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Maria Davidenko

  • Maria Davidenko has been at HSE University since 2016.


Assistant professor, School of Sociology, HSE


Education and Degrees

  • 2015

    PhD in Sociological Sciences
    La Trobe University

  • 2007

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Academic English Writing (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Social Sciences; 4 year, 1-3 module)Rus

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2017/2018)


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 


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.


  • Funding from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Higher School of Economics to head a project group "Policymaking as sense-making: the social construction of contested social problems by state frontline workers who directly interact with citizens" (Oct 2021- June 2023). 
  • 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.

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