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Elena Sherstoboeva

  • Elena Sherstoboeva has been at HSE University since 2012.

Education and Degrees

  • 2017
  • 2009

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Journalism
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 2005

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 2004

    Irkutsk State University

* 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

2017 - PhD in Communication, Ramon Llul University (Spain) 

2015-2016 - Center for Global Communication Studies (CGCS), University of Pennsylvania 

2013 - University of Leeds, InterComm

2012 - Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, University of Oxford

2009 - Institute of Media Law, Kiev

2003-2004 - School of Media Law (Lomonosov Moscow State) 

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "Future Professoriate" (2015-2016)
Category "New Lecturers" (2013-2014)

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Entertainment Law (Mago-Lego; 4 module)Eng

Courses (2015/2016)


Post-Socialism Playing Global: Computer Gaming Industries and Digital Media Culture (Бирмингем). Presentation: Online Piracy in the Context of Freedom of Expression in Russia (Онлайн-пиратство в контексте свободы выражения мнений в России)


Employment history

Elena is a founder and CEO of a company providing legal services for Russian performers, actors, authors as well as for media businesses. She also collaborates with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and BBC World Trust by providing legal expertise of laws on the media and access to information. Elena is an expert of the Committee on Information Policy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

UNESCO Report on Global Press Freedom Presented at HSE

The presentation of UNESCO's report ‘Global Trends in Freedom of Expression and Mass Media Development’ was held at the Higher School of Economics. It was an opportunity to discuss journalism and the growing gap between traditional regulators and modern consumers of media.