Логотип CGES

Alexandra Nenko

Research Associate at the Centre for German and European Studies

Assosiate Professor, Institute of Design and Urban Studies, ITMO



Foreign languages:

  • English
  • Ukranian

Research areas:

  • Urban studies
  • Interdisciplinary research in the study of emotions, art and knowledge
  • Analysis of communicative and semantic networks


  • 2007-2010 Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Faculty of  Sociology (Ukraine), Ph.D. in Sociology
  • 2002-2007 Kharkiv National University, Faculty of Sociology (Ukraine), MA Sociology (Honours)

Research experience:

  • 2015-present  Arts for the City
  • Jan 2014-present 'Co-evolution of Knowledge and Communication Networks: Structural Dynamics of Creative Collectives in European Cultural Capitals' (2014-2017) (CGES) (supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities)
  • Jan 2014-Dec 2014 'Analysis of Creative Industries in St.Petersburg and Kaliningrad' (National Research University Higher School of Economics in Saint-Petersburg, Laboratory of Economics of Culture, Nordic Council of Ministers, Information Office in Saint-Petersburg)
  • Jan 2012-Dec 2014 ‘City SAGA. Public Spaces in Transformation’ (Nordic Council of Ministers, Information Office in Saint-Petersburg, the International Centre for Social and Economic Research Centre ‘Leontief Centre’, Centre for Independent Sociological Research, Open Urban Lab (Saint-Petersburg)
  • Jan 2013-Jan 2014 'Creative City' (National Research University Higher School of Economics in Saint-Petersburg)
  • Jan 2011-Dec 2012 'Knowledge Creation in Intellectual Networks' (Saint-Petersburg State University, Faculty of Sociology)
  • Jan 2011-Dec 2012 'Communicative Practices of Knowledge Creation in Social Space of a Modern City' (St. Petersburg State University)
  • Jan 2013-present International workshops on the topics of creativity, creative city, and creative networks. (Saint-Petersburg State University, CGES, National Research University Higher School of Economics in Saint-Petersburg, University of Barcelona, Free University of Berlin, King’s College London, University of Amsterdam)
  • 2009-2011 International Educational Project HESP / OSI ReSET 'Comparative Studies for Advances in Teaching Sociology' (Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, University of Aberdeen) 

Selected publications:


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