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ELENA A. BOGDANOVA

 

Aleksanteri Institute-Helsinki University

Unioninkatu 40 Helsinki 00170 Finland

Department of Sociology, European University at St. Petersburg,

6/1A Gagarinskaya st., St. Petersburg 191187 Russia, +7 (812) 386 7637,

mob: +79633175817, elbo@eu.spb.ru, bogdanova.nova@gmail.com

 

Main scientific interests

Post-socialist transformations, Legal modernisation, State and society relations, Legal culture, Social policy, Sociology of aging, Qualitative methods of social research

 

Education and degrees awarded

2021: PhD, The University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Department of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Legislative Studies Program (cum lade).

2002: MA in Sociology, European University at St.Petersburg / Helsinki University, Postgraduate Program in Political Science and Sociology.

2000: Diploma in Sociology, Samara State University.

 

Employment

2022 - present: Research Fellow at Aleksanteri Institute-Helsinki University.

2016 – present: Assistant Professor of The European University at St.Petersburg (EUSPb).

2011 – present: Member of Editorial Board of International Journal “Laboratorium: Review of Social Research” http://soclabo.org.

 

Awards, prizes and honors

2012-2013: Winner of the ISA Worldwide Competition of Young Sociologists.

2005: Merit Award Certificate of International Sociological Association, resulting the Worldwide Competition of Young Sociologists.

 

Other education and training, qualifications and skills

March – July, 2017: Fulbright Fellowship. Visiting researcher at Elliott School, George Washington University, Washington, US.

January – March, 2015: British Council Researcher Links programme. Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, UK.

July 5-6, 2013: Workshop “European Union and Eurasian Customs Union,” St. Petersburg State University.

March – May, 2011: Visiting Fellow at Aleksanteri Institute Fellowship, Helsinki University.

May 11 – 14, 2006: Workshop in Sequential Analysis. ZDES, St. Petersburg.

April 12 – 26, 2005: Course of Michael Urban in Political Discourse Analysis, EUSPb.

February – June, 2005: Visiting Researcher at The Renvall Institution, Helsinki University.

November, 2002 – May, 2003: Visiting researcher at The Institute of Sociology, Magdeburg University.

 

Scientific and societal impact of research (in all over 60)

Scientific Metrics

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5640-1231.

Scholar.google (H-index – 9).

Scopus Author ID: 57189846639 (H-index - 5).

WOS ResearcherID: G-7189-2018 (H-index - 4).

РИНЦ SPIN-код: 3360-8756, AuthorID: 808983 (Индекс Хирша – 7).

 

Scientific books (monographs) and special issues of journals (in all 9)

Bogdanova Elena. 2021. Complaints to the Authorities in Russia: A Trap Between Tradition and Legal Modernization. Routledge. ISBN 9781138308725.

Bogdanova Elena and Zelikova Iulia (eds.). 2020. “Shifting Normativities in the Life of the Elderly.” Thematic Issue of Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research 2.

Bogdanova Elena, Kulmala Meri, and Cook Linda (eds.). 2018. Thematic issue “The Carrot or the Stick? Constraints and Opportunities of Russia’s CSO Policy.”  Europe-Asia Studies  70:4.

Elena Bogdanova (ed.). 2017. Thematic Issue “NGOs under State Regulation: Strengths and Weaknesses of the Russian Civil Society.” Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research 3.

Vihavainen Timo and Elena Bogdanova (eds.). 2015. Communism and Consumerism. The Soviet Alternative to the Affluent Society. Brill. ISBN: 978-90-04-30396-6.

 

Peer-reviewed scientific articles and books contribution (in all 24)

Bogdanova, Elena. 2021. “Kollektivnaia strategiia resheniia problem ZhKKh v usloviiakh ‘starogo sosedstva’ v rossiiskom megapolise. Mozhno li pesok rastvorit’ v vode?” [Collective Strategy for Solving Problems of Housing and Communal Services in the Context of the "Old Neighborhood" in the Russian Metropolis. Can Sand be Dissolved in Water?] Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research 2:73-101. DOI: 10.25285/2078-1938-2021-13-2-73-101 (in Russian).

