PhD Student, Sociology (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
MA, Sociology, 2006 (European University at Saint Petersburg/ Helsinki University)
BA, Social Anthropology, 2005 (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia)
AWARDS AND HONORS
2017 W. R. Hearst Graduate Assistantship at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, CUNY Graduate Center
2015-2014 The Graduate Center Fellowship (GCF), City University of New York
2016 Conference Presentation Support Fund (The Graduate Center, CUNY). ASEEES Congress, Washington D.C.
2012-2013 Andrew Gagarin Fellowship at the Andrew Gagarin Center for Human Rights at Bard/ Smolny, St. Petersburg State University.
2011 International Journal for Urban and Regional Research (IJURR) and Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies (FURS) Scholarship for participation in the Second RC21-IJURR-FURS ‘Comparative Urban Studies’ School, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 1-12 July 2011.
2007 TEMPUS-Fellowship, 2007 at the Department for Political and Social Sciences, Genova University, Italy.
2003-2004 German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Scholarship. 10.2003 – 03.2004 at the Bielefeld University, Germany.
Book Chapters in other languages
Articles in other languages
2015-2017 Hunter College, City University of New York, NY, USA, Department of Sociology. Course: Social Movements, 2015-2017
2011-2014 St. Petersburg State University, Russia, Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Bard/ Smolny). Courses: Political Sociology, Social Movements, Qualitative Research Methods
2008-2014 State National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Department of Sociology. Courses: Urban Sociology, Sociology of Consumption, Cultures of Consumption
Researcher (interviewing, analyzing data, writing reports) in projects:
2016 Research Assistant. Community Needs Assessment, Community Board 6, Brooklyn, New York. Project Leader: Prof. Mary Lutz, City College, CUNY.
2011-2014 MYPLACE: Memory, Youth, Political Legacy, and Civic Engagement. Funded by European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Project Leader: Hilary Pilkington, Warwick University, UK. 2011-2014.
2012-2013 Youth Citizenship. Funded by the Basic Research Programme of the Higher School of Economics (HSE). Project Leader: Elena Omelchenko, HSE, Russia. 2012-2013.
2011-2012 Youth Solidarities in Global and Local Context. Funded by the Basic Research Programme of the Higher School of Economics. Project Leader: Elena Omelchenko, HSE, Russia. 2011-2012.
CONFERENCE ACTIVITY/ PARTICIPATION
2017 Conference of the ISA Research Committee 21 (RC21) “Sociology of Urban and Regional Development”, “Rethinking Urban Global Justice”. Panel “Social Production of Urban Periphery/ High-rise Suburbia” (with Oksana Zaporozhets)
2016 Association of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) 2016 Congress. Washington, D.C. Paper: “Urban activism virtual and real: social media and urban interventions in contemporary Russia”
2015 85th Annual Meeting, Eastern Sociological Society (ESS). February 26-March 1, 2015 New York. Paper: “Mechanisms of Political Apathy: Powerlessness or Indifference”
2013 12th Nordic Youth Research Symposium (NYRIS 12) “Changing Societies and Cultures: Youth in the Digital Age”. 12-14 June 2013. Tallinn, Estonia. Paper: “Place-based solidarities? Local identities of youth and urban public space in St. Petersburg”
2013 Conference “Street Art in the Changing City: Theoretical Perspectives”, Moscow, June 7–8 2013. Paper: “Reinterpreting the Public Space: Creativity in the City”
2012 Conference “Blackbox Youth: New Perspectives on East-European Youth Cultures”, 2-4 November 2012, Free University, Berlin, Germany. Paper: “Young Politics? The Emergence of the Social Network of Young Politicians in St. Petersburg”
2012 International Sociological Association (ISA) 2nd Forum “Social Justice and Democratization”, 1-4 August 2012, Buenos-Aires, Argentina. Paper: “Public Spaces as Spaces of Fear and Alienation”
2011 RC 21 Conference “The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings”. Session Belonging, exclusion, public and quasi-public space. Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 7-9 2011. Paper: “”Learning to use the public space”: perception of the urban spaces in the post-soviet context”
2013 “Artists, Art Communities and Creative Initiatives in the Urban Spaces of Russia and Europe.” Seminar of the Young Scholars Council, May 15th 2013. St. Petersburg. “Self-Organizing Urban Initiatives”
2012 “Common places in the study of public places: on the methodology in urban studies.” Presentation at the seminar “Critical social and human sciences”. St. Petersburg State University, 1 April 2012.
Social Movements, Political Sociology, Urban Sociology
International Sociological Association (ISA): Research Committee 21 “Urban and Regional Development” (RC21), Board Member (PhD Representative) 2014-2018
American Sociological Association (ASA): Community and Urban Sociology, Collective Behavior and Social Movements
Colloquium Committee (Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center), 2015/2016
Languages German/ fluent; Russian/ native
Software SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences); Stata; NVivo (Computer based analysis of qualitative data); QGIS
Available upon request