Alexandre Borovik is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Manchester, UK, where he was a Professor of Pure Mathematics since 1998 to his retirement in 2020. In 40+ years of his academic career he taught in universities in Russia, USA, UK and Turkey – countries with very different education systems, and different socioeconomic and political environments for mathematics education. He is primarily a hardcore mathematician who published three monographs (as well as textbooks, etc.) and 95 papers, and who continues to pursue research. He is also interested in methodology of mathematical practice in all its aspects, including teaching of mathematics and social, cultural, and political pressures on mathematics and mathematics education – and has published books and papers addressing these issues.