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Working at the Center for Historical Research in the pandemic: Nadezhda Tikhonova and Xenia Cherkaev share their experience

Research fellows Nadezhda Tikhonova, Candidate of Sciences in History of Asian and African countries, and Xenia Cherkaev, PhD in Anthropology, who have been recruited for postdoctoral positions in framework of the postdoctoral programs of HSE, will continue their work at the Center for Historical Research in the 2021/2022 academic year. Xenia and Nadezhda shared their experience after the first work year at HSE – St. Petersburg.

Working at the Center for Historical Research in the pandemic: Nadezhda Tikhonova and Xenia Cherkaev share their experience

Nadezhda Tikhonova and Xenia Cherkaev have been working at the Center for Historical Research since September 2020. They decided to develop their academic track at HSE – St. Petersburg and successfully passed the competition for the second year in framework of the postdoctoral programs of HSE. Xenia and Nadezhda are sharing their impressions after the first work year at HSE – St. Petersburg.

Nadezhda Tikhonova

Центр исторических исследований: Научный сотрудник

Candidate of Sciences in History of Asian and African countries

I joined the Centre for Historical Research in September 2020 as a part of HSE University Russian postdoctoral fellowship programme, which has been implementing since 2018. This program is a brand-new career opportunity for young Russian scholars, so I commonly face the questions about postdoctoral fellowship and its features. Actually, I am an ordinary research fellow, and my working tasks are relevant to this position. At the same time, being a postdoc allows me to focus primarily on research activities.

Xenia Cherkaev

Центр исторических исследований: Научный сотрудник

PhD in Anthropology

Most of 2020/2021 academic year was spent online. I participated in local and international conferences, attended workshops and seminars organized by a myriad of academic institutions, taught classes and advised students – all without leaving my house. At the end of the school year, one student was surprised to see me in St. Petersburg: he had gotten the impression that I was teaching the class by Zoom from the US!