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Elena Morenkova


Summer 2012: certificate of digital methods of social research (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands).
2010 – at present: Ph.D. in Political Science (thesis defence planned end 2013).
2009–2010: Master in Political Studies (University Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2).
2008–2009: Master in Political and Social Science (University Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2). 

2001–2006: Degree in Applied Sociology (Russian State University for the Humanities, (Moscow).

➢ Teaching experience

2012-2013: Seminars in Political Theory (Bachelors degree students), University Panthéon-Assas, Paris.
2012-2013: Seminars in Public Law (Bachelors degree students), University Panthéon-Assas, Paris.
August 2009: Tutorials in French, English and Civics, Grade School “Patte d’Oie”, Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso.

➢Research, expertise

(2013) First Annual IPSA Conference on Public Policy, Grenoble, June 2013

•Co-elaboration, animation and presidency of the scientific section « The Relevancy of a Supra-Regional Focus in Public Policy: the Case of Central and Eastern Europe ».
•Inspiration, organisation, coordination and framing of a multinational team of 10 researchers and experts in Public Policies of Eastern and Central Europe and European integration.

(2012) Digital Methods Initiative 2012, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

•Co-elaboration of the project « Mining populisms »: exploration of the language of new populist parties in Europe with digital methods tools <>
•Co-elaboration of the project « Mining the #arabspring »: a critical study of the coverage of events of the “arab spring” focused on terms “Facebook revolution” and “Twitter revolution” employed by Western and Arab medias (Al Jazeera and Egyptian blogs principally). <>

(2009) Foundation for the Effective Policies (Moscow-based think tank) / ICEUR (Vienne)

•Co-elaboration of the comparative study within the UE-Russian partnership « Georgia & Russia: Contradictory Media Coverage of the August War ».
•Published in Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 3, 2009, pp. 244-260 <>


(2012) MORENKOVA Elena, “(Re)creating the Soviet Past in Russian Digital Communities: Between Memory and Mythmaking”, Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media, n. 7, 2012, pp. 39-66
(2011) MORENKOVA Elena, “Les représentations de la démocratie dans la Russie actuelle : étude de la blogosphère”, Droit et Cultures, numéro hors série, 2011, pp. 157-171 

(2011) MORENKOVA Elena, “Les usages du passé soviétique dans la construction de la nouvelle identité nationale russe”, La Revue Russe, n. 36, 2011, pp. 87-98


(2011) Memory of the Soviet past in the Runet, Virtual Russia: Digital Space and Post-Soviet Political Culture, 19-20 October 2011, Norwegian University Center, Saint-Petersburg. 

(2011) Les représentations politiques et sociales dans la blogosphère russe, 4th International Congress of Francophone Network of Political Science Associations, 20-22 April 2011, ULB, Brussels. 

(2010) Les usages du passé soviétique dans la construction de la nouvelle identité nationale russe, Monde russe et identités, Doctoriales de l’AFR, 14-15 October 2010, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon. 

(2010) Les représentations de la démocratie dans la Russie actuelle, Journée d’histoire et d’anthropologie du droit « Orient-Occident. Image de soi, image de l’autre », 11 June 2010, University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Paris 10).

➢Particular skills

•Bilingual French/Russian. English: full professional capacity (TOEFL: 107/120). Certificate of Legal and Political English.
•Experience in organisation of quantitative studies (N ≥600)
•Good command of data analysis and statistical software (Stata, SPSS).
•Good command of digital methods (IssueCrawler, GoogleScraper etc.).
•Good command of textual statistics software (Lexico 3).