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Olesya Vólchenko

  • Olesya Vólchenko has been at HSE University since 2013.

Education and Degrees

  • 2019

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Sociology
    HSE University
    Thesis Title: Relationship between media consumption and generalized trust: evidence from World Values Survey

  • 2014

    Master's in Sociology
    HSE University

  • 2012

    Degree in Sociology
    Omsk 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.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Game Not Over: Gamification as a Key to Engagement in Today's Classroom: EFMD Professional Development (June 2020)

"Programming in Python for data analysis" (Saint-Petersburg, Russia, November 17 -December 12, 2018) 

LCSR Summer School: Moscow, Russia, August 20-21, 2018 on "Bayesian Approach in Social Sciences"

KTU International PhD Summer School: Palanga, Lithuania, August 23 – 26, 2016

LCSR Summer School : Moscow, Russia, July 25 – August 5, 2016

  • Latent Curve Models: a Structural Equation Perspective
  • Introduction to SEM and SEM Software

The 9th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2015): Saint-Petersburg, Russia, August 24 – 28, 2015

LCSR Summer School "Introduction to Factorial Design and Data Visualization with R": Voronovo, Russia, July 25 – August 3, 2015

International Summer School 2014 "Social Network Analysis": Track 2: Networks in Academia,
Science and Technology, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, August 8 – 13, 2014

Essex summer school in social data analysis: July 21 – August 1, 2014

  • «Panel Data Analysis for Comparative Research»;
  • «Multilevel Analysis with Applications»;
  • «Mathematics for Social Scientists».

LCSR Summer School «Categorical data analysis»: July 2014

Summer school of the Potanin foundation: July 1 – 2013, social projects: planning, management, instruments

Winter school of WCIOM (Russian Public Opinion Research Center): February 8 – 12, 2013


Awards and Accomplishments

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Lecturers" (2020-2021)


  • Work on individual and group research projects
  • Participation in (inter)national conferences and workshops, research seminars and summer schools
  • Administrative work

Courses (2022/2023)


  • 2016
    Социология в действии (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Emancipative Values and Film Industry: Naked Facts from IMDb
  • 6th LCSR International Workshop “Trust, Social capital and Values in a Comparative Perspective” (Москва). Presentation: Relationship between Trust and Media Consumption: Disentangling Cross-Country Variation
  • 2015
    VII социологическая межвузовская конференция студентов и аспирантов "Социология в действии" (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Роль ценностей в качестве модерирующего фактора взаимосвязи доверия и информационного потребления
  • 2nd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium 2015 (Cologne). Presentation: Social Values and Film Industry: the Internet Movie Database Analysis
  • III Международная научная конференция "Математическое и компьютерное моделирование" (Омск). Presentation: Моделирование детерминант уровня доверия: межстрановой подход

  • 5th LCSR International Annual Conference "Cultural and Economic Changes under Cross-national Perspective" (Moscow). Presentation: Relationship between Trust and Information Consumption: Disentangling Cross-Country Variation
  • 2014
    4th LCSR International Annual Research Conference "Cultural and Economic Changes under Cross-National Perspective" (St.-Petersburg). Presentation: Relation between Trust and Information Consumption: Disentangling Cross-Country Variation
  • VI социологическая межвузовская конференция студентов и аспирантов "Социология в действии" (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Формирование доверия в контексте постиндустриального общества

Dissertation for a degree of Candidate of Science


"Social Values and Film Industry: IMDb" (LCSR, 2015-, in cooperation with V. Korsunova)

"Relationship between Trust and Media Consumption: Disentangling Cross-Country Variation" (LCSR, 2014-2016)

Olesya Volchenko has received a PhD in Sociology

Olesya Volchenko, Junior Research Fellow at LCSR, has received a PhD in Sociology. Congratualtions!