History of the human sciences, especially of psychiatry and psychology; history
of medicine in Russia
February 1989 - on: Research Fellow, Institute for the History of Science
and Technology, Russian Academy of Science (Moscow, Russia).
May 1996 - May 1997: Visiting Fellow, Wellcome Institute for the History
of Medicine (London, UK).
September 1997 – April 1998: Visiting Scholar, Program in Science, Technology
and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.
- 2002: Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Manchester, UK
- 1989: Candidate of Science (Psychology) (an equivalent of Ph.D.), Moscow
- 1985: Graduate Diploma in Psychology (an equivalent of M.A.), Moscow State
Lectures and Talks
(1995) Cross-readings in the humanities: a dialogue between Russia
and the West around the works by M. M. Bakhtin, S. L. Rubinstein and L.
S. Vygotsky, International Conference, Moscow, 22-24 May.
(1992) 4th Conference in the History of Russian Science, Moscow, 25-26
(1998) ‘Gogol’s madness: psychiatric stigmatization of writers reconsidered’,
Program in Science, Technology and Society, Cornell University.
(1997) ‘Literary characters as psychiatric types: psychiatry between science
and literature’, Mind, Brain and Behavior Group, Harvard University.
(1997) ‘Stretching the boundaries of deviance: neuropsychiatric dispensaries
and the foundation of the Soviet mental health care system’, 25th Convention
of American Association for the Advancement in Slavic Studies, Seattle.
(1997) ‘Tolstoy’s neurosