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Gasan Gusejnov

  • Tenured Professor (2016)
  • Gasan Gusejnov has been at HSE University since 2012.

Education and Degrees

  • 2002

    Doctor of Sciences* in Linguistics
    Russian State University for the Humanities
    Thesis Title: Soviet Ideologemes in the Russian Discourse of 1990s

  • 1979

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Classical Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology
    Thesis Title: Mythologemata of Fate, Truth and Ritual in Aeschylus

  • 1975

    Lomonosov Moscow 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.
* 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

Best Teacher – 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2015/2016)

Editorial board membership

  • 2015: Member of the Editorial Council, Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society.

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Board, Religion, State and Society.

  • 2013: Member of the Editorial Board, Государство, религия, Церковь в России и за рубежом (Gosudarstvo, Religiia, Tserkov' v Rossii i za Rubezhom).

  • 2013: Member of the Editorial Board, Логос (Logos (Russian Federation)).


  • 2016
    Education and Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space – Institutions, Narratives, Dominant Discourses and Historical Myths (Берлин). Presentation: The Russian Language in Ukraine since the Collapse of the Soviet Union
  • ASEEES 48TH ANNUAL CONVENTION (Вашингтон). Presentation: The Second Post-Soviet Discourse

  • History and Drama: The Pan-European Tradition (Берлин). Presentation: The Alternative Historical Discourse in the South Russian Samizdat Drama in the middle of the 20th century
  • Региональная конференция по поддержке и сохранению русского языка за рубежом (Тель-Авив). Presentation: Русский язык в современной многоязычной среде
  • 2015
    Вяч. Иванов и дионисийство: Disputatio metaphysica et culturalis (С.-Петербург). Presentation: "Эллинская религия страдающего бога" Вяч. Иванова в свете новейших исследований
  • Филология и межкультурный трансфер в Европе (от античности до начала XXI века) (Варшава). Presentation: Новые задачи классической риторики в постгутенберговскую эпоху (мастер-класс)
  • Филология и межкультурный трансфер в Европе (от античности до начала XXI века) (Варшава). Presentation: История идей в биографических траекториях XX века: В.И. Иванов, А.Ф. Лосев и С.С. Аверинцев
  • Трансформации города (Киев). Presentation: Филология на службе архитектуры, или Четыре способа переозначивания обидного культурного наследия
  • 2014

    Вячеслав Иванов и его время. Поэтика «Повести о Светомире царевиче» (Москва). Presentation: Социальные проекции "дионисийства" в биографии Вячеслава Иванова

  • Dioniso e culti predionisiaci di Viačeslav Ivanov: concetti e idee nel contesto contemporaneo (Рим). Presentation: La teoria del mito di V. Ivanov nel contesto contemporaneo
  • Translation in Russian Contexts: Transcultural, Translingual and Transdisciplinary Points of Departure (Уппсала). Presentation: Translation and Echolalia: A Professional Predilection for Foreign Words

  • iRhetoric in Russian: Performing the Self through Mobile Technology (Пассау). Presentation: The Imperfect Communication: On the Use of Mobile Technology as an Educational Tool

  • 1914-2014: История как инструмент войны и пропаганды (Берлин). Presentation: Пропаганда во время кризиса в Украине

  • 2013

    Stalin’s World The Price of Communism (Будапешт). Presentation: The language of dictatorship

  • 2012

    Русский дискурс в контексте современной межкультурной коммуникации (Дели). Presentation: Новая роль русского языка в мире как предмет изучения и преподавания

  • 2011

    SOTS-SPEAK: REGIMES OF LANGUAGE UNDER SOCIALISM (Принстон). Presentation: On the Vitality of Artificial, or Stalin's Rhetoric Revisited

  • 2009
    The future of Russian (Берген). Presentation: The Pragmatics of the Collection of Linguistic Evidence Online
  • 2004
    The Russian Language Outside Russia / Русский язык за пределами России (Хайфа). Presentation: Русский язык диаспоры в дискурсе метрополии
  • Kääntäjäseminaari Laki- ja Hallintokielen käännöskysymyksiä ja Uudistuvia tietolähteitä (Хельсинки). Presentation: Русский правовой дискурс - предпосылки для анализа


Timetable for today

Full timetable

Gusejnov: "Schimpfwort-Verbot zielt auf Regimekritiker"

On the new Russian legislatin forbidding obscenities in the new and old Media.

Deutsche Welle

HSE Students Turn Books and Museums into Transmedia Stories

For two years in a row, students in the Master’s programme in Transmedia Production in Digital Industries have worked closely with publishing and museum experts, as well as lecturers from the HSE School of Media to reinvent the role of printed books and the traditional tasks of Russian museums. Some of their book projects were presented at the Non-fiction exhibition this year, and the museum projects will be implemented for the public.

'Other Cities' Book Available for Hospice Donation

On its 25th anniversary, HSE has published a book - Other Cities - a collection of stories by the University’s staff about over 80 cities throughout Russia and the rest of the world, where the authors used to live and work, and which directly contributed to their personal and academic paths. The book won’t be on sale, but we will give it to you by making a donation to a hospice.

HSE’s Yulia Ivanova and Pavel Sokolov Present Seminars at University of Cologne

Yulia Ivanova and Pavel Sokolov, Leading Research Fellows at the HSE Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, conducted three seminars for the students of the University of Cologne’s Slavic Department on June 27 and 28. The aim of the HSE researchers was to inform students about the relations between Rus and Italy during the Middle Ages and the early Modern period, as well as shed light on some facts of how Italian culture was perceived in Russia from the 18th through the 20th centuries.

HSE Students Presented Digital Books at non/fictio№18

On November 30, 2016, the ‘Digital Publishing’ course was presented at the book fair non/fictio№18.
Students of the ‘Media production in Creative Industries’ MA programme who have just published several digital collections, spoke about how to produce a book in two months. The lecturers shared their opinion on the challenges and difficulties of the course, and the writers and publicists – on their experience of participating in the project.

New Tenured Professors at HSE

On April 29, 2016 at the Academic Council meeting 25 HSE Professors were conferred the status of Tenured Professor.

Gasan Gusejnov at Congress of Slavists at Giessen University

Gasan Gusejnov, Professor at the School of Philology presented a report at the opening ceremony of the Congress of Slavists at Giessen University, Germany.

Professor Gasan Gusejnov is giving lectures at the University of Cologne, Germany

Gasan Gusejnov's course "From Kozma Prutkov to the Current Russian Poetry: Classical Antiquity as a Source of Laughter and Humour" (language of instruction: German) running until July 5th 2015.