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ORCID: 0000-0003-0552-8288
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Margarita Kuleva

  • Margarita Kuleva has been at HSE since 2010.


  • 2011

    Higher School of Economics

  • 2009

    Bachelor's in Arts and Humanities
    Saint Petersburg State University



  • 2017
    the 9th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2017) (Оксфорд). Presentation: The Dynamics of Professional Prestige in Fashion Industries of Europe and the US: Network Approach
  • 2016
    Challenges of Participatory Culture: Methodologies and Perspectives of Research (Москва). Presentation: Followers or Rebels: Fashion Bloggers between Global Industry and Local Urban Scenes
  • Посетитель, публика, стейкхолдер: методики и подходы к исследованию аудитории культурных институций (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Пересекая границы: Европейская биеннале «Манифеста» и ее публика в России
  • Посетитель, публика, стейкхолдер: методики и подходы к исследованию аудитории культурных институций (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Пересекая границы: Европейская биеннале «Манифеста» и ее публика в России
  • Современные трансформации креативных индустрий и медиабизнеса (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: «Надеть на себя ошейник с электрическим током»: молодые сотрудники «новых» и «старых» культурных институций на рабочем месте
  • 2015
    CGES Annual Methodological Workshop (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Creative production institutions as an innovative urban spaces of labor: actors, practices, careers
  • Международная конференция "Пересматривая профессионализм: вызовы и реформы социального государства" (Москва). Presentation: Арт-менеджер как профессия: карьерные пути и трудовые режимы сотрудников «новых» и «старых» культурных институций
  • Социологи VS искусствоведы: «битва» за современное русское искусство (Москва). Presentation: Сети критики: постсоветское искусство в художественных и неспециализированных изданиях 1990-х
  • 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA) (Прага). Presentation: Young Art in Russia after «Pussy Riot»: Civic Culture of Young Artists with Dissimilar Educational Background in St. Petersburg
  • 15th Annual Aleksanteri Conference - Culture and Russian Society (Хельсинки). Presentation: Labor Routines of Young Cultural Managers at the "New" and the "Old" Russian Cultural Institutions
  • Culture and Institutions in Post-Soviet Russia (Хельсинки). Presentation: Accounting, Social Media Marketing and Minor Repair: Practices of Culture Administration at the "New" and the "Old" Russian Cultural Institutions
  • 2014
    Keep it simple, make it fast: Underground music scenes and DIY cultures (Порту). Presentation: Do Creative City Yourself: Labor and Organizational Strategies of Horizontal Art and Creative Youth Initiatives in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Трудные действия. Международный форум о способах и трудностях совместных действий работников сферы информационных технологий (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: "Креативная рутина": новое поколение культурных работников Санкт-Петербурга

  • Manifesta Dialogues №15. Is Manifesta a learning institution?/ What needs to be done after Manifesta? (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Manifesta 10 public survey: expectations and actual results
  • 2013
    Выставка достижений научного хозяйства (ВДНХ-7) (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: «What «The Wanderer above the sea of fog» is silent on: «organized creativity», precarity and the labor of art
  • IV Российский культурологический конгресс и Российский культурологический форум с международным участием ЛИЧНОСТЬ В ПРОСТРАНСТВЕ КУЛЬТУРЫ (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Креативный город как пространство занятости
  • Organizing Creativity in the City: Actors and Practices in Russia and Europe (Санкт-Петербург ). Presentation: How to Organize the Unorganizable, or Cultural Production as Labor: Meaning of Working Time, Space and Division of Labor
  • 2012
    «Точки роста и камни преткновения междисциплинарных исследований потребления» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Потребление одежды в среде учащейся молодежи: гендер и идентичности
  • 7th Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts (Вена). Presentation: Youth Solidarities in the Scene of Art and Intellectual Life of St. Petersburg
  • Конференция: Телесные режимы молодежи в повседневной жизни (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Мода в повседневности молодежи рабочего класса Петербурга: конструируя гендер, класс и возраст

Student Term / Thesis Papers

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Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2013/2014)

Employment history

2017, 2018 – guest lecturer, British Higher School of Art and Design

2017, 2018  curator of the public lecture series on social sciences, New Holland Island

2017 (January), 2018 (January) - visiting fellow, Bielefeld University 

2013 –  present – lecturer, Sociology Department, NRU HSE St. Petersburg

2010 – present – research fellow, Centre for Youth Studies NRU HSE St. Petersburg

2010– 2011– editor, Editorial and Publish Department of NRU HSE St. Petersburg

2007– 2009– editor, «Moy rayon» newspaper

2005 – 2006– observer, «Time Out St. Petersburg» magazine 

Timetable for today

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Exploring Sublime Imperfections: How the Non-perfected is Framed as Beneficial

In September, the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture, an interdisciplinary unit inside the HSE Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, held a seminar on ‘Analysing “informal” practices in (digital) cultural economies’. Delivered by Dr Ellen Rutten, Professor of Literature at the University of Amsterdam, the seminar focused on terms that allow us to more consciously talk about modern cultural economies. In an interview with the HSE News Service following her seminar, Dr Rutten spoke about Sublime Imperfections project, her other current research work, and ongoing collaboration with HSE.

Successful Russian-Finnish cooperation continues

There was Russian-Finnish seminar in St. Petersburg 7-9 September hosted by CYS. The project "Digital youth and media city", supported by the Kone Foundation, was discussed there.

The Second International Conference “Digital Transformation & Global Society” (DTGS’17)

The Second International Conference “Digital Transformation & Global Society” (DTGS’17) was held between 21 and 23 June, 2017, to address various issues of information society development. The conference was co-organized by the National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg) and the ITMO University.

CYS gifted CISR by excellent performances

May 24-26, the Centre of Independent Social Researches celebrated its 25th anniversary by the international conference "Beyond..."

Creative Labour Revisited: From Middle-Earth to Voronezh

In October, the international seminar ‘Creative Labour Revisited: Cultural Production in Distinct Institutional Environments’ took place at the Experimental Sound Museum in St. Petersburg. The event was supported by the HSE campus in St. Petersburg and the Centre for German and European Studies. The seminar was initiated by Margarita Kuleva, lecturer at HSE’s Department of Sociology in St. Petersburg, and attracted Russian scholars, including HSE researchers and international academics.

Summer is not just for relaxing but for self-development!

Employees of CYS attended the 12th conference of European Sociological Association. This time, The Sociological Congress took place in Prague, on August 25-28.