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Elizaveta Sivak

  • Elizaveta Sivak has been at HSE University since 2006.


  • 2009

    HSE University

  • 2008

    Master's in Sociology
    Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (University of Manchester), Sociology

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS), Princeton University, 2019

2016 - 2018 online training program in data science, Institute of Bioinformatics (Saint-Petersburg) and Saint Petersburg Academic University of the Russian Academy of Sciences



  • 2018
    European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science 2018: Bias and Discrimination (Cologne). Presentation: Gender Bias in Sharenting: Both Men and Women Mention Sons More Often Than Daughters on Social Media
  • 2016
    Parenting and Personhood: Cross-cultural perspectives on expertise, family life and risk management (Canterbury). Presentation: Managing Intensive Parenting: Mothers’ Perception of Grandparents’ Interference in Child-Rearing
  • 2013
    Семинар "Академическая профессия в России" (Москва). Presentation: Inbreeding in Russian universities
  • Academic Profession in Russia: International and Comparative Perspectives (Москва). Presentation: Changing Academic Profession survey in Russia - sample design
  • Academic Profession in Russia: International and Comparative Perspectives (Москва). Presentation: Academic inbreeding in Russian universities
  • 2009
    XVI ежегодный международный симпозиум «Пути России. Современное интеллектуальное пространство: школы, направления, поколения» (Москва). Presentation: Institutional Inbreeding: Pro and Contra
  • 9th Conference of European Sociological Association "European Society or European Societies?" (Лиссабон). Presentation: Hiring from within: institutional inbreeding and its consequences at Russian universities (empirical evidence from Saint-Petersburg universities)


Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Research Seminar (Master’s programme; Institute of Education; 1 year, 1-3 module)Rus

Courses (2015/2016)

Social Research Methods (Master’s programme; Institute of Education; 2 year, 1 module)Rus

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The Era of Computation: How Advanced IT Is Revolutionizing Social Science

A recent release of Nature features an interview with Elizaveta Sivak, Head of the IOE Center for Modern Childhood Studies, where she shares about what essentially propelled her into computational social science. Established in 1869, Nature is among the world’s longest-standing and most reputable academic publications that now lists 32nd in the SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR).

How Gender Inequality Is Reproduced on Social Media

IOE researchers Elizaveta Sivak and Ivan Smirnov have analyzed over 60 million public posts on VK, the most popular Russian social networking site, to discover that both men and women mention sons more often than daughters. They have also found that posts featuring sons receive 1.5 times more likes. The results have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

How Gender Inequality Is Reproduced on Social Media

Sons are more popular than daughters on social media

IOE Study Featured in European Educational Research Journal

A recent paper by IOE expert Elizaveta Sivak and HSE vice rector Maria Yudkevich has been published in European Educational Research Journal.