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Margarita Kuleva

Associate researcher of the Centre for German and European Studies

Head of the art and design school, senior lecturer at the department of sociology, researcher at the Centre for youth studies NRU HSE



Areas of research:

  • Sociology of  the arts
  • Issues of cultural production and art as labor
  • Youth cultures
  • Clothing, consumption, and fashion
  • Youth studies

Foreign languages:

  • English


  • 2011-2017 PhD-student National Research University Higher School of Economics, Sociology Department
  • 2011 MA in sociology, St. Petersburg branch of NRU HSE
  • 2009 BA in liberal arts, Smolny Institute of Liberal Sciences and Arts, St.-Petersburg State University / Bard College, NY
  • 2003-2004 student at Philosophy Department, SPBU

Professional experience:

  • 2018-present Department of Design and Contemporary Art, School of Arts and Humanities, HSE, Chair 
  • 2015 (August) visiting fellow Bielefeld University
  • 2014-2017 PhD-fellow, Centre for German and European studies SpbSU - Bielefeld University
  • 2013-present  senior lecturer, Sociology Department, NRU HSE St. Petersburg
  • 2010-present research fellow, Centre for Youth Studies NRU HSE St. Petersburg
  • 2010-2011 editor, Editorial and Publish Department of NRU HSE St. Petersburg
  • 2007-2009 editor of culture column, ’Moy rayon’ newspaper
  • 2005-2006 observer, ’Time Out St. Petersburg’ magazine

Research projects:

  • 2018-present Dynamic of sociocultural network structures: Analysis of European creative collectives (The project is supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research)
  • 2014-2017 ’Co-evolution of Knowledge and Communication Networks: Structural Dynamics of Creative Collectives in European Cultural Capitals’ (KNOCOMM), Centre for German and European Studies, field coordinator of London case (The project was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities)
  • 2015 ’Family tree of Russian Contemporary Art’, Garage museum of contemporary art, researcher
  • 2014-2015 ’Youth Solidarities and Generations of XXI Century: Meaning of Labor and Consumption’, CYS NRU HSE, researcher
  • 2014 European biennale of contemporary art Manifesta10 public survey, research coordinator
  • 2013-2014 ’Creative city: reformatting the public space’, ’Creative city’ research group, NRU HSE, researcher
  • 2012 ’Innovation potential of Russia’s young people: solidarity, activism, civic responsibility’, CYS NRU HSE, researcher
  • 2011-2012 ’Between discipline and experiment: Youth’s everyday body regimes in Russia’s current socio-economic conditions’, CYS NRU HSE, researcher
  • 2011-present International research project MYPLACE – ’Memory, Youth, Politic Legacy And Civic Engagement’, FP7 Framework, interviewer
  • 2011 ’Youth solidarities in the local and global context: Economy, Politics, Culture’, CYS NRU HSE, researcher
  • 2010 ’New social movements of Youth’, CYS NRU HSE, researcher

Awards & Fellowship:

Selected publications:


  • Web page: https://www.hse.ru/en/org/persons/20185240 
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  • Phone: +79046014877 (St. Petersburg); 07944965020 (London)

Curriculum Vitae with publications