- Maria Davidenko has been at HSE University since 2016.
Education and Degrees
PhD in Sociological Sciences
La Trobe University
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Student Term / Thesis Papers
O. Dorofeeva, The Role of Parenting Online Resources Use in Mothers' Negotiation of Normative Prescriptions of Motherhood and Mothering Practices. Faculty of Social Sciences, 2019
M. Maksimenko, Antiabortion Movement in Russia: Participants’ Motives and Practices. Faculty of Social Sciences, 2019
A. Andriianenkova, The Negotiation of Notions of "Old Age" and "Active Ageing" by the Participants of the Programme "Moscow Longevity". Faculty of Social Sciences, 2019
V. Dimova, Young Men’s Narratives of Health-related Practices and Risk-taking in the Context of Limited Resources: The Case of a Small Russian Town. Faculty of Social Sciences, 2019
M. Kudryavtseva, Men's Contribution to Childcare: the Effect of Paternity Leave Policies in 26 Countries. Faculty of Social Sciences, 2019
- Academic English Writing (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 4 year, 1-3 module)Rus
Gender and Development (Master’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; field of study "38.04.04. Государственное и муниципальное управление", field of study "39.04.01. Социология"; 1 year, 3, 4 module)Eng
- Qualitative methods of data analysis (Master’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 1 year, 2, 3 module)Eng
- Sociology of Gender (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 4 year, 1 module)Eng
1) I am currently working on a research project on "Crisis centres" and NGOs that provide some form of help to adults (in most cases, women) and children who have survived or continue to experience domestic and sexual violence.
2) I'm also conducting a project on local activism of apartment owners who have been affected by the "Renovation" programme.
Online articles about my previous research
Re-prints of my Ageing & Society article have appeared on several websites:
Ageing Horizons (January 2020) Interview: Russian Women Feel Pressure to Look Good. https://aginghorizons.com/2020/01/interview-russian-women-feel-pressure-to-look-good/
IQ HSE.ru (25 December 2017) Иллюзорный идеал старения: как выжить в мире культивируемой молодости https://iq.hse.ru/news/213351492.html
ForbesWoman (10 January 2018) Успешное старение: как россиянки переживают свой возраст во времена культа молодости http://www.forbes.ru/forbes-woman/355423-uspeshnoe-starenie-kak-rossiyanki-perezhivayut-svoy-vozrast-vo-vremena-kulta
Science Newsline Psychology (16 January 2018) Survival strategies for women in a youth-centric world: http://www.sciencenewsline.com/news/2018011615330023.html
EurekAlert The global source of science news (15 January 2018) Survival strategies for women in a youth-centric culture: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/nruh-ssf011518.php
A report produced with colleagues from a family therapy centre affiliated with La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Davidenko, M., Goodyear, M., Weir, S., Sundbery, J. (2014) Cross-sector collaboration: Implications for Gambler’s Help, Community Services Team, Bouverie Centre, La Trobe. Available online: http://www.responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/10123/Background-Paper-Cross-sector-collaboration-web.pdf
- Article Davidenko M. An epistemic community in abeyance: the work of Russian anti-violence organisations in a restrictive legal climate // Europe-Asia Studies. 2020. Vol. 72. No. 8. P. 1329-1351. doi
- Article Davidenko M. Searching for lost femininity: Russian middle-aged women’s participation in the post-Soviet consumer culture // Journal of Consumer Culture. 2019. Vol. 19. No. 2. P. 169-188. doi
- Article Davidenko M. The ambiguities of self-governance: Russian middle-aged middle-class women’s reflections on ageing // Ageing and Society. 2019. No. 39(3). P. 609-628. doi
- Article Albert V. A., Davidenko M. Justification work: The homeless workers’ movement and the pragmatic sociology of dissent in Brazil’s crisis // European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology. 2018. Vol. 5. No. 1-2. P. 194-217. doi
- Article Davidenko M. Multiple femininities in two Russian women’s magazines, 1970s–1990s // Journal of Gender Studies. 2018. Vol. 27. No. 4. P. 445-463. doi
- Article Davidenko M. Discipline and power in women’s beauty practices in post-Soviet Russia // Crossroads: An interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics. 2013. Vol. 6. No. 2. P. 84-93.
Davidenko, M. (2019, in absentia) Panel Organizer: 'The Civil Society Puzzle in Contemporary Russia: Growth Because or in Spite of Pressure?', 51th Annual ASEEES Convention, San Francisco, US, November 23-26.
Davidenko, M. (2019) 'Creating a community of practice: a reflection on educational events for specialists', Gender Studies Conference: On Violence, The University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 23-26 October.
Davidenko, M. (2019) 'An epistemic community in abeyance: The work of anti-violence NGOs in Russia', 14th ESA Conference "Europe and beyond: Boundaries, barriers and belonging", The University of Manchester and Metropolitan Manchester University, Manchester, UK, 20-23 August.
Davidenko, M. and Albert, V. (2018) 'Justification work: The homeless workers' movement and the pragmatic sociology of dissent in Brazil's crisis', Culture in Political Context, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, 31 May-1 June.
Davidenko, M. (2014) ‘The capital of beauty at work: women’s negotiation of unspoken rules’, TASA 2014, Adelaide, Australia, 24-27 November.
Davidenko, M. (2014) ‘Beauty at work: The body of a professional self’, 10th Crossroads Conference, Association for Cultural Studies, Tampere, Finland, 1-4 July.
Davidneko, M. (2014) ‘Soviet Russian women’s beauty practices: limited choices and responsibility’, Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association, Melbourne, Australia, 23-25 June.
Davidenko, M. (2013) ‘Women’s beauty practices in the ‘field’ of consumption, 1970s-2000s’, Beyond Transition?: New Direction in Eastern and Central European Studies, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, 2-4 October.
Davidenko, M. (2012) ‘Changing representations of femininity in (post-)Soviet press in the 1960s-1990s’, Gender Games: Stories in/for the Contemporary World, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, 26-27 November.
Davidenko, M. (2011) ‘Discipline and power in women’s beauty practices in post-Soviet Russia’, Perspectives on Power, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 23-25 November.
- Write up Award, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Oct-Jan 2014-2015, $ 7,000.
- TASA 2014 Postgraduate Conference Scholarship, The Australian Sociological Association, Nov 2014, $ 300.
- 2012 Sustainable Research Excellence Funding Scheme (research trip funding), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University, 2012, $ 4,612.
- School Research Grant (conference funding), School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University, 2011, $ 500.
- 2010 School Research Funding (research trip funding), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, La Trobe University, 2010, $ 2,500.
- La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarships (LTUPRS) and La Trobe Fee Remission Research Scholarship (LTUFRRS), 2010-2013, $ 20,000.
- Japanese Government Research Scholarship (Monbukagakusho), 2008-2009, 143,000 yen/month.
- Abroad Language Scholarship, Moscow State University, 2005-2006.