Ceyhun Mahmudlu was an associate professor at the Department of International Relations of Baku Engineering University. Before coming to Cornell, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Central Eurasian Studies of Indiana University. His teaching and research specialization comprise variety of topics such as Peace and Conflict Resolution, Energy policy and Security, Nationality and Ethnicities and Research Methods in Social Sciences. Ceyhun Mahmudlu is a co-editor of Azerbaijani and Beyond: Perspectives on the Construction of National Identity, (Verlag Dr. Köster, 2017). Currently, he is working on the book project State, Law and Islam in Azerbaijan (on changing religious policy in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan).
His recent works have appeared at Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, Energies, Sustainability, Problems of Post-Communism and so on.