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Ilya Kiriya

  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Ilya Kiriya has been at HSE University since 2007.

Education and Degrees

  • 2007

    Grenoble III Stendhal University
    Thesis Title: La persistance du non-marchand dans l"usage des médias et des TICs en Russie post-soviétique

  • 2007

    Grenoble III Stendhal University

  • 2003

    Grenoble III Stendhal University

  • 2002

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

  • 2000

    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.

Professional Interests

  • Political economy of mass communications;
  • Theories of information and communication;
  • Social history of communication technologies.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2023, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Teaching abroad

2012-2013 - invited professor in Grenoble University (France) (Université Stendhal Grenoble III)

2013-2014 - invited professor in Sciences Po Lyon (France)

Courses in foreign languages

  • Russian public sphere: public policy and media (eng.)
  • Cultural and creative industries (eng.)
  • Fundamentals of Russian media market (eng.)
  • Media, culture and society (eng.)
  • Articulation médias-société dans le critique des concepts du développement (fr.) Presentation cours (PPTX, 133 Кб)
  • Médias dans le système politique russe (fr.).

Editorial board membership

  • 2017: Member of the Editorial Council, HERMES (France).

  • 2016: Member of the Editorial Council (Global Media and Communication), Global Media and Communication.

  • 2014–2014: Guest Editor (Редактор номера), Journal of Print and Media Technology Research.


  • 2019
    69th Annual ICA Conference (Вашингтон). Presentation: Alternative media and parallel public spheres in Russia: between global approach and local peculiarity
  • International Media Readings in Moscow "MASS MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS-2019" (Москва). Presentation: The concept of fake news: between old propaganda and contemporary digital environment
  • Towards Development of Mediatization Research III (Вроцлав). Presentation: Digital Modernization as Ideological Apparatus in Contemporary Russia
  • 2018
    II Seminario Internacional de Pesquisas em Mediatizacao e Processos Sociais (Порто Аллегри). Presentation: Industrial dimension of mediatization:inquiry from cultural industries approach
  • Media as public good and a lever of sustainability (Вроцлав). Presentation: Population and paternalism: The social tradition of state oriented media
  • Gerda Henkel Forum: Trust and Emotions in the Relations between Russia and the West (Лондон). Presentation: Against simplistic representations about Russian media system
  • 2017
    XVIII Апрельская Международная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Влияние международных санкций на российскую медиаэкономику: специализация или глобальное разделение труда?
  • International Communication Association's 67th Annual Conference (San Diego). Presentation: Isolationist public discourse as constitutive element of civic religion in post-Crimea Russia

  • Connecting to the Masses: 100 Years from the Russian Revolution From Agitprop to the Attention Economy (Амстердам). Presentation: Soviet communicative control: Bridging media and society
  • NUPI Russia conference (Осло). Presentation: Internet and New Media as Alternative Media in Russia
  • The Industrialisation of Creativity and its Limits: Value, Self-expression and the Economy of Culture in Times of Crisis (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) (Saint-Petersburg). Presentation: Institutional Conflict Between Soviet and Post-Soviet Practices in Russian Cultural Industries
  • 2016
    International Conference "Comparing Media Systems in BRICS Countries: A Review of Conventional Paradigms" (Москва). Presentation: BRICS media studies against Western databases: a critical study of BRICS publications
  • 12th World Media Economics and Management Conference (Нью Йорк). Presentation: How the media structure in Russia contributes to the state sport monopoly and concentrates the market of symbolical violence

  • XX Congrès de la Société française des sciences de l'information et de la communication (SFSIC): Temps, temporalités et information-communication (Мец). Presentation: Usages des médias dans le monde rurale post-soviétique: vers une autre temporalité

  • CEECOM 2016 9th Central and Eastern European Media and Communication Conference (Тарту). Presentation: How the anti­piracy policy makes the pressure on cultural industries in Russia
  • 2015
    IAMCR 2015. Hegemony or Resistance? On the Ambiguous Power of Communication. (Монреаль). Presentation: Digital television revolution or re-concentration of the market: case of Russia
  • Union of democratic communication annual convention/ Circuites of struggle (Торонто). Presentation: How International Sanctions Contributed To Additional Monopolization Of Russian Media
  • International Media Management Academic Association (IMMAA) - Annual conference (Москва). Presentation: Влияние информационных контрактов на модель региональных медиарынков: опыт исследования

