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GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium, 2016

Several students and staff members of SELS attended an international conference, GESIS CSS Winter Symposium 2016, which was taking place Cologne (Germany) on November, 30, andl December, 1.

Cooperation with Chinese Universities

In the end of November, several staff members of the Higher School of Economics took a trip to China. Over these two weeks they were meeting with Chinese colleagues and discussed the prospects of scientific and academic cooperation. As the head of the SELS, Daniel Alexandrov was establishing partnership relations not just for the University on the whole, but also for our Laboratory, and during his meetings he was discussing prospects for joint research projects in the field of education.

Cooperation with Chinese Universities

In the end of November, several staff members of the Higher School of Economics took a trip to China. Over these two weeks they were meeting with Chinese colleagues and discussed the prospects of scientific and academic cooperation. As the head of the SELS, Daniel Alexandrov was establishing partnership relations not just for the University on the whole, but also for our Laboratory, and during his meetings he was discussing prospects for joint research projects in the field of education.

Digitalization of Fashion in the Modern Symbolic Economy

On November, 23rd, the Department of Sociology of St. Petersburg State University, together with the Centre for German and European Studies, was hosting the third seminar of the autumn session of the ongoing event “The Scientific Wednesdays”, on the topic "Digitalization of fashion in the modern symbolic economy." SESL members Denis Bulygin and Ilya Musabirov presented results of their research on the seminar.“Scientific Environment "is an open interdisciplinary seminar for young researchers organized by the Council of Young Scientists of the Department of Sociology of St. Petersburg State University and the Centre for German and European Studies. 

Digitalization of Fashion in the Modern Symbolic Economy

On November, 23rd, the Department of Sociology of St. Petersburg State University, together with the Centre for German and European Studies, was hosting the third seminar of the autumn session of the ongoing event “The Scientific Wednesdays”, on the topic "Digitalization of fashion in the modern symbolic economy." SESL members Denis Bulygin and Ilya Musabirov presented results of their research on the seminar.

Research internship at Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science

From the beginning of this academic year the Laboratory welcomes a new research intern – Marica Sharashenidze. She has recently earned her degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Marica majored in Sociology and minored in Medical studies. This year she came to the Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science to conduct a research project focusing on second generation migrant students in Saint Petersburg schools. Marica found the Laboratory while looking for scientific papers on migrants and considered some of its English-language publications relevant. After that she asked D. A. Aleksandrov if there were opportunities to get a research internship in the Laboratory. We talked to Marica about how does it feel to be a sociologist in America and asked about her research plans in Russia.

Preliminary Thesis Defense by Ksenia Tenisheva

On the 21st of October 2016, at the meeting of the Department of Sociology, St. Petersburg School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ksenia Tenisheva held her preliminary Ph.D. Thesis defense.

Ethnography in a Bar

Recently we made an acquaintance with a new research assistant of SESL, Marika Sharashenidze. And she is beautiful, too! On the 17th of October, at a scheduled SESL seminar, she presented the results of her ethnographic research, “Clothing as Symbol and Meaning in A Houston Bar: What clothing choice for bar goers reveals.”

Education Analytics and Its Role in Effective Functioning of Distance Education

On the 13th of October, 2016, Stephen Kerr, Professor of Education of the College of Education at the University of Washington, gave a lecture to the staff and guests of SESL. The Professor was talking about the role of education analytics in effective functioning of distance education, and how online courses can compensate for the shortcomings of full-time education, with the University of Washington as an example.

Ksenia Tenisheva presents: “Deprivation and educational adaptability of migrant students in Russian schools”

The Council of Young Scientists of the Department of Sociology of St. Petersburg State University and the Center for German and European Studies invite for the final seminar of the autumn session “Scientific Wednesdays” on the topic “Ethnic stereotyping and social exclusion in school”, which will take place on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at 19:00.