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Dmitry Kurakin

  • Dmitry Kurakin has been at HSE since 2006.

Education and Degrees

  • 2012

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Theory, History and Methods of Sociology
    Higher School of Economics

  • 2003

    Master
    Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences

  • 2000

    Diploma in Physics
    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.

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2014/2015)

Courses (2013/2014)

Courses (2012/2013)

Courses (2011/2012)

Courses (2010/2011)

Publications42

Conferences

  • 2016
    Rethinking Social Movements: Can Changing a Conversation Change the World 111th ASA Annual Meeting August 20-23, 2016 | Seattle, WA | Washington State Convention Center (Seattle). Presentation: Meaning Networks and Multi-dimensional Choice in Educational and Life Course Decision Making
  • 2014
    1st eduLIFE workshop "Differences in Secondary Education and their Short- and Longer-Term Effects on Inequalities of Educational Opportunities" (Флоренция). Presentation: Differentiation in (Upper) Secondary Education and its Short- and Longer-Term Effects on Inequality of Educational Opportunities
  • 2nd eduLIFE workshop "Differentiation in Secondary Education and its Short- and Longer-Term Effects on Inequality of Educational Opportunities" (Флоренция). Presentation: Reproduction of social inequalities in Russia’s educational system

International Conferences

• D. Kurakin. Narrative Structure of Educational Choice // "Frontiers of Cultural Sociology", Yale University, April 28-29, 2017.

• D. Kurakin, T. Malacarne. Meaning Networks and Multi-dimensional Choice in Educational and Life Course Decision Making // Rethinking Social Movements: Can Changing a Conversation Change the World 111th ASA Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, August 20-23, 2016.

• D. Kurakin. Culture and Education: Underappreciated Junction // "Meaning in Place", Yale University, April 29-30, 2016.

• D. Kurakin. Cultural Mechanics of Mystery: Competing Interpretations of the Dyatlov Pass Tragedy // Workshop in the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, October 16th, 2015. 

• D. Kurakin. Biography and Form of Life: Toward a Cultural Analysis of Narrative Interviews (plenary address) // "Cultural Sociology Writ Small: The Surprising Merits of Modest Case Study Research", Yale University, May 1-2, 2015.
 

• D. Kurakin. Cultural Sociology of Education: Outline of Research Agenda and Perspectives of International Collaboration // "Cultural Sociology and Education", Center for Cultural Sociology, Linnaeus University, Teleborg´s Castle, Växjö, Sweden, December 4 – 6, 2014.

• D. Kurakin, W. Binder. Biography and Form of Life: Toward a Cultural Analysis of Narrative Interviews // "Cultural Sociology and Education", Center for Cultural SociologyLinnaeus UniversityTeleborg´s Castle, Växjö, SwedenDecember 4 – 6 2014​.

• Kosyakova, Y., Kurakin, D., Yanbarisova, D., Yastrebov, G. Reproduction of social inequalities in Russia’s educational system // 2nd eduLIFE workshop, Phase 3, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, November 27-28, 2014.

• D. Kurakin, W. Binder. Biography and Form of Life: Toward a Cultural Analysis of Narrative Interviews // 14th annual conference "Identities in Conflict, Conflict in Identities", Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, October 17-18, 2014.  

• D. Kurakin. Meaning of Trajectory: Strategies for Cultural Sociological Inquiry in Studies of Educational and Occupational Trajectories // Yale Center for Cultural Sociology Anniversary Conference “Advancing Cultural Sociology”. Yale University, New Haven, USA, April 25-27, 2014.

• Kosyakova, Y., Kurakin, D., Yanbarisova, D. Differentiation in (Upper) Secondary Education and its Short- and Longer-Term Effects on Inequality of Educational Opportunities // 1st eduLIFE workshop, Phase 3, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, May 22-23, 2014. 

• D. Kurakin, Y. Kosyakova. Do institutions matter? Occupational segregation at the labor market entry in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia // 2nd eduLIFE workshop «Education and gender differences in school-to-work transitions». European University Institute, Florence, Italy, November 14-15, 2013.

•E. Pavlenko, D. Kurakin. Conquered Growing-Up: Creating Identity through Transgression // Konstanzer Meisterklasse “Crisis and Collapse”. Konstanz, Germany, July 22-29, 2013.

•D. Kurakin, E. Pavlenko. Introduction into the Russian longitudinal study of educational and professional trajectories // Workshop: International collaboration between Higher School of Economics, Russia and NEPS. Bamberg, Germany, June 3th – 5th, 2013.

•Y. Kosyakova, D. Kurakin. Occupational gender differences  in Russia: Horizontal differences, vertical inequalities and institutional change // 1st eduLIFE workshop «Education and gender differences in school-to-work transitions». European University Institute, Florence, Italy, May 30-31, 2013.

•D. Kurakin. Borders of the Order: Towards a Cultural Sociological Analysis of Singularities // XIV April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. Session “Cultural Sociology in Action: Methodological Reflections and Empirical Explorations”. HSE, Moscow, April 2-5, 2013.

