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Alisa Shishkina

  • Alisa Shishkina has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 2017

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 2013

    Russian State University for the Humanities

  • 2013

    Master's in Political Science
    Russian State University for the Humanities, History, Political Science, and Law

  • 2011

    HSE University

  • 2011

    Bachelor's in Cultural Studies
    HSE University, Philosophy

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Young Faculty Support Programme (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2014-2015)

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Research Seminar (Master’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 1-4 module)Eng

Courses (2021/2022)

Research Seminar (Master’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 1-4 module)Eng

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)


  • 2016
    45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (Портленд). Presentation: Conducting Research in the Middle East and North Africa: Difficulties and Opportunities
  • Вторая научно-практическая конференция «Власть и насилие в незападных обществах: актуальные проблемы исследований» (Москва). Presentation: Социально-политические последствия употребления ката в Йемене
  • Молодежь в мировом исламском движении (Москва). Presentation: Молодежный бугор как фактор социально-политической дестабилизации в арабских странах
  • V Всероссийский социологический конгресс "Социология и общество: социальное неравенство и социальная справедливость" (Екатеринбург). Presentation: ВВП на душу населения, интенсивность антиправительственных демонстраций и уровень образования: кросс-национальный анализ
  • 2015
    44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (Альбукерке). Presentation: Seduced by the Revolution: Fitna as a Form of Social Interaction
  • Первая научно-практическая конференция «Власть и насилие в незападных обществах: проблемы теоретического осмысления и опыт практического изучения» (Москва). Presentation: Новейшие информационные технологии в современном политическом процессе
  • Арабский кризис: риски и угрозы большой войны (Москва). Presentation: ИГ: признаки государственности
  • 2014
    XIII Международная конференция африканистов (Москва). Presentation: Условия и особенности формирования единого Интернет-пространства на Ближнем Востоке и в Северной Африке
  • Клиодинамика: комплексный системный анализ и математическое моделирование глобальной, региональной и страновой динамики (Москва). Presentation: To What Extent Can Information Technologies Influence Political Processes and Political Communication
  • Plunging into Turmoil (Лиссабон). Presentation: Can Information Technologies Form New Types of Social Interaction in the Modern World?
  • Арабский кризис: новые вызовы (Москва). Presentation: Коммуникативные факторы формирования гражданского общества в арабских странах
  • Россия и страны Востока: векторы взаимодействия и сотрудничества (Уфа). Presentation: Россия и арабский мир в отечественной литературе конца XX – начала XXI века (на примере Египта, Йемена и Сирии)


Timetable for today

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A delegation from the Ethiopian Institute of Policy Studies visited the Faculty of Social Sciences.  

On 23 June, the Faculty of Social Sciences hosted a round table ‘Federalism in Russia and Ethiopia: Origins, Development and Prospects’ with the participation of scholars from the Ethiopian Policy Studies Institute. The Ethiopian delegation was led by Professor Petros Beyene, Director of the Institute. He shared his experience of working in Ethiopia's Transitional Government in the early 1990s, which drafted the country's current constitution, which provides for a transition to a federal model. On the FSN side, First Deputy Dean Mikhail Mironyuk took part in the roundtable, noting the stabilising role of federalism in Russia in recent years. 

Researchers from the CSRA spoke at an international conference in Tanzania

On March 1-3, the scholars of the Center for the Study of Stability and Risks Analysis (CSRA) and Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences HSE University took part in the international academic conference "The Place of Africa in the World: The Past and the Present" which was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, at the Russian Center for Science and Culture. This conference was devoted to a wide range of research topics and brought together experts from various fields. Beside scholars from Russia and Tanzania, researchers from India, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Holland presented their papers. The conference drew great attention of the Tanzanian academic community.

Scholars of CSRA took part in the plenary session 'Africa in a Changing World'

The session was held on the basis on Yasin (April) Conference organized by HSE University annually.
During the session the speakers talked a lot about the challenges Africa is facing in the 21st century, as well as the opportunities that appear for this continent in a changing geopolitical context. The prospects for cooperation between Russia and African states were discussed in particular. 

The article on the repatriation of Syrian Circassians to the North Caucasus has been published in Europe-Asia Studies journal

An electronic version of the article "A Troubled Return to the Homeland: Syrian Circassians in Southern Russia" has been published on the Europe-Asia Studies journal website. The article covers issues related to the migration of Syrian Circassians (Adyghe) to the Russian regions of the North Caucasus. With the outbreak of conflict in Syria, hundreds of Syrian Circassians decided to move to the Caucasus, where their ancestors lived. Since the Caucasus is perceived by the Syrian Circassians as their historical homeland, they believe that this is not just migration, but repatriation. However, the institutionalization of repatriation took a long time, since there was a risk that supporters of Daesh (the terrorist organization is banned in the Russian Federation) could ifiltrate to Russia.

The article 'Perceptions of Russia's Return to Africa: Perspectives from West Africa' is published

The South African Journal of International Relations (SAJIA) has published an article by laboratory scholars Leonid Issaev, Alisa Shishkina and Yakov Liokumovich entitled 'Perceptions of Russia's 'return' to Africa: Views from West Africa'. The article is included into the special issue covering the Russia's 'return' to Africa.

The delegation of the Higher School of Economics visited the Republic of Tatarstan to study the regional experience in Islamic education development.

Leonid Issaev, Alisa Shishkina, Yevgeny Ivanov, and Yegor Fain, scholars of the Laboratory for Monitoring the Risks of Socio-Political Destabilization (HSE University) stayed in Tatarstan from 10 to 14 July 2022 to investigate the approach to Islamic education in the Republic.

The book about revolutions in the 21st century has been published!

Springer published the book "Handbook of Revolutions in the 21st Century". The Lab's leading research fellows A.V. Korotaev and L.E. Grinin contributed as co-editors of J. Goldstone, one of the most famous researchers of revolutionary processes in modern political science.

Laboratory workshop. Presentations on "Political Structure and Environmental Risks" and "Development of Islamic Education in East Africa"

On March 31, 2022, another seminar was held, organized by the Lab for monitoring the risks of socio-political destabilization.

Presentation of the laboratory and its projects

On March 16, a meeting of the Lab's staff with students of the master's programs "Politics. Economics. Philosophy", "Applied Political Science" and "Russian Studies" was held.

Expedition to Tanzania

From February 27 to March 7, Laboratory staff Leonid Isaev, Alice Shishkin and Yakov Lokumovich visited Tanzania.

The journal "Asia and Today" published an article by the staff of our laboratory on Islamic education in Russia

The publication was based on the results of the expedition to Dagestan, organized by the laboratory, with the support of the HSE project "Discovering Russia again".

Egypt: the post-crisis revival

The Laboratory's researchers Leonid M. Issaev and Alisa R. Shishkina visited Cairo, Egypt. The trip was organized as a part of the project "Analysis and Modeling of African Development in the Context of Russia's Foreign Policy Interests". The visit lasted from 6th to 12th, November.

Unhappy Revolutionaries

Correlation between the level of happiness and the Arab Spring