Elena Bogdanova, Grigoryeva Irina. 2020. “The Crisis of Neoliberal Project of Aging Under The COVID-19 Pandemic: From Compulsory Activity to Mandatory Isolation.” The Journal of Adult Protection 23(2):76-85. DOI: 10.1108/JAP-08-2020-0038.

Bogdanova Elena. 2019. “Obtaining redress for abuse of office in Russia: The Soviet legacy and the long road to administrative justice.” Pp.297-330 in Solomon Peter and Gadowska Kaja (eds.) Legal Change in Post-Communist State. Progress, Reversions, Explanations. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag.

Bogdanova Elena. 2019. "Objectives of Russian Law Schools Today: What Is The ‘Ideal Jurist’?" International Journal of the Legal Profession 29(2-3): 295-320. https://doi.org/10.1080/09695958.2019.1637743.

Bindman Eleanor, Kulmala, Meri, Bogdanova, Elena. 2019. “NGOs and the policy-making process in Russia: The case of child welfare reform”. Governance 32:207–222. https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12366.

Bogdanova Elena. 2018. “Obtaining redress for abuse of office in Russia: The Soviet legacy and the long road to administrative justice.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies 51(3):1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2018.07.002.

Bogdanova, Elena, Linda J. Cook, Kulmala, Meri. 2018. “The Carrot or the Stick? Constraints and Opportunities of Russia’s CSO Policy.” Europe-Asia Studies 70:4, 501-513. DOI: 10.1080/09668136.2018.1471803.

Elena Bogdanova. 2017. “NGOs under State Regulation: Strengths and Weaknesses of the Russian Civil Society.” Introduction. Thematic issue of Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research 3: 5-11. DOI: 10.25285/2078-1938-2017-9-3-5-10.

Bogdanova, Elena. 2017. “Gosudarstvennoe regulirovanie NKO: Sila i slabost’ rossiiskogo grazhdanskogo obshchestva.” Vvedenie. Thematic issue of Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research 3: 12 – 19. DOI: 10.25285/2078-1938-2017-9-3-11-17.

Bogdanova, Elena. 2017. “SOS Children’s Villages in contemporary Russia: balancing between institutional and family forms of orphans’ care.” Journal of Social Policy Studies 3(15): 395-406. DOI: 10.17323/727-0634-2017-15-3-395-406.

Bogdanova, Elena. 2017. “Granitsa mezdu publichnym i privatnym v zvukovom soobshchestve: issledovanie sovremennogo rossiiskogo sela.” Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research 1:4-29 (in Russian).

Bogdanova Elena. 2016. “Trudovye otnosheniia s uchastiem pensionerov: zabota ili manipuliatsiia? [Labor relations involving pensioners: a care or manipulation?].” The Journal of Social Policy Studies 14 (4): 535-550 (in Russian).

Bogdanova Elena, Eleanor Bindman. 2016. “NGOs, Policy Entrepreneurship and Child Protection in Russia:  Pitfalls and Prospects for Civil Society.” Demokratisatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 24 (2) Spring: 143-171.

Aasland Aadne, Mikkel Berg-Nordlie, Elena Bogdanova. 2016. “Encouraged but Controlled: Governance Networks in Russian Regions”. East European Politics 32 (2): 148-169. https://doi.org/10.1080/21599165.2016.1167042.

