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Anna Shirokanova

  • Anna Shirokanova has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 2013

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    Belarusian State University

  • 2010

    European University of Humanities

  • 2010

    Belarusian State University

  • 2009

    Belarusian 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

2020 – Teach for HSE developing programme "How to Present Information and Data. How to Create Presentations" with Aleksandr Bogachev, HSE, Russia

2018 – 7th LCSR Summer School "Bayesian Approach in Social Science in R" with Hannes Kröger, Moscow, Russia

2017 – CERGE-EI developing programme for lecturers teaching economics and social sciences in English; HSE, St.Petersburg, Russia

2017 – 6th GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology, courses "Designing, Implementing, and Analyzing Longitudinal Surveys" with Tarek Al Baghal and Alexandru Cernat in R and "Structural Equation Modeling for Longitudinal and Panel Data" with Daniel Seddig and Georg Kessler in Mplus; GESIS in Cologne, Germany

2017 – ESRA short courses "The Mechanics of Longitudinal Data Analysis" by Oliver Lipps, "Applications of Big Data to Social Sciences" by Claudia Abreu Lopes and Anastasia Mizoyants-McKnight, 7th ESRA conference, Lisbon, Portugal

2016 – Summer Institute of Civic Studies with Peter Levine, Karol Soltan and Tetiana Kloubert, Augsburg University, Germany

2015 – 5th LCSR Summer School "Introduction to Factorial Design and Data Visualization with R" with Hermann Dülmer in SPSS and R, Voronovo, Russia

2015 – ESRA short course "Latent Class Analysis for survey research" by Daniel Oberski, 6th ESRA conference, Reykjavik, Iceland

2014 – Summer school "Phenomenology of the Everyday" with Mikkel B. Tin, Ina Nalivaika, University College Telemark, Norway (lecturer)

2014 – 4th LCSR Summer School "Categorical Data Analysis" with Jacques Hagenaars in lEM and LatentGold, Zelenogorsk, Russia

2013 – 3rd LCSR Summer School "Multilevel Confirmatory Factor Analysis (MCFA) and Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling (MSEM) in Mplus" with Hermann Dülmer, Zelenogorsk, Russia

2013 - ESRA short course "New Developments in Latent Variable Modeling using Mplus" by Bengt Muthen, 5th ESRA conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2012 – 4-week research visit at the EUROLAB, GESIS, Cologne, Germany

2012 – 45th Essex Summer School in Data Analysis in the Social Sciences, course "Multilevel Analysis with Applications" with Kelvyn Jones in MLwiN; University of Essex, United Kingdom

2012 – 2nd LCSR Summer School "Causal Measurements and Structural Equations" with Peter Schmidt in Mplus, Zelenogorsk, Russia

2012 – 1st Summer School of the Laboratory of Education and Science, Higher School of Economics, "Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications" (22-30 June) with Jeroen Bruggeman and Benjamin Lind in R, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2012 – Doctoral student's visit, University of Bialystok, Poland

2011 – 1st LCSR Summer School "Multilevel Analysis in Comparative Studies" with Hermann Dülmer in HLM, Pushkin, Russia

2011 – 44th Essex Summer School in Data Analysis in the Social Sciences, course "Applied Regression" with Jeremy Miles in Stata, University of Essex, United Kingdom

2011 – 1st Summer School in Qualitative Methods in Sociology, Higher School of Economics, Zvenigorod, Russia

2010 – 9th ESS Training Course on "Working with comparative surveys", Ljubljana, Slovenia

2009-2010 – MA in European Studies, cum laude, European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania

2007-2008 – Erasmus+ exchange student, Faculty of Political Science, Aleksander Gieysztor Academy of Humanities, Pultusk, Poland

Awards and Accomplishments

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2018-2019)
Category "New Lecturers under 30" (2016-2017)

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2019/2020)


  • 2019
    5th International Conference on Computational Social Science (Amsterdam). Presentation: Shifts and Continuities in the Discourse on Internet Regulation in Russia
  • 9th LCSR International Workshop «Comparative Social Research» (Moscow) (Москва). Presentation: 'All the Single Ladies': A Comparison of Female Singles' Social Relations in Europe
  • International workshop “Social Inequality and Value Polarization: A Cross-Country Perspective” (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Anti-Immigrant Attitudes in Russia: Media vs. Surveys

