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Elena Minina

  • Elena Minina has been at HSE since 2015.

Education and Degrees

  • 2013
    PhD
  • 2000

    Degree
    Petrozavodsk State University

  • Elena Minina is an Associate Professor with The Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics-Moscow (HSE), specialising in comparative education and policy studies. Elena's academic interests include neoliberalism and education, educational inequality, post-Soviet educational transformation, and educational choice and the role of cultural narratives in it. Elena serves as head of the Institute of Education graduate seminar and as chief editor of the HSE English-langiage prepring in the 'Education' series.

    Elena has worked and done research at a number of world-class educational institutions, including Oxford University, the University of California-Berkeley, the European University-St.Petersburg, and Aleksanteri Institute-Helsinki.  She has also conducted fieldwork in various cross-cultural environments, including Russia, the US, the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to the academia, Elena served as  Education Adviser with the American Councils for International Education designing and administering US Department of State-sponsored academic programmes.

     

Elena serves as head of the Institute of Education weekly graduate seminar. She also teaches a graduate foundation course titled 'Research Methods in Educational Studies'.

Publications2

Minina, E. (2018). ‘Money versus the soul: Neoliberal economics in the education modernisation reform of post-Soviet Russia.’ Journal of Globalisation, Societies and Education, DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2018.1456322

Minina, E. (2016). ‘Quality revolution in post-Soviet education in Russia: From control to assurance?’ Journal of Education Policy, 31 (6), pp. 1-22

Minina, E., Piattoeva, N., Centeno, V., Xingguo, Helena Dobrochinski Candido (forthcoming in 2018). ‘Transnational policy borrowing and national interpretations of educational quality in Russia, China and Brazil’  In Silova, I. & Chankseliani, M. (Eds.) Comparing Post-Socialist Transformations: Education in Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union. Oxford Studies in Comparative Education.

Minina, E. (2016). ‘Post-socialist neoliberal? Education reform in Russia as a socially interpreted process.’ In Mustajoki, A., & Lehtinsaari, K. (Eds.) Russian Modernisation: Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 102-117

Minina, E. (2014) ‘Why doesn’t the telephone ring? Reform of educational standards in Russia.’ InterDisciplines: Journal of History and Sociology, 5(2), pp. 1-44

Minina, E. (2010) ‘The Unified National Test for student admission to higher education in Russia: A pillar of modernisation?’ In Johnson, D. (Ed.) Politics, Modernisation and Educational Reform in Russia: from Past to Present. Oxford: Oxford Studies in Comparative Education, 100-121

Minina, E. (2014) ‘Why do Russians support intervention in Ukraine?’ Al Jazeera Op-Ed, March 29, 2014. www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/03/why-do-russians-support-interv-2014328174257483544.html

Minina, E. & Repnikova, M. (2014) ‘Sochi 2014: Celebrating authoritarianism.’ Al Jazeera Op-Ed, 8 February, 2014. www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/02/sochi-2014-celebrating-authorit-201427143648244901.html

E. Minina, Repnikova, M. (2013) ‘The Putin-Khodorkovsky dichotomy: The media got it all wrong.’ Al Jazeera Op-Ed, 29 December, 2013. www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/12/putin-khodorkovsky-dichotomy-media-got-it-all-wrong-2013122884912569341.html

 


Employment history

Elena Minina is an Associate Professor with The Institute of Education, Higher School of Economics-Moscow (HSE), specialising in Russian studies and comparative education worldwide. Dr. Minina holds a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford with a doctoral research on cultural variations in neoliberal modernisation reform. Elena has previously worked and done research at a number of world-class educational institutions, including Oxford University, the University of California-Berkeley, the European University-St.Petersburg, and Aleksanteri Institute-Helsinki.  She has also conducted fieldwork  in various cross-cultural environments, including Russia, the US, the UKб Scandinavia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to the academia, Elena served as Education Adviser with the American Councils for International Education designing and administering US Department of State-sponsored academic programmes. 

 

IOE Welcomes First International Summer School ‘Inequality of Educational Opportunities’

In July 2017, the HSE Institute of Education welcomed its first international summer school Inequality of Educational Opportunities. Organized by the IOE International Laboratory for Education Policy Analysis, this venue aimed to promote best-practice approaches to inequality research through multi-dimensional academic debate and learning about today’s advanced methodology in social data analysis.

IOE Researchers Speak at 2017 CIES Conference in Atlanta

On March 5–9, 2017, the U.S. city of Atlanta, Georgia hosted the 2017 Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Seeking the most diverse engagement in the venue’s multiple opportunities for expertise exchange, debate, and academic networking, a representative team of experts with IOE’s leading research & advisory centres took part in this year’s CIES event. Presentations were given by Isak Froumin, Oleg Leshukov, Elena Minina, Pavel Sorokin, Zumrad Kataeva, Martin Carnoy, Tatiana Khavenson, and Andrey Zakharov.

Routledge Published an Article by IoE Assistant Professor

The largest British academic publishing house “Routledge” has recently published a book, comprised by the articles written by expert international contributors, dubbed “Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of Russian Modernisation”. One of its chapters was written by Assistant Professor of the Institute of Education Elena Minina. It is called “Post-Socialist Neoliberal? Education reform in Russia as a socially interpreted process”.