Alexandrina Vanke is a PhD researcher in Sociology at the University of Manchester, a research fellow at the Federal Centre of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a research fellow at the Department of Sociology of the State Academic University for the Humanities, and a co-editor of the journal Interaction. Interview. Interpretaion.
Alexandrina conducts interdisciplinary research on class, gender, the body and sexuality, social emotions, historical memory, and socialized imagination. She studies working-class everyday life and culture, as well as social movements and civil society in Russia. In addition, she is interested in collective feelings and human senses of perception. She specializes in applying qualitative methods of interdisciplinary social research such as interview, participant observation and discursive analysis.
In 2009 she graduated from the Sociological Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, in 2010 she obtained a master’s degree from the Department of Political Sciences and Sociology of the European University at St. Petersburg. In 2013 she completed her Candidate’s dissertation titled Semantics of the Masculine Body in the Space of Social Distinctions at the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
She is currently working on her doctoral project Working-Class Life and Struggle in Post-Soviet Russia at the University of Manchester.
Earlier she taught courses on Discourse Analysis in Sociology and Sociology of Collective Actions at the State Academic University for Humanities (GAUGN), and courses on Sociology and Sociology of Mass Communications at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU).