Alexandrina Vanke is a research fellow at the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, lecturer in the Department of Sociology of the State Academic University for the Humanities, co-editor of the journal Interaction. Interview. Interpretaion.
She conducts interdisciplinary research on the body and sexuality, sociology of emotions, social memory and socialized imagination. She focuses on collective feelings and human senses of perception. Besides, she studies issues of mass and interpersonal communications, as well as problems of working class people, social movements and civil society in Russia. 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.
Currently she gives lectures on Discursive Analysis in Sociology and Sociology of Collective Actions at the State Academic University for Humanities (GAUGN).
Earlier she taught Sociology and Sociology of Mass Communications at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU).