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Faculty Bios

Oleg Korneev

Academic Supervisor, Associate Professor

Oleg Korneev is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, as well as the Academic Supervisor of the MA Programmes “Comparative Politics of Eurasia” and “Comparative Russian and Eurasian Politics” (double degree with UCL), National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University, St. Petersburg, Russia). Oleg received his PhD in International History from Tomsk State University (Russia) in 2009. In 2006-2007, he was an InBev-Baillet Latour Visiting PhD Researcher at the Institute for International and European Policy, Catholic University of Leuven (KUL, Belgium). In 2010-2019, he conducted research and taught at University of Paris 13 (France), University of Sheffield (UK), European University Institute (Italy), Sciences Po Paris (France), and Tomsk State University (Russia). Oleg’s research focuses on global migration governance, global health governance, international organizations, expert knowledge, and migration policies of the European Union, Russia and Central Asian countries, as well as regional migration governance in Eurasia. His research projects were supported by funding from the French National Research Agency (ANR, 2016-2019), the European Union (Marie Curie Programme, 2013-2015), European University Institute (Jean Monnet Fellowship, 2011-2013) and the City of Paris (2010-2011). His work has appeared, in particular, in Global Governance, Global Social Policy, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, European Journal of Migration and Law, European Foreign Affairs Review, Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest, Baltic Region. Oleg has delivered invited lectures at University of Geneva, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Almaty), Catholic University of Leuven, Free University of Brussels, American University of Central Asia (Bishkek), Russian University of Peoples’ Friendship (Moscow) as well as at seminars/trainings for practitioners provided by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), Doctors of the World. He has contributed to policy reports on challenges and prospects of the EU-Russia Visa Dialogue (for the European Commission and the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum) and on links between environmental changes and migration in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (for the UK Government Office for Science and the World Bank). He serves in the editorial college of Migration Politics.
Stanislav Shkel

Professor

 
Stanislav Shkel is an Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University, St. Petersburg, Russia). Stanislav received his PhD in Political Science from Bashkir State University (Russia) in 2002. In 2015 he received Degree of Doctor in Political Science from Moscow Humanitarian University (Russia). In 2002-2016, he conducted research and taught at Ufa State Petroleum Technology University (Russia).  In 2017-2019, he work as a senior researcher at the Center for Comparative History and Politics at Perm State University (Russia).  Stanislav’s research focuses on contemporary autocracies, political development in the post-Soviet states, electoral processes, as well as sub-national and local politics in Russia. His research projects were supported by funding from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (2018-2021) and Academy  of Finland (research mobility in Finland, 2021). His work has appeared, in particular, in Russian Politics, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Demokratizatsiya: the journal of post-Soviet democratization.
Andrey N. Scherbak

Associate Professor

 

 

Irina Busygina

Professor

 
Irina Busygina is a Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Centre for Comparative Governance Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University, St. Petersburg, Russia). Prof. Busygina received her PhD in Economics from the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences in 1992 and her Doctor of Science in Politics (Habilitation Degree) from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 2000. She has conducted research and taught at Institute of Europe/Russian Academy of Sciences, MGIMO (Russia), Aleksanteri Institute/University of Helsinki (Finland), Free University of Berlin (Germany), Uppsala University (Sweden), State University of New York (SUNY, USA), Hokkaido University (Japan), Harvard University (USA). Her research focuses on comparative politics, globalization and regional integration, European integration, comparative federalism, German politics, Russian foreign policy, EU-Russia relations. Her research was supported and acclaimed by MGIMO, HSE University, Russian Association of Political Science, Slavic Research Centre/Hokkaido University (Japan), European Academy for young scientists (Paris), Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Germany) and Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Germany). Prof. Busygina has published widely, in particular, articles in Problems of Post-Communism, European Politics and Society, European Security, Russian Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, Journal of Eurasian Studies, Journal of Borderland Studies, Baltic Region, and chapters in multiple edited volumes . She has also written and edited several books, including her most recent monograph Russia-EU Relations and the Common Neighborhood: Coercion Versus Authority (Routledge, 2018). She is member of editorial boards of the journals Russian Politics (Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands, and Boston, USA), Baltic Region (Kant University, Kaliningrad, Russia) and Vestnik of Perm State University: Series “Political Science” (Perm, Russia). She has delivered invited lectures at Free University of Berlin, University of Helsinki, South Kazakh State University (Chimkent), Regensburg University (Germany), Seoul National University, American University in Central Asia (Bishkek), University of Bergen (Norway). She is part of various expert groups such as Research Council of the Russian Academy of Science (on problems of ethnic relations and nationalism), Association of European Studies (Russia), Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Carnegie Endowment.
 

