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Sarah B. Spencer

  • Sarah B. Spencer has been at HSE since 2013.

Education and Degrees

  • 2013

    University of Chicago
    Thesis Title: Social Relations in Post Soviet Society

  • 2003

    Diploma in Sociology
    University of Chicago

  • 1989

    Harvard University

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)


Academic Writing Seminar - 2016 Module 3-4

Editorial board membership

2015: Member of the Editorial Board, Экономическая социология.


  • 2015

    XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (Москва). Presentation: A Cross-National Comparison of the Effect of Work-Related Factors on Membership in Voluntary Associations

  • American Sociological Association Annual Meeting (Chicago, Illinois). Presentation: The Significance of Work for Voluntary Associations: A Cross-National Comparison
  • ASEEES Annual Convention (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Presentation: The 'Kollektiv' and 'Chaepitie': Daily Practices in the Workplace
  • 2014
    XV April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (Moscow). Presentation: Studying the Converse of Social Change: A Theoretical Synthesis
  • North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting (Cincinnati, Ohio). Presentation: Social Stability: Building a Theory of Social Not-Change
  • ASEEES-CESS Joint Regional Conference (Astana). Presentation: Recruitment to Participation in Local Communities: A Case Study in Siberia
  • The 109th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting (San Francisco). Presentation: Participation in Formal and Informal Voluntary Associations in Contemporary Russia: The View From Below


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Organizational Culture in the High Tech Sector

Sarah Busse Spencer, Associate Professor at the School of Management at HSE Perm, presented the results of research into the organizational culture within Russian high tech companies at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, held August 20-23, 2016, in Seattle, Washington.

Results of Latest Collaborative Research Presented at HSE's April Conference

Members of the Sector of Public-Private Partership Research presented preliminary results of their latest collaborative research as part of HSE's April Conference.  On 20.04.16, Sarah Busse Spencer gave the presentation on "Conditions for local territorial self-governance (TOS) in Russian Regions".  Coauthors of the presentation are Olga Mayorova, Svetlana Suslova, Anastasia Bozhya-Volya and Ekaterina Schwartzaid.  The presentation was given in the first panel of the three-day session entitled "Local Self-Governance and Civil Self-Organization", under the direction of Irina Mersianova.

‘Conducting Comparative Research Requires One to Leave a Comfortable Environment’

Students of the international Master’s programme in Comparative Social Research, which opened in 2014, spent their first semester studying at the Moscow campus of the Higher School of Economics; the second semester was spent in St. Petersburg. Another six months will be devoted to study abroad. Mobility in the educational process is an important principle of the programme that allows future sociologists to better understand social reality. The English-language programme turned out to of interest not only to Russian students, but also to graduates of prestigious foreign universities.

HSE Day: International Students and Faculty Get into the Spirit of University Life

The Higher School of Economics is becoming more and more internationalized. It is for this reason that HSE Day, which took place at Gorky Park, reached an international level as well. Among the numerous activities at the event were ones that featured English as their main form of communication. Thanks to this, international students, foreign instructors, and all guests of the celebration who wanted to speak English were able to feel they could take full participation in the events.