vC1mt15Ved4Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Policy Analysis and Studies of Technology and Senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology, National Research Tomsk State University.


Olga graduated from the Department of Sociology at Tomsk State University in 2004, where afterwards she taught and participated in projects of Sociology and Social work departments research group and was associate researcher in Tomsk Public Opinion research group. Olga completed the graduate studies at the European University at St. Petersburg in 2013. Since receiving her Master’s in Sociology Olga has been working at a PhD thesis focused on the sociological study of the obstetrics system. Recent research projects were concerned with the expert knowledge, health care system and medicine in contemporary Russia.

Research interests: sociology of medicine, science and technology studies, gender studies.

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Latest publications

Medical Help in Obstetrics: Care and Technology in Journal of Social Policy Studies. 2014. Vol. 12. No. 3. P. 337–352. Link.

Crossing boundaries: Medicine. in Innovations and Society in Technology Assessment – Theory and Practice. 2014. 23(2). P. 94-97 (with O. Zvonareva).

Redefining the Obstetrics in the Parental Internet-Discussions (on Example of Tomsk Forum) in Journal of Social Policy Studies. 2012. Vol. 10. No. 3. P. 361–376. Link.

Ideology conflict for defining homeless: a case of institutionalization of care in Social workers as agents of change. Ed. by E.R. Iarskaia-Smirnova, N.V. Sorokina (Library of «Journal of Social Policy Studies»). Moscow: OOO «Variant» CSPGS, 2012. P.53-67 (with G.Vinogradova).

Social policy of Reproductive Health and institutionalization of care in Soviet and Post-soviet time in  Tomsk State University Bulletin. Philosophy. Sociology. Political science. Tomsk: Tomsk State University, 2011. P. 52-59.

The role of “traditional Russian” culture for contemporary women’s groups, in The Power of Time: social frames of memory edited by Valentina Yarskaya and Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova. Moscow: Variant, CSPGS, 2011. P. 174-192. (with M. Abramova). Pdf in Russian.

The Obstetrics system: facilities and limitations of realization of family practices in Topical problems of theory and practice of social work with family and children: Collection of scientific papers / Ed. by A. Rykun, U. Puchkina. Tomsk: Published by IOA SD RAS, 2010. P.85-96.

Poverty research in Tomsk region and perspectives for local studies of poverty in Tomsk State University Bulletin. Philosophy. Sociology. Political science. Tomsk: Tomsk State University, 2010. № 1. P. 9-42. (with A. Rykun, K. Yuzhaninov).

Nuclear industry in Tomsk region: social consequences and perspectives in Development of fuel and energy complex of Western Siberia: social and ecological consequences and perspectives, ed. by Artem Rykun, Konstantin Yuzhaninov. Tomsk: Tomsk State University, 2010. P. 226-257. (with M. Abramova).