  • 2018

    10th ACM Conference on Web Science (Амстердам). Presentation: Internet Regulation Media Coverage in Russia: Topics and Countries

  • XIX April International Academic Conference On Economic and Social Development (Moscow). Presentation: Generalized trust and media consumption in democratic and nondemocratic societies
  • The Determinants of Trust (Uppsala). Presentation: Trusting Under What Conditions? The Links between Internet and Television News Consumption and Generalised Trust
  • Networks in the Global World 2018: Principles behind Structures (Saint-Petersburg). Presentation: Mixed Methods in Social Network Analysis: Combining the Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

  • Digital Transformations & Global Society 2018 (DTGS’18) (Saint Petersburg). Presentation: Internet Regulation: A Text-based Approach to Media Coverage

  • Networks in the Global World 2018: Principles behind Structures (Saint-Petersburg). Presentation: Mixing Social Network Analysis with Structural Topic Modeling: The case of Internet regulation coverage in the Russian media

  • 2017
    The 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) (Лиссабон). Presentation: Cross-level Factors in Sustainability Value Patterns
  • XVIII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (Москва). Presentation: Disentangling Subjective Well-Being Components on Individual and Country Levels
  • 2016
    WAPOR 2016 Regional Conference "Survey Research and the Study of Social and Cultural Change" (Москва). Presentation: Life Satisfaction and the Effects of Ageing Across Europe
  • ASEEES-MAG Summer Convention 2016 (Lviv). Presentation: Democratic Values and Nationalism in Russian Society Before and After 2014
  • XVII APRIL INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (Moscow). Presentation: Perception of Mutual Help among Alone-Living Europeans before and after the Recession
  • 2015
    CEECOM 2015 8th Central and Eastern European Media and Communication Conference (Загреб). Presentation: The challenge of digital public sphere in Eastern Europe
  • 6th conference of the European Survey Research Association (Рейкьявик). Presentation: After the Great Recession: Perception of Mutual Help among Single Europeans
  • V международная социологическая Грушинская конференция «Большая социология: расширение пространства данных» (Москва). Presentation: Альтруизм ценностей самовыражения: тест на данных Европейского социального исследования (ESS)

  • XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (Москва). Presentation: The Role of New Media in the Everyday Construction of Personal Identity
  • 2014
    19th Annual ASN World Convention (Нью-Йорк). Presentation: Social Solidarity in Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine: Resources for Reconstruction
  • XV Апрельская международная научная конференции «Модернизация экономики и общества» (Москва). Presentation: Islamic Work Ethic? In Search of Empirical Evidence in the WVS

  • 4th LCSR International Annual Research Conference "Cultural and Economic Changes under Cross-National Perspective" (St.-Petersburg). Presentation: Middle-Aged Europeans Living Alone: Well-Off and Happy?
  • 4th LCSR International Workshop “Social and Cultural Changes in Cross-National Perspective: Values and Modernization” (Москва). Presentation: Islamic Work Ethic? In Search of Empirical Evidence in the WVS
  • XV April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (Moscow). Presentation: Islamic Work Ethic? In Search of Empirical Evidence in the WVS
  • 2013
    Still Postsocialism? Cultural Memory and Social Transformations (Казань). Presentation: Social and Family Solidarity in the Post - Communist Transition: Post - Socialist vs. Post - Soviet?
  • 11th Conference of the European Sociological Association (Турин). Presentation: The Role of Science in Society: Resetting the Agenda with Web 2.0 Tools
  • The 5th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA) (Любляна). Presentation: Economic and Religious Factors of Post-Communist Social Solidarity
  • 2012
    Second International Annual Conference of the LCSR: “Social Change in Cross-National Perspective” (Москва). Presentation: Individualization and Social Solidarities in Post-Communist Europe: Do Old Divisions Persist?
  • 2011
    ASN Moscow Conference 2011 (Москва). Presentation: East, West, Within, Without: Identities in the Political Discourse of Belarus and Ukraine, 2001-2010
  • 2010
    "Sociology on the Move", XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology (Гётеборг). Presentation: Is Religiosity Being Reproduced at the Post-Soviet University? A Case from Belarus
  • 2009
    30th Conference of the International Society for the Sociology of Religion (Сантьяго де Компостела). Presentation: Individualisation of Moral and Religious Beliefs as Pluralism (Post-Soviet Youth)


