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Jeanne Kormina

  • Jeanne Kormina has been at HSE University since 2003.

Education and Degrees

  • 2000

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Theory and History of Culture
    Russian State University for the Humanities
    Thesis Title: Rituals of departure to the military service

  • 1999

    Doctoral programme in Social anthropology
    European University in St. Petersburg, Ethnology

  • 1994

    Gorky Ural State University

  • 1994

    Degree in Historian
    Gorky Ural State University, History

* 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.

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Best Teacher – 2018, 2017

  • Winner of the HSE University Best Russian Research Paper Competition – 2021

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)



Article Kormina J. ‘The church should know its place': The passions and the interests of urban struggle in post-atheist Russia // History and Anthropology. 2021. Vol. 32. No. 5. P. 574-595. doi













Article Кормина Ж. В. Русское поле: взгляд из-за рубежа // Антропологический форум. 2009. № 11



Article Кормина Ж. В. Между мифологией и повседневностью. Конференции "Мифология и повседневность" // Новое литературное обозрение. 2007. № 85



Conference Papers

Materiality and the Efficiency of Prayer. Conference "Why Prayer? New Directions in the Study of Prayer". SSRC/Columbia University. New York, Feb. 2015.

Popular Religion in Leningrad and St Petersburg: St Xenia as a Patron of Female Social Suffering. Oxford University, June 2014.

New Modes of Post-Soviet Religiosity in Russia and Beyond: religous nomadism as ideology and practice. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, June 2013.


Barluet Alain. Russie au nom du Tsar // Le Figaro. 10 juillet 2020.

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More Than Just Studies: American Students on Their January Term in Russia

From January 3 to 20, 23 students from three American universities took part in a special winter programme held for the third time at HSE University – St Petersburg. We asked them many questions, including what they thought about Russia before coming here, what they would take back home, and one of the eternal questions – Moscow or St Petersburg?

Exploring Political and Cultural Space of St Petersburg through the Summer School 'Topography of Imperial Power'

On a grey autumn day, it is always nice to warm up by reliving memories of summer adventures. This year, the balmy weather did not leave our city till mid-October, and a summer mood also lingered at HSE University – St Petersburg with the IV International Summer School 'The Topography of Imperial Power: Political and Cultural Space of Saint Petersburg' which ran from September 11 till October 2, 2018.

American Student in St. Petersburg: Understanding Modern Russia

Addie Bacon, an American student from Smith College, who studies the Russian language and literature in the US. She had spent six months at HSE University St. Petersburg attending ‘Russian, Eurasian, and Post-Soviet Studies Programme’. Before she left to go back home we asked her a few questions about her experience studying and living in Russia.

'A Life Changing Experience': US Students Visit St. Petersburg

From January 5 to 20 2018, HSE in St. Petersburg for the second time hosted a special J-Term programme for American students from Smith and Amherst Colleges, as well as the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Lecture by Jeanne Kormina at University of Michigan

On February 11, Jeanne Kormina (professor of anthropology and religious studies, Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg) gave a lecture "The Political Imagination of Russian Orthodoxy: National Identity and Imperial Heritage" at University of Michigan.

Study Tours: A Two-Way Road

Recently the HSE Higher School of Management welcomed a group of students from the Johnson School of Management, Cornell University, USA, which specializes in MBA programmes. Elena Yankova, Senior Lecturer of Management, Cornell University, and the head of the group, and Sergey Filonovich, Dean of the HSE Higher School of Management, told us about the study tour programme.