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Olga Y. Malinova

  • Olga Y. Malinova has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2016
  • 2001

    Doctor of Sciences*

  • 1996
    Associate Professor
  • 1990

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1984

    Lenin Moscow State Teacher Training Institute

* 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.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Awards and Accomplishments

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

Courses (2024/2025)

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Current Trends in Political Science (Postgraduate course’s programme; 1 year, 1 semester)Eng

Editorial board membership

  • 2011: Deputy Editor-in-chief, Политическая наука.

  • 2009: Member of the Editorial Board, International Political Science Review.

  • 2008: Member of the Editorial Board, Полис. Политические исследования (Polis (Russian Federation)).


  • 2023

    The 27th World Congress of Political Science “The Age of Transboundary Crises: Vulnerability and Resilience” (Буэнос-Айрес). Presentation: Malinova O. Constructing a Usable Past on the Ruins of Empire: Conjunctions and Conflicts between the Federal and Regional Historical Narratives in Russia. Paper for the 27th World Congress of Political Science “The Age of Transboundary Crises: Vulnerability and Resilience” organized by the International Political Science Association (IPSA), to be held in Buenos Aires 15-19 July, 2023

  • 2017
    Conflicting Identities: From Soviet to Russian Foreign Policy. Presentation: The Russian Identity and "the Pivot to the East": An Analysis of Rhetorical References to the American and Chinese Other in Political Discourse (2012-2014)
  • The Second Annual Tartu Conference (Тарту). Presentation: “The October Coup” or “the Great Russian Revolution”: 1917 as the issue for the Russian Political Elites
  • 22nd Annual World Convention of the Association for Studies of Nationalities (Нью-Йорк). Presentation: Russia Couldn’t Endure One More Revolution”: Re-interpretations of the October Revolution of 1917 in the Political Discourse of Post-Soviet Russia
  • 17th Annual Aleksanteri Conference RUSSIA’S CHOICES FOR 2030 (Helsinki). Presentation: Strategic culture and frames of collective memory: the case of post-Soviet Russia
  • 2016
    New Analytical Perspectives on Civilizational Paradigm (Хельсинки). Presentation: “Nation” and “Civilization” as Categories of Discourse about the Russian Identity
  • Политические коммуникации и публичная политика: концепции, методы, сравнение опыта (Анапа). Presentation: Эволюция официального исторического нарратива и проблемы политики памяти в России
  • Социологические проблемы институтов власти в условиях российской трансформации (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Экспертно-аналитические организации и идеологическая конкуренция в современной России
  • “State and Political Discourse in Russia” (Венеция). Presentation: “Experts” and the state political discourse(s): practices of political communication in Russia (2008-2016)
  • 2015
    XVI Апрельская международная научная конференция «Модернизация экономики и общества» (Москва). Presentation: Официальная риторика и конструирование национального прошлого: Анализ тематического репертуара памятных речей президентов РФ (2000-2014 гг.)
  • XVI Апрельская международная научная конференция «Модернизация экономики и общества» (Москва). Presentation: Официальная риторика и конструирование национального прошлого: Анализ тематического репертуара памятных речей президентов РФ (2000-2014 гг.)

  • The IX ICCEES World Congress (Макухари). Presentation: Making Use of the Foreign ‘Others:’ The USA and China in theRussian Political Discourse
  • 2015 APSA Annual Meeting (Сан-Франциско). Presentation: Who makes a ‘public face’ of political science in Russia? The analysis of practices of media communications in Russia
  • International academic  conference “RUSSIA: IDENTITIES AND FOREIGN POLICY” (Плзень). Presentation: Pragmatism and Identity: The Political Uses of the American and Chinese “Others” in the Russian Political Discourse
  • Conference on Methods in Political Science: A Rainbow of Challenges (Антверпен). Presentation: Resorting to the Foreign ‘Others’: Comparative Analysis of Representations of the USA and the PRC in the Rhetoric of the Russian Presidents (2000-2015)
  • «Октябрьские чтения – 2015» «Демократические институты и авторитарные практики: сравнительные перспективы» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Символическое измерение социального протеста: анализ публичных репрезентаций оппозиции в протестной кампании 2011-2012 гг. в Москве


Employment history

Olga Malinova, Dr. of Philosophy, is the chief research fellow of the Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor of Political Science Department of the Moscow Institute of International Relations (University); Professor of the School of Political Science of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Higher School of Economics National Research University. She is an author and editor of several books and articles about political discourse and political ideologies, symbolic politics, institutes and practices of the public sphere in Russia, liberalism, nationalism and national identity, including: Malinova, Olga, Liberal Nationalism (the Middle of the Nineteenth – the Beginning of the Twentieth Century) (Moscow: RIK Rusanova, 2000) (in Rus.), Malinova, Olga,  Russia and “the West” in the Twentieth Century: Transformation of Discourse About Collective Identity (Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2009) (in Rus.), Ideas and Symbolic Space of Post-Soviet Russia: Dynamics, Institutional Environment, Actors, ed. by Olga Malinova (Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2011) (in Rus.); Malinova, Olga. Constructing Meanings: Study of Symbolic Politics in Modern Russia. Moscow: INION RAS, 2013; Malinova, Olga, The “Actual” Past: A Symbolic Policy of the Governing Elite and Dilemmas of Russian Identity (Moscoe: Politicheskie entciklopedii (ROSSEN), 2015) (in Rus.)

Timetable for today

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Meeting with the Academic Director for applicants through the Russian government scholarships (Quotas) to the Doctoral School of Political Science

On February 14 at 3 p.m. there will be an online meeting with applicants to the  Doctoral School of Political Science (Application period: January 25 - February 29,  2024).

‘It’s a Very Small Area of Political Science, and Working to Redress That Is Very Satisfying’

On March 15, Judas Everett defended his doctoral dissertation ‘The Effect of the Patterns in the Dissolution of Communism on the Transition to New Systems in Eastern Europe’, which investigates the relationship between the demise of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe and the quality of democracy in the post-communist regime. The defence took place remotely. His academic supervisor was Professor Andrey Akhremenko of the HSE University School of Politics and Governance at the Faculty of Social Sciences. In his interview, Judas talks about the topic of his research and explains why political science is more important than ever.

English Graduate Chooses to Pursue Doctoral Studies in Political Science at HSE

Ever since he was a teenager, Judas Everett has been interested in politics. A new postgraduate student in HSE’s Doctoral School of Political Science, Judas says he owes a lot of his continued interest to the teachers he’s had over the years, the right encouragement and the right reading suggestions.

International Conference ‘State and Political Discourse in Russia’ Held in Venice

On June 17-18, Venice hosted the International Conference ‘State and Political Discourse in Russia’, organized by the Italian Foundation for Reset Dialogues on Civilizations (ResetDOC). The HSE was one of the co-organizers of the conference, together with London School of Economics and Political Science, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Harvard University), and others.