Great Britain (1988) and Slovenia (1982, 1987). His basic research interests lie in the theory of Russian grammar, and in linguistic culturology with special reference to the reception of Russian and other Slavonic languages in different cultural and political contexts. Read his article on Joseph Brodsky’s linguistic reflections. He is co-author, with Dr John Dunn, of the volume Modern Russian Grammar, published by Routledge in 2008.