Bogdanova, Elena, Tkach, Olga, Aasland, Aadne. 2016. “Network Governance in Russia: Costs and Benefits.” Introduction for the Thematic Issue of Demokratisatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 24 (2) Spring: 1-4.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Non-refereed scientific articles (in all 26)

Bogdanova, Elena. 2019. ‘Rezhim zaboty o pozhilykh liudiakh v periferiinykh poseleniiakh: uspekhi I neudachi v preodolenii sotsial’nogo iskliucheniia” [Regime of Care for Elderly People with Limited Mobility in Peripheral Settlements: Successes and Failures in Overcoming Social Exclusion]. Pp. 277-310 in Borozdina, Ekaterina, Temkina, Anna, and Elena Zdravomyslova (eds.) Kriticheskaia sotsiologiia zaboty [Critical sociology of care]. SPb: EUSPb (in Russian).

Bogdanova, Elena, Chikadze, Elena, Kravets, Natalia, Skibo Daria, Anastasiia Asikiainen. 2015. Problemy integratsii v obshchestvo pozhilykh malomobil’nykh liudei, postradavshikh ot national-sotsializma. Analiticheskii otchet [Problems of Social Integration of Elderly People with Limited Mobility Who Suffered from National Socialism. Analytical Report.] CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) Russia / CISR (https://www.academia.edu/26283949/Проблемы_интеграции_в_общество_пожилых_маломобильных людей_пострадавших_от_национал-социализма) (in Russian).

Bogdanova, Elena.  2016. "Malomobil’nye pozhilye v sovremennoi Rossii: biographicheskie aspekty sotsial’nogo iskliucheniia” [Elderly People with Limited Mobility in Contemporary Russia: Biographical Aspects of Social Exclusion]. Pp. 422-430 in Bozhkov, Oleg (ed.) Perspektivy Sotsiologii. Sbornik Nauchnykh Dokladov Konferentsii [Perspectives of Sociology]. SPb: Eidos  (in Russian).

 

Theses

Bogdanova Elena. 2021. Complaints to the Authorities in Russia: A Trap Between Tradition and Legal Modernization. Dissertation in Social Sciences and Business Studies. Joensuu: University of Eastern Finland.

 

Writing and editing in progress

Bogdanova Elena and Titterton, Mike. 2022. Health and Welfare Governance in Russia: Risk, Public-Private Partnership and Commercial Offer in the Russian Welfare System for Older People. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding.

Nizamova, Aliia and Bogdanova, Elena. Community care about the elderly in rural Russia under COVID-19 self-isolation regime: risks and advantages. The International Journal of Care and Caring.

Bogdanova, Elena. Complaints to the Authority in Russia: Instrumental Emotionality of the Soviet and Post-Soviet Social Contract. Slavic Review.

 

Art-science experience

Bogdanova, Elena. 2019. “This all is with me.” Public performance at Annual fest “Happy and Active Longevity”. In collaboration with Pop-Up Theatre.

Bogdanova, Elena. 2018. Performance “The Myth of the Common Good” at public exhibition “If Your Iron Got Broken….” The performance was devoted to practices and problems of neighbors cooperation.

 

Research experience, including leadership and supervision (in all over 30)

2018 – 2022: “Sociological Aspects of Development of a Long-term Care in Russia.” Supported by EUSPb. Researcher.

2012 – 2021: “Complaints to the Authorities in Russia: A Trap Between Tradition and Legal Modernization.” Individual project, supported by the University of Eastern Finland

2019-2021: “Respect to the Elderly in Contemporary Russian Society.” Individual project,  Supported by EUSPb.

2017 – 2022: “The Layered Cake of Russian-Finnish Neighborness: Everyday Interactions at Different Scales.” Collaborative project, supported by Kone Foundation.

2015 – 2018: “A Child’s Right to Family: Deinstitutionalization of Child Welfare in Putin’s Russia.” Collaborative project, supported by Kone Foundation and Academy of Finland. Researcher.

2016 – 2017: “New Practices of Russian NGOs in Social Sphere.” Collaborative project, supported by the Center for East-European and International Studies. Researcher.

2015: “Integration of Immobile Elderly People into Social Life.” Collaborative project, supported by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Leader of the Project. Leader of the Project.

2013 – 2015: “Network Governance: a Tool for Understanding Russian Policy Thinking and Policy Making.” Collaborative international project, supported by the Research Council of Norway. Researcher.

2012: “A tale of two laws: the twenty year history of the law on rehabilitation of victims of political repression”, supported by National Council for Eurasian and East European Research.

2010 – 2012: “Petitions as a form and a means of political communication in Russia”. Collaborative international project, supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) in 1.7.2008-30.6.2012. Researcher in the North-West region of Russia.

 

  

Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence

European University at St. Petersburg (Graduate level)

2019 – Annual open reading group “New Conceptions of Ageing in Social Research,” EUSPb.

2018 –  Educational course “Academic Writing,” EUSPb, 96 hours.

2016 – Educational course “Analysis of Qualitative Data,” EUSPb, 192 hours.

2016-2019 – Educational course “Theories of Social Inequalities and Social Stratification,” EUSPb, 192 hours (assisting).

Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Undergraduate level)

2017-2018 Educational course for undergraduates of international program “Russian Studies,” RANEPA, St.Petersburg, 108 hours.

2016 – Educational course for undergraduates “Sociology,” RANEPA, St.Petersburg, 108 hours.

University of Eastern Finland (Graduate and Undergraduate levels)

2015 – Educational course for postgraduates “Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Empirical Legal Studies,”  University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, 208 hours (in collaboration with Aryna Dmitrieva).

2013-2020: Educational course for undergraduates of international program “Russian Legal Culture,” University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, 104 hours.

State Research University – Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg) (Undergraduate level)

2006 – 2007: Educational course for undergraduates “Qualitative Methods in Sociological Research,” Sate University - Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, 148 hours.

 

Conference activity and participation (in all over 100)

Conference and panel organization

2021: Annual Convention of ASEEES. Presentation of the book “Bogdanova, Elena. 2021. Complaints to the Authorities in Russia: A Trap Between Tradition and  Legal Modernization. Routledge” Participants of the discussion: Kathryn Hendley (University of Wisconsin–Madison); Jeremy Morris (Aarhus University), Laura Henry (Bowdoin College), Deridre Harshman (Christopher Newport University), Neringa Klumbyte (Miami University).

  1. Annual Conference of Law and Society Association. Presentation of the book “Bogdanova, Elena. 2021. Presentation of the book “Bogdanova, Elena. 2021. Complaints to the Authorities in Russia: A Trap Between Tradition and Legal Modernization. Routledge” Participants of the discussion: Cathy Frierson (New Hampshire University); Alexey Trochev (Nazarbaev University), Marianna Muravieva (Helsinki University), Lauren McCarthy University of Massachusetts Amherst).

2020-2021: Series of cross-sectoral roundtable-discussions  among representatives of the authorities, business and researchers “Ageing with Dignity.” June 2020 – June 2021. Online.

2019: Session “State Discourses of Aging in Contemporary Russian Society”. XX April international scientific conference on the problems of economic and social development. Moscow, April 9-12.

2019: Double-session “Inequalities and gaps of care in turbulent aging societies”. Annual International Conference of Aleksanteri Institute “Technology, Culture, and Society in the Eurasian Space.” Helsinki, October 23 – 25. 

2018: Annual Conference of ISTR. Round-table discussion on thematic issue of Europe-Asia “The Carrot or the Stick? Constraints and Opportunities of Russia’s CSO Policy.” Amsterdam.