•Kurakin, Dmitry. Cosmetic Surgery as Transgression: Towards a Cultural Sociology of the Body // Yale Center for Cultural Sociology Spring Conference “Possibility and Imagination: Journeys in Cultural Sociology”. Yale, April 27-28, 2012.

•Kurakin, Dmitry. Metaphor, Uncertainty and Emotional Marking of Meaningful Life // Konstanzer Meisterklasse “Cultures of Emotion”. Konstanz, July 23-31, 2012.

•Kurakin, Dmitry. Taking the ambiguity of the sacred seriously: towards a cultural sociology of the body (or: What should we know about the sacred to study cultural meanings of the body?) // Conflict in Identities, Identities in Conflict: 11th Annual Conference organized by the Center for Cultural Sociology and the Department of Sociology at Masaryk University, Brno, October 14-15, 2011.

•Kurakin, Dmitry. Reassembling the ambiguity of the sacred: The neglected inconsistency in Durkheim's theory // Yale Center for Cultural Sociology Spring Conference "Communication & Culture: Transitive Explorations", Yale University, April 29-30, 2011.

•Kurakin, Dmitry. Ambiguity of the sacred: problem and advantage // The "KitchenSeminar" at Clark University, May 4, 2011.

•Kurakin, Dmitry. Metaphors and Uncertainty: The Advantages of the Theory of the Sacred for Cultural Sociology : Workshop in the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University, April 23th, 2010. 

•Kurakin, Dmitry. Metaphor in sociological research: expanding the model with emotional dimention: The "KitchenSeminar" at Clark University, April 21st, 2010.

•Kurakin, Dmitry. The development of new cultural sociology: theory, methodology and research // Конференция ЦФС ГУ-ВШЭ, 15 мая 2010.

•Kurakin, Dmitry. Cultural sociology and the “morphogenetic turn” in sociology of the sacred // 3rd ESA Sociology of Culture Research Network mid-term Conference 'Culture and the Making of Worlds'. Milan, Italy, October 7-9, 2010.


Editorial board membership

2010: Member of the Editorial Board, Социологическое обозрение (Russian Sociological Review).

Exploring Inequality through the Prism of Lifelong Learning Paths

Since 2012, the HSE Institute of Education has participated in a large-scale international research project, eduLIFE, which aims to give deeper and more conclusive insights into inequality by tracking education life-courses in modern societies.

IoE Methodological Experience of Conducting Longitudinal Research Presented at International Conference in Germany

Leading expert at the Center for Cultural Sociology and Anthropology of Education participated in the annual conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Life-Course Studies. Her report on the Institute of Education researchers’ expertise was welcomed with interest by the international community of scientists.

On Cultural Sociology in Educational Research at Annual Yale Conference

The annual Spring Conference organized by the Sociology Department and the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University took place in late April. One of its sections was devoted to a new sub-discipline, cultural sociology of education, emerging with a valuable contribution of the Centre for Cultural Sociology and Anthropology of Education at the HSE Institute of Education.

Dr. Werner Binder (Masaryk University, Czech Republic) on Cultural Sociology and Cooperation with the IoE

Dr. Werner Binder of Masaryk University, Czech Republic, a specialist in cultural sociology, has been in collaboration with the HSE Institute of Education for a couple of years. During his visit to Moscow two years ago, Dr. Binder gave public lectures and headed a workshop at the IoE. In the interview, he dwells on the participation in the IoE project “Trajectories in Education and Career”, as well as his cooperation with Dmitry Kurakin, Director of the Center for Cultural Sociology and Anthropology of Education.

HSE Scholar Publishes Article in the European Sociological Review

An article by Director of the Centre for Culture of Sociology and Anthropology of Education (CCSAE), Dmitry Kurakin has been published in Oxford University Press’s leading international sociology journal the European Sociological Review. Dr. Kurakin co-wrote the article Horizontal and 'Vertical Gender Segregation in Russia — Changes upon Labour Market Entry before and after the Collapse of the Soviet Regime' with fellow researchers at the European University Institute on the eduLIFE project.

Cooperation with eduLIFE: new publications

The Center for Cultural Sociology and Anthropology of Education has been in collaboration with the eduLIFE project, conducted by the European University Institute, for a few years, and several articles and books can be noted by HSE research fellows being their co-authors.

HSE Sociologists Present on Life Trajectories of Russian Pupils at Yale Conference

A group of sociologists from the HSE presented the results of their academic work at the 10th conference of Yale University’s Center for Cultural Sociology. A special panel session of the conference was devoted entirely to the research being carried out by HSE’s Institute of Education on the life trajectories of Russian pupils.

HSE Journal on Sociology is Read in 55 Countries

This year the Sociological Review journal celebrates its 10th anniversary. Alexander Filippov, its Editor-in-Chief, Head of the Center of Fundamental Sociology, HSE Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, told us about the mission, history and authors of the journal.