  • Publishing differently: small publishers, independent journalists and bloggers in Russia (Париж). Presentation: Le contrôle économique des éditeurs dans les régions russes
  • Center of Baltic and East European Studies Annual Conference: Places and Non-Places of Modernity (Стокгольм). Presentation: Covering Ukraine – Demonizing the West
  • 2014


  • XV Апрельская международная научная конференция «Модернизация экономики и общества» (Москва). Presentation: Недоурбанизированная идентичность: компаративный анализ медиапотребления сельских жителей Костромской и Ростовской областей

  • World Media Economics and Management Conference (Рио Де Жанейро). Presentation: REGIONAL DISPARITIES IN DEVELOPMENT OF MEDIA IN RUSSIA: BUILDING-UP A METHODOLOGY

  • 64th Annual ICA Conference (64 ежегодная конференция Международной коммуникационной ассоциации) (Сиэтл). Presentation: Glory and unification or corruption and intolerance
  • 15 ежегодная конференция Ассоциации Медиаэкологов (The Fifteenth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association Confronting Technopoly: Creativity & the Creative Industries in Global Perspective) (Торонто). Presentation: Mythological reception of satellite TV in oral culture (on the case of Russian rural media environment)

  • Analytical communities and Policy Advisory Systems at Global and Local level: Comparative Analysis of Policy Impact (Москва). Presentation: Media Policy Making in current Russia: Administrative Competition and Advisory Markets
  • 2013

    Protest and The Media (Лондон). Presentation: “Angry townspeople” on the TV screen and their perception by TV-viewers on countryside

  • Digital Transformations and Transactions in Media Industries - European Media Management Education Association Annual Conference 2013 (Bournemouth). Presentation: Questioning profundity of digitalization of book: foresight study for Russian book sector

  • Reception Study Society biannual conference (Millwaukee). Presentation: Social memory of Soviet Union and Multichannel Television Practices
  • Постсоветское пространство как языковой проект: медиа, политика, культура (Москва). Presentation: Власть и оппозиция: репрезентация политических консенсусов-диссенсусов в российском телеэфире


Participation in Academic Projects and Research Work

Iliya Kiriya is the author of over 30 publications (1 monograph, a number of methodical brochures and articles) on the development of mass communications in Russian, English and French languages.


Iliya Kiriya is a member of the Observatory of Evolutions in Cultural Industries (Center of Human Sciences Paris Nord), France.

He was the organizer of two international conferences:

  • «Les médias et la mondialisation: nouveaux territoires - nouveaux enjeux», May 14-15 2004, Lomonosov Moscow State University Faculty of Journalism
  • «Les médias et la diversité culturelle», June 1-3 2006, Lomonosov Moscow State University Faculty of Journalism

I. Kiriya is one of the organizers of the international educational and research project ‘Media Management in the Contemporary Environment’ (the Higher School of Journalism and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Stockholm).

In 2009 I. Kiriya was one of the supervisors of the research at the HSE Center for Fundamental Studies Laboratory of Media on ‘Media Capital and Multimedia’.

In 2010 he continued work at the HSE Center for Fundamental Studies Laboratory of Media Studies.


Consulting and training

I. Kiriya has been a consultant for Mechel, Avtovaz, Stora Enso, Huawei Technologies, Credit Swiss, Point Passat, United Communications and others in PR and corporate communications.

He has been actively training for 4 years.

Timetable for today

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HSE International Summer University to Offer Lectures in Partnership with Pompeu Fabra University

As a part of long-standing cooperation between HSE University and the Pompeu Fabra University, this summer, International Summer University  in collaboration with Barcelona International Summer School (BISS) will organize a series of open lectures for participants of both summer programmes. Some of HSE Summer University courses are still open for registration.

Online Meetups with International Summer University Professors

In the run-up to the HSE International Summer University, which will open on June 20, a series of special online meetups are currently held in association with HSE’s eLearning Office. The meetups give international students an opportunity to meet HSE University professors who teach courses during the Summer University programme. Registration for the final meetup, on June 11, is now open.

