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Natalia Conroy

  • Natalia Conroy has been at HSE University since 2012.

Education and Degrees

  • 2012

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Ethnography, Ethnology and Anthropology
    Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • 1993

    Kuban 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.

Thesis for a degree of Candidate of Science:

Bogatyr N. Ритуал как механизм превращения инновации в традицию  в современной материальной культуре (на примере сервиса восстановления данных), 2011.

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2013-2015 Research project "Russian Computer Scientists at home and abroad" (supervised by prof. Mario Biagioli), European University at St Petersburg.

The project is designed as a 28-month study of the population of Russian computer scientists (RCS henceforth) in Russia and abroad. We plan extensive ethnographic fieldwork and/or oral history in Moscow, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Tomsk as well as England, India, Israel, France, Germany, and the USA (Boston/NYC and San Francisco areas). The definition of RCS is broad, ranging from PhDs holding academic posts or research positions in private sector institutions to software entrepreneurs.
The working language of the project is English.
The project aims at describing the population of RCS, both in Russia and abroad. The main interest of the study is to understand how professionals communicate across national and professional boundaries in the dual context of an intrinsically portable form of knowledge – relatively not-sticky forms of innovations – and a politically tense status quo where emigrates are both praised for their entrepreneurship and blamed for bringing the competition within or for siphoning the brightest brains off the Russian Federation. A series of questions animate this description:
  • What forms of knowledge transfer occur between domestic and foreign communities?
  • What are the patterns of work-motivated emigration in the CS industry?
  • What role do RCS play abroad in the local CS cultures when they emigrate massively?
  • In the Russian context of relative limited porosity between academia and industry, how do academic Russian Computer scientists convert their skills when they move to the private sector?
  • What are the business plan strategies of RCS?
  • What are the Intellectual Property strategies of RCS?
The ambition of the research project is also to investigate the two opposite imperatives of the CS community – privacy and sharing – and to design a platform which would be both a mean for them to recognize each other (who does what in which field) and an example of conducting social sciences in a way inviting the subjects to contribute to the forms of representation that we offer of them.


  • 2014
    Третий Всероссийский конгресс фольклористов (Москва). Presentation: Антропология малых групп: создание «рецептов» и рассказывание «историй» в эпоху цифровых медиа (в рамках круглого стола «Изучение механизмов формирования локальных традиций и культур в ХХI веке»).
  • 2013

    International Conference "Science, Education and Business Cooperation: The Innovanion Landscapes of Europe and Russia" (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: "Industrial Myths: How Companies See R&D Activities in Russian Universities".

  • 2011
    Пятая конференция "Выставка Достижений Научного Хозяйства" (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: "Антропология советских инженеров".
  • Шестая летняя школа "Теория практик и социология материальности" (Санкт- Петербург). Presentation: "Между разработчиками и "кухарками": заметки по этнографии современного технического знания"
  • Конференция "Векторы развития современной России: прагматика научного знания", круглый стол "Новые профессии" (Москва). Presentation: "Российские технические специалисты и околокомпьютерные сервисы: уход из профессии или новый профессионализм?"
  • 2010
    Инновации в России: информационные технологии и предпринимательство в исторической перспективе (серия «Исследователи и пираты в цифровом мире») (Санкт- Петербург). Presentation: «Передача рецептов: как распространяются пользовательские инновации».
  • Конференция "Векторы развития современной России: научное знание в контексте современности", секция "Между даром и товаром: механизмы и границы коммерционализации благ в современном обществе" (Москва). Presentation: "Ценообразование в условиях неопределенности: этнографический анализ на примере рынка восстановления данных"


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