Supplementary Materials

Supplementary material to the article: Shirokanova A. A comparative study of work ethic among Muslims and Protestants: Multilevel evidence // Social Compass. 2015. Vol. 62. No. 4. P. 615-631. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/suppl/10.1177/0037768615601980

Membership in Professional Societies and Associations

International Sociological Association (ISA) 2010-

European Survey Research Association (ESRA) 2013, 2015, 2017

European Sociological Association (ESA) 2013-2014

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) 2016-2017


"Multidisciplinary Indicators of Subjective Well-Being" (2017-2018)

"Social Trust and Media Consumption in Democratic and Nondemocratic Societies" (2017-, joint project with Olesya Volchenko, LCSR)

"Why Don't Economists Use Multilevel Regression Modelling?" (2016-, joint project with Aleksey Oshchepkov, CLMS HSE)

"Building A Social Network of the Community of Russian Sociologists via Biographical Interviews of B. Doktorov" (2016-, team leader - Daria Maltseva, ANR-Lab HSE)

"Perception of Mutual Help among Alone Living Europeans before and after the Recession" (2014-)

"Protestant Work Ethic among Muslims: Multilevel Analysis" (2012-2014)

"Individualization and Solidarity in Post-Communist Europe" (2011-2012)


2019-2020 – grant for a research group of the Russian Science Foundation, project "Societal Foundations of the Conservative Shift in European and Russian Politics: Evidence from the World Values Surveys"

2016 – DAAD grant for participation in the Summer Institute of Civic Studies, University of Augsburg and Tufts University, Germany

2013-2015 – joint grant with a team from Volgograd State University, Russia, for writing a reference book "New Media: Social Theory and Methods of Research" (St.Petersburg, 2015), from the Belarusian Foundation for Fundamental Research and Russian Scientific Foundation for the Humanities, team leaders Dr. Olga Sergeeva (Russia) and Dr. Olga Tereschenko (Belarus)

2012 – personal research visit grant for a four-week visit from the EUROLAB at GESIS -Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne, Germany (GESIS grant no. El-2012-107, project 'Individualization and Solidarity in Post-Communist Europe')

2012 – summer school grant from the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research for the participation in the 45th Essex Summer School, University of Essex, United Kingdom

2012-2014 – joint grant for writing a research book on value change in the borderland societies of Eastern Europe, Centre for Advanced Studies and Education - Vilnius (team leader Dr. Olena Muradyan, Ukraine)

2012 – grant from the International Sociological Association for attending ISA Forum of Sociology in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2012 (declined)

2011 – summer school grant from the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research for the participation in the 44th Essex Summer School, University of Essex, United Kingdom

2010 – summer school grant from the European Social Survey for participation at the 9th ESS Training, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2009-2010 – joint research and publication grant, 1st Annual Research Competition on European Integration, European Humanities University (with Anastassia Klimovich, Belarus)

2009 – grant from International Society for the Sociology of Religion for attending the 30th ISSR Conference, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Book review: Reznik, Alexander (2008) "A Book for Those Who Don't Like Statistics But Have to Use It", FOM LABS (in Russian)

Book review: Field, Andy (2016) "An Adventure in Statistics. The Reality Enigma", FOM LABS (in Russian)

Book review: Reznik, Alexander (2016) "An Elementary Introduction to Statistics (From Practice to Theory)", FOM LABS (in Russian)

Press release: Single People Become Less Happy as They Age iq.hse.ru (in Russian)

Press release: Demand for the Welfare State: Survey Results on Social Justice in Russia and Europe iq.hse.ru (in Russian)

Timetable for today

Full timetable

Final day of the International workshop “Social Inequality and Value Polarization: A Cross-Country Perspective”

In this article we describe the final day of the International workshop “Social Inequality and Polarization Value: A Cross-Country Perspective”.

ANR-Lab at NetGlow`2018 in St.Petersburg

Members of the International laboratory for Applied Network Research took part at the Conference “Networks in the Global World. Principles behind Structures: Patterns of complexity in European societies and beyond”, which was held on July 4-6 in St. Petersburg.