American Professor Speaks with HSE Students Online about Media Imperialism

American professor Oliver Boyd-Barrett, author of the book Media Imperialism, one of the biggest studies of the contemporary media landscape, is among the international teachers recruited to deliver remote instruction at HSE University this year. His research interests include media, propaganda and international news agencies.

New book edited by professors from Critical Media Studies

HSE Summer University 2020 to Be Held Online

HSE Summer University will begin on July 15 this year. All courses will be taught online via Zoom. The registration deadline has been extended until July 1, 2020.

‘It’s about the “Moral Stability” of the Economy’

HSE experts participated in the first international online forum, ‘The World, Post-Coronavirus: A View from the Heart of Eurasia’, which was held on April 28 in Ufa on the initiative of the Bashkortostan government. Scholars, businessmen, and politicians from different countries discussed threats, opportunities, and solutions for the economy and the social sphere.

HSE University Launches New Master’s Programme in Critical Media Studies

HSE University’s new Master’s Programme ‘Critical Media Studies’, offered by the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, is now accepting applications for fall 2020. Programme Academic Supervisor and HSE Assistant Professor Panos Kompatsiaris explains what kinds of courses and research opportunities await the programme’s first cohort, and what makes the programme unique.

‘The Americans Were Incredibly Welcoming’

How do you film a standup routine at a farmers’ market? Are Vermonters friendly? How many methods of manipulation are there in photojournalism? This summer students of the HSE School of Media learned the answers to these questions and more when they completed media internships in the United States.

HSE International Summer University in Full Swing

Every summer, HSE’s International Summer University attracts students, graduate students, post-docs, and professionals from around the world who wish to spend several weeks in Moscow to deepen their knowledge in a variety of fields. With the programme entering its second month, HSE News Service sat down with several students to talk about their impressions of it so far.

Different Perspectives and Different People in HSE’s ‘Semester in Moscow’ Programme

Adrian Murillo Ramirez-Moreno is from Mexico City and is currently a third-year student at Universidad Anáhuac México where he studies International Relations. Nicholas Viggiano, from New Jersey, USA, is a third-year student at the University of Maryland, where he is pursuing a double degree in Russian and Environmental Science. Both are studying in HSE’s ‘Semester in Moscow’ Programme. The programme not only allows students to study Russian language at any level, but to design their own curriculum—students have their pick of any English-taught courses they choose, regardless of field. Students are accommodated in the HSE dormitories and receive an official transcript upon completion of the semester.

HSE Continues its Ascent in QS World University Rankings by Subject

The latest results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject demonstrate that Russian universities are continuing to make great strides in international rankings. Among the Russian universities that made the rankings, HSE tops the list with 16 specific subjects and 3 broad subject areas entering the rankings. Compared to last year, HSE has improved its performance in almost all subjects.

Greek Communications Professor Embraces Moscow Life

Originally from Greece, Pános Kompatsiáris was attracted to join the Higher School of Economics because of the university’s reputation for exceptional working conditions and fostering career development. Having spent the last ten years in a variety of cities, including Edinburgh and Berlin, Professor Kompatsiáris brings his background in economics, cultural studies and art theory to his current position as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design at HSE.

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.

Celebrating 4 Years with Coursera: HSE’s New Online Courses

By early spring, HSE will have launched a range of new courses on Coursera in psychology, computer language analysis, economics, media and international relations.

Faculty of Communications, Media and Design: Projects and Plans

Iliya Kiriya, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, told The HSE Look readers about the Faculty’s current projects and plans.

Scholars and BRICS Representatives Discussed Media Influences

On April 25 th  and 26 th , 2016, an international conference ‘Comparing Media Systems in BRICS Countries: A Review of Conventional Paradigms’ took place at HSE. The event was organized by the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, and supported by IAMCR.

Korean Students in Moscow: Understanding Modern Russia

From July 4 to 25, the HSE Summer University welcomed thirty Korean students from the Seoul National University who had come to study Russian and learn more about modern life in Russia as part of SNU’s programme in Moscow.


lectures will be delivered by instructors from the HSE in Gorky Park before the end of the summer. 

Political Scientists from Five Continents Gather at the HSE to Discuss Workings of Public Policy

On May 28-29, 2014, an international academic conference ‘Analytical Communities in Policy Advisory Systems at the Global and Local Level: Comparative Analysis of Policy Impact’ took place at the HSE.