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Irina Busurkina

  • Irina Busurkina has been at HSE University since 2021.


  • 2017

    Saint Petersburg State University

  • Education

    BA: ITMO University, Faculty of Economics and Technology Management, Specialization in Management, 2014.

    MA: Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies, Social Science, 2020.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

July 28 – August 5, 2019. Multidisciplinary Summer School-Workshop “Summer School”, Tver oblast, Russia.

Postgraduate Studies

1st year of study
Approved topic of thesis: Online Platforms as Institutions for the Production of Evaluation Practices: Analysing the Digital Game Distribution Platform
Academic Supervisor: Alexandrov, Daniil A.

Courses (2019/2020)


  • 2020

    Digital Transformation & Global Society (DTGS 2020) (Saint Petersburg). Presentation: Game Experience Evaluation. A Study of Game Reviews on the Steam Platform

  • Digital Humanities 2020 (Ottawa). Presentation: Experiments in Analysis of Industry—Academia Collaboration and Research Trends

  • 2019

    Digital Transformation & Global Society (DTGS 2019) (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: An Analysis of Players Social Activity on Video Game Platforms (poster)

  • International workshop “Social Inequality and Value Polarization: A Cross-Country Perspective” (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Anti-Immigrant Attitudes in Russia: Media vs. Surveys

  • Международная научная конференция «Теоретическая и прикладная этика: традиции и перспективы» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Культурные сдвиги и цифровое этическое потребление.
  • AINL: Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Conference (Tartu). Presentation: Analysis of Industry-Academia Collaboration and Research Trends (poster)



Russian Science Foundation research grant. Project No. 14-18-00192 “Interdisciplinary Studies of Zones of Cultural Exclusion and Borderlands in the Field of Russian, Ukrainian, and European (German and Austrian) Philosophy and Literature Interaction in XX-XXI Century” (2014-2016). Project Executor.

Russian Foundation for Basic Research research grant. Project No. 18-011-00673 “Methodology of Ethical Expertise in the Cultural Field”, 2018-2020. Project Executor.


Student research project "Why do people need money and what to do with it? Study of financial literacy as a social phenomenon" (Gulyaev P., Bulygin D., Busurkina I.)

Employment history

april 2019 - december 2019. Research Assistant at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research. Supervisor: Ponarin E.

2019. Teaching Assistant, course in “Methodology and Research Methods in Sociology”. Supervisor: Volchenko O.

2020 Teacher of Digital Anthropology, Information Systems courses.


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