 

Dmitry Dubrovsky

Associate Professor

 

 

Yana Krupets

Associate Professor

 
Yana Krupets is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology. She is also a Deputy Director in the Centre for Youth Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University, St. Petersburg, Russia). Yana received her PhD in Sociology from Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow) in 2007. She works in HSE University from 2011. Yana’s research interests are youth studies, youth employment and labour market, youth citizenship and civic activism. She participates in the research projects of the Centre for Youth Studies and works primarily in qualitative methodology. She has publications in Journal of Youth Studies, Young, Community development journal, Studies of Transition States and Societies.
Ksenia Maksimovtsova

Associate Professor

 
Ksenia Maksimovtsova is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE, St. Petersburg, Russia). From September 2019 to August 2020, Ksenia has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Historical Research, HSE St. Petersburg, where she was involved in the international research project “Post-Imperial Diversities. Majority-Minority Relations in the Transition from Empires to Nation-States”. In March 2020, Maksimovtsova completed her visiting research fellowship at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, Germany, where she was involved in the activity of the Junior Research Group “Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts”, with her research project on the media representations of anti-Russian sanctions and countersanctions in the leading Russian and American digital media. In May 2018, she successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, and human rights from St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and Bard College (USA), and a master’s degree in sociology from St. Petersburg State University. Maksimovtsova’s research interests include language policy, post-Soviet studies, minority rights, ethnocultural diversity, as well as security studies, anti-Russian sanctions, and discursively constructed political conflicts. The results of her research appeared in the recently published volume Language Conflicts in Contemporary Estonia, Latvia, and Ukraine. A Comparative Exploration of Discourses in Post-Soviet Russian-Language Digital Media (Ibidem-Verlag, 2019). Ksenia’s research articles also appeared in edited volumes and various journals, such as East European Politics and Societies & Cultures, Journal of Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues, etc . Her research was supported by DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) in Germany within the framework of the German Excellence Initiative (PhD scholarship and postdoctoral career development grant). Ksenia Maksimovtsova has also widely participated in international academic events and conferences in the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, and Russia.
Andrey Starodubtsev

Associate Professor

 
Andrey Starodubtsev is a Dean of Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies, HSE University and an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations. He is a research fellow at the Centre for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian studies at the Aleksanteri Institute/University of Helsinki (Finland) and at the Center for Modernisation Studies at the European University (St.-Petersburg, Russia). Andrey received his PhD in Politics from Perm State University (Russia) in 2010. He has conducted research and taught at the the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College) of St. Petersburg State University. His research focuses on regional policy, comparative federalism, policy reforms. His research was supported and acclaimed by HSE University,  Aleksanteri Institute/University of Helsinki, European University (Saint-Petersburg), Russian Humanitarian Foundation, Gorbachev Foundation, Centre for Independent Social Research. His work has appeared, in particular, in Russian Politics, Russian Politics and Law, Europe-Asia Studies, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization. He has also written and edited several books, including his most recent monograph Federalism and Regional Policy in Contemporary Russia (Routledge, 2018).
Anna Tarasenko

Associate Professor

 
Anna Tarasenko is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Governance Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University, St. Petersburg, Russia). Anna holds a PhD in Political Science with focus on the non-profit sector development in Russia. She has conducted research on various types of civil society organisations, their involvement into social service provision as well as interest representation in Russia and other contexts. Anna’s current research focuses on outsourcing schemes introduced as part of the new public management agenda in Russia and explores regional variations in response to this reform. She has participated in several international research projects, including the UNRISD project “New Directions in Social Policy: Alternatives from and for the Global South” supervised by Professor Linda Cook from Brown University (2015-2016) and the project “A Child’s Right to a Family: Deinstitutionalization of Child Welfare in Putin’s Russia” run by Dr. Meri Kulmala, University of Helsinki (2017-2020). Anna’s work has appeared, in particular, in Europe-Asia Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, East European Politics, Journal of Social Policy Studies and several edited volumes. She is one of the editors and authors of the book Reforming Child Welfare in the Post-Soviet Space: Institutional Change in Russia recently published by Routledge. Anna has served as a reviewer for Civil Society Journal, East European Politics and Journal of Social Policy Studies. She has diverse experience in teaching and convening research seminars both in Russian and English at HSE University (St. Petersburg, Russia) and University of Helsinki (Finland).
András Gál

Senior Lecturer

 

 

Yury Kabanov

Senior Lecturer

 
Yury Kabanov is a senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, also a research fellow at the Centre of Comparative Governance Studies, as well as the deputy academic supervisor of the BA Programme in Political Science and World Politics, HSE University, St. Petersburg, Russia. Yury received his BA degree in the International Relations from Ivanovo State University (Russia) and MA degree in Political Science from HSE University. Yury’s research focuses on e-governance, politics of the Internet and comparative authoritarianism. He has participated in the projects funded by the Russian Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. He has organized numerous scientific and educational events, including the international conference on Digital Transformation and Global Society (DTGS), St. Petersburg International Conference on Inequality and Diversity, IPSA – HSE Summer School for Methods of Political & Social Research, HSE Model United Nations Conference (HSEIMUN) and others. His works are published in the Media and Communication, The Journal of Social Policy Studies (Zhurnal Issledovaniy Sotsial'noy Politiki), The World Economy and International Relations (Mirovaya ekonomika i mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya) and others.
Denis Stremoukhov

Senior Lecturer

 

 

Daniil Tiniakov

Lecturer