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Anna Tarasenko

  • Anna Tarasenko has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 2009

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Political Institutes, Processes and Technologies
    Perm State University
    Thesis Title: Regional Consultative Bodies as a Channel for Citizens" Interests Representation in Contemporary Russia

  • 2009

    Doctoral programme in Political Science
    European University in St. Petersburg, Depaertment of Political Science and Sociology

  • 2006

    European University in St. Petersburg

* 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.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Certificate of the University per Straniery Dante Alighieri (Reggio di Calabria, Italy). Italian language course.

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "Future Professoriate" (2014)
Category "New Lecturers" (2012-2013)



  • 2019

    Национальная конференция «Санкт-Петербургская конференция исследователей в сфере экономики, бизнеса и общества: итоги 2019» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Диверсификция сферы социальных услуг в России: факторы региональных различий

  • XIX Annual Aleksanteri conference “Technology, Culture, and Society in the Eurasian Space” (Хельсинки). Presentation: Neoliberalism Practiced Through New Public Management Techniques: The Case of Social Service Provision in Russia
  • 2018

    XVIII Annual Aleksanteri conference “LIBERATION – FREEDOM – DEMOCRACY? 1918–1968–2018" (Хельсинки). Presentation: Reform of the Residential Care for Children without Parental Care: Russian Regional Patterns

  • ВASEES Conference «Regimes and Societies in Conflict: Eastern Europe and Russia since 1956 (Уппсала). Presentation: Regional Patterns of the Child's Welfare under the Social Policy Reform in Russia

  • 2015
    Девятая ежегодная конференция ВДНХ «Знание и технологии: производство, трансферы, циркуляции» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Ветеранские организации как заинтересованные группы: возможности и ограничения клиентелизма для защиты социальных прав в регионах России
  • 2014

    14th Annual Aleksanteri Conference “Restructuring State and Society in Russia” (Helsinki). Presentation: “We are the electorate!” Russian Veterans’ Organizations Resisting Welfare Liberalism

  • 2013
    Nordic Russian and Eastern European Studies Conference Intentions, Interactions and Paradoxes in Post-Socialist Space (Хельсинки). Presentation: Interest Representation in Consultative Bodies: Cases of Russian Regions
  • Russian Politics from below (Эдинбург). Presentation: Managing social policy relying on civil society

  • 2012
    VI Всероссийский конгресс политологов "Россия в глобальном мире: институты и стратегии политического взаимодействия" (Москва). Presentation: Общественно-консультативные органы и защита политических прав: российский опыт

Employment history

09.2011 – current Associate Professor (docent), Department of Political Science, National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg)

09.2008 – 08.2017 Researcher and administrator, Centre for Modernization Studies (European University at St. Petersburg)

HSE St. Petersburg and the University of Helsinki Launch New Joint Course

From January 2022, students of HSE St. Petersburg and the University of Helsinki can take a joint online course on social policy in Russia and other post-Soviet countries. It was designed for students of the master's programmes 'Comparative Politics of Eurasia', 'Comparative Politics of Russia and Eurasia', as well as for students of the master's program of the University of Helsinki. Dr Anna Tarasenko, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Governance Studies, takes us through the new course and her expectations from teaching in an innovative setting with foreign colleagues.

Brand-new joint online course on social policies in post-Soviet Eurasia for students from HSE and Helsinki University launches next academic year

We have asked Dr Anna Tarasenko, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Governance Studies (HSE University in St Petersburg) to tell us about the course and her expectations from this innovative format of teaching in partnership with colleagues from abroad.

International Opportunities Online: Joint Courses Bring HSE’s and International Students Together

Call for Applications for the development and delivery of joint online courses with international partner universities completed at HSE University — St. Petersburg at the end of December. Now students of five educational programmes can take courses developed by lecturers from HSE and partner universities. Students of partner universities will take the courses along with students of HSE University — St. Petersburg.

Interview with Oleg Korneev, Academic Supervisor of the Master’s Programme 'Comparative Russian and Eurasian Politics'

In 2021, HSE University – St. Petersburg will launch a new and unique Master’s programme in collaboration with University College London – the worldwide-renowned centre of academic excellence and the world's Top-10 university.

Student from Thailand Pursues Master’s in Politics and Governance at HSE

For Lalita Ruatrew, leaving her native Thailand to pursue the Master’s programme in Politics and Governance at HSE St. Petersburg has not come without its challenges.