Margarita Kuleva

National Research University Higher School of Economics, CGES PhD fellow

Areas of academic interest:

Sociology of  the arts, issues of cultural production and art as labor, youth cultures, clothing

consumption and fashion, youth studies


Foreign languages:




Present – PhD-student National Research University Higher School of Economics Moscow

(Sociology Department)

2011 – MA in sociology, St. Petersburg branch of NRU HSE

2009 – BA in liberal arts, Smolny Institute of Liberal Sciences and Arts,

St.-Petersburg State University / Bard College, NY

2003-2004 – student at Philosophy Department, SPBU


Professional experience:

2015 (august) - visiting fellow Bielefeld University

2014 - present – PhD-fellow, centre for German and European studies SpbSU - Bielefeld University

2013 - present – lecturer, Sociology Department, NRU HSE St. Petersburg

2010 – present – research fellow, Centre for Youth Studies NRU HSE St. Petersburg

2010-2011 – editor, Editorial and Publish Department of NRU HSE St. Petersburg

2007-2009 – editor of culture column, ’Moy rayon’ newspaper

2005 –2006 – observer, ’Time Out St. Petersburg’ magazine


Research projects:

2014-2017 – ’Co-evolution of Knowledge and Communication Networks: Structural Dynamics of Creative Collectives in European Cultural Capitals’ (KNOCOMM), Centre for German and European Studies, field coordinator of London case

2015 – ’Family tree of Russian Contemporary Art’, Garage museum of contemporary art, researcher

2014-2015 - ’Youth Solidarities and Generations of XXI Century: Meaning of Labor and Consumption’, CYS NRU HSE, researcher

2014 – European biennale of contemporary art Manifesta10 public survey, research coordinator

2013-2014 - ’Creative city: reformatting the public space’, ’Creative city’ research group, NRU HSE, researcher

2012 – ’Innovation potential of Russia’s young people: solidarity, activism, civic responsibility’, CYS NRU HSE, researcher

2011-2012 - ’Between discipline and experiment: Youth’s everyday body regimes in Russia’s current socio-economic conditions’, CYS NRU HSE, researcher

2011– present International research project MYPLACE – ’Memory, Youth, Politic Legacy And Civic Engagement’, FP7 Framework, interviewer

2011 – ’Youth solidarities in the local and global context: Economy, Politics, Culture’, CYS NRU HSE, researcher

2010 – ’New social movements of Youth’, CYS NRU HSE, researcher


Awards & Fellowship:

Centre for German and European Studies PhD-Fellowship, 2014

Heinrich Boell Foundation Scholarship, 2011


Curriculum Vitae with publications