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Alina Maiboroda

  • Alina Maiboroda has been at HSE University since 2016.


  • 2016

    Master's in Sociology
    HSE University

  • 2014

    Bachelor's in Cultural Studies
    Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

29.08.2019 - 02.01.2020 Pre-doctoral dissertation fellowship for social scientists in Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

01.09.2018 – 30.09 2018 Dalglish Visiting Fellowship, The University of Glasgow, Scotland

18.03.2018 - 24.03 2019 FIRST Intensive Course  "What it means to be a researcher", The University of Helsinki, the Higher School of Economics and the FRRESH Network, Saint Petersburg

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2020-2021)

Postgraduate Studies

3rd year of study
Approved topic of thesis: Global trends and local subcultural identity on the Russian anime scene
Academic Supervisor: Omelchenko, Elena L.

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers



  • 2019
    14th Conference European Sociological Association "Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging" (Манчестер). Presentation: “Anime Youth Scene In A Muslim Region of Russia: (Sub)cultural Identities, Global trends and Local Barriers”
  • Fourth Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies (Тарту). Presentation: "The youth of Dagestan in search of group identities"
  • 2018
    XVII Annual Conference of Youth Studies 2018 Youth Cultures and Well-Being (Хельсинки). Presentation: «Move like a ninja». Informal youth scene in Makhachkala: strategies and tactics of using public spaces»
  • XIX Апрельская международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: «Неформальная молодежная сцена Махачкалы: субкультурные идентичности и повседневные практики взаимодействия»
  • 2017
    Городские молодежные культуры: солидарности, креативность, активизм (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: «Субкультурные карьеры и повседневная жизнь участников аниме-сцены Махачкалы»
  • Городские молодежные культуры: солидарности, креативность, активизм (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: «Why Do They Go to ISIL?”: A Discourse Analysis of Young Dagestanians’ Narratives»
  • The industrialization of Creativity and its Limits: Value, Self-Expression and the Economy of Culture in Times of Crisis (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: St. Petersburg steampunk-scene: DIY practices and identity


2018 – 2019 A scholarship from Oxford Russian Foundation for students of Russian

2014 – 2016 Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Program

Timetable for today

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Youth policy in Great Britain: a seminar on the RFBR project was held at the Centre for Youth Studies

On October 14 another seminar on the project took place. Our colleagues, who are studying the anti-crisis potential of youth policies in Russia and Europe, performed first steps in their analysis and also provided the first interviews with experts from European countries and regions of Russia. The purpose of the seminar was to talk over the first ideas and findings in the course of analysis of youth policy in Great Britain. So here we are delivering to you the major topics our colleagues are currently working on.

Students from Denmark Were Engaged in Youth Studies in Saint Petersburg

The Centre for Youth Studies organized a course 'Urban Youth Cultures' for students of Aarhus University (Denmark). The faculty of the Department of Sociology and a student of the programme 'Modern Social Analysis' talk about the Denmark students' research topics and distance learning.

First Steps Toward a Lasting Partnership

Specialists of the HSE Centre for Youth Studies met with colleagues from the University of Georgia to discuss prospects for collaboration. They discussed the possibilities for development of academic exchange, summer schools, internships and a ‘Social Analysis of Youth’ track in the Master’s programme ‘Modern Social Analysis’.

Youth Communities of Dagestan

Street workout and anime scenes in Makhachkala

Multiple Cultural Encounters of Urban Youth in Russia’s Muslim Regions

The Journal of Intercultural Studies published an article by M. Maslovsky, A. Mayboroda and A. Garifzjanova "Multiple Cultural Encounters of Urban Youth in Russia’s Muslim Regions"

Victims Rather Than Enemies

Young Dagestanians share thoughts about ISIL joiners.