Programme Academic Supervisor
Deputy Head of LCSR
Anna Almakaeva is a candidate of sociological sciences (Ph.D. equivalent) and the deputy Director of the international Laboratory for Comparative Social Research at HSE. Her research focuses on trust, social capital and human values.
Head of LCSR
Arnab Roy Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor at the school of sociology in HSE, Moscow. He has received his PhD in Sociology from the National University of Singapore (NUS). His research interests cover social movement studies, environmental sociology, sociology of development, historical and comparative sociology, state-society relations and postcolonial studies. Prior to this he was a postdoctoral fellow at the department of public policy in HSE. Earlier, he was an Assistant Professor in the public policy group of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC).
Junior Research Fellow
Mahama Tawat is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration. His research focus on migration policy, social policy and public management reforms in a comparative perspective. He is also a research associate at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University, Sweden. He was a research fellow at the European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg, Germany and Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and a visiting scholar at the Centre for Comparative Immigration Studies of the University of California at San Diego. He holds a PhD from the University of Otago in New Zealand and other postgraduate degrees from Stockholm, Malmö and Dalarna Universities in Sweden. Personal homepage: https://mahamatawat.weebly.com/