2016: Panel at Summer Convention of ASEEES "Citizen-to-Authority Communications, and Transparency of Contemporary Russian Governance." Lviv, Ukraine, July 8-11

2015 – 2016: International conference ““Between the carrot and the stick”: emerging needs and forms for non-state actors including NGOs and informal organizations in contemporary Russia”, supported by CISR, Aleksanteri Institute University of Helsinki, Uppsala University and NIBR, Helsinki (http://www.helsinki.fi/aleksanteri/ajankohtaista/2016/Between_Carrot_and_Stick_Program_ updated_26.1.16B.pdf);

 

Invited lectures and plenary reports

2018: International Conference “Aging in Cross-Cultural Perspective”. Plenary paper  “Establishment of a System of Long-term care in Russia: starting points”. EUSPb - University of Eastern Finland, December 14 – 15.

2017 Invited lecture “Complaining to the Authorities: Tradition and Legal Modernization in Russia”. George Washington University in St.Louis, May 4;

2017 Invited lecture “Complaining to the President in Contemporary Russia: Historical legacy and New Technologies.” Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington DC April 14;

2015: Open lecture “Complaining to Putin: A Modern (Traditional) Way of Problems Solving in Contemporary Russia”. Kings Colleague, UK, 9 February;

2014; Open seminar “Purposes of contemporary legal education: who is the ‘ideal lawyer’ today in Russia”. Institute of The Rule of Law, European University at St.Petersburg;

 

Papers

2021: Midterm Conference of European Sociological Association. Paper “Respect and Self-respect of the Elderly in Contemporary Russian Society: Generation Characteristic.” Online.

2020: Annual Convention of ASEEES, Paper “Commercialization of Care for the Elderly in Contemporary Russia: Business between Profit-seeking and State Control.” USA, Washington DC.

2019: International Conference “Emotionalization of public domains in cross-cultural perspective”. Report “Complaints to the Authority in Russia: Instrumental emotionality of the Soviet and post-Soviet social contract”. Israel, May 27 – 31.

2018: Annual Meeting of Law and Society Association. Paper ”Struggle against Abuse of Office in Contemporary Russia: Courts VS Complaint Mechanism.” Toronto, June 4-7.

2017: Annual Conference “Development of Russian Law-X: Rule of Law Revisited: Applying Law in Russia and Beyond”. Paper ‘Struggle against Abuse of Office in Contemporary Russia: Courts VS Complaint mechanism’. Helsinki, November 20-21.

2016: Annual Congress of ASEEES. Paper Law as a Common Good in Contemporary Russia: How Often People Refer to Legislation, Addressing Complaints to the President. Washington.

2016: Summer Convention of ASEEES. Paper “Contemporary Complaints: Traditional  Tools of Equity in Contemporary Russian Hybridity”. Lviv, Ukraine, June 8-11.

2016: International Workshop “Law-making and Law-interpreting: Russia, 17th to 21st Centuries”. Paper “Complaining to Putin: A Traditional Way of Solving Problems in Nowadays Russia”. Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung/Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

2015: Annual Meeting of Law and Society Association. Paper “Public Video Applications of  Citizens and Digital Democracy in Contemporary Russia: a Case of Alexei Dymovskii”. Seattle, USA, 27 May – 1 June.

2015: Regular Seminar of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. Paper “Complaining mechanism in contemporary Russia”. Oxford, UK, February 26.

 

Professional services

Peer-review

Journals: East European Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization; The Journal of Investigation of Social Policy, Sociological Research, The Power, The Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, Forum for Anthropology and Culture, etc.

 

Memberships and affiliations

Member of ASEEES; Member of European Sociological Association; Member of International Sociological Association; Member of Law and Society Association; Member of Research Network “Law and Society in Central and Eastern Europe.”

 

Linguistic skills

Mother tongue: Russia.

Other languages: English (fluentfluent); German (intermediate).

 

Education/Academic qualification

Legislative Studies, PhD, Complaints to the Authorities in Russia: A Trap Between Tradition and Legal Modernization, University of Eastern Finland

31 Oct 20126 Mar 2021

Award Date: 31 Jul 2021

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology
  • Post-socialist transformations
  • Legal modernisation
  • State and society relations
  • Social policy
  • Sociology of aging
  • Qualitative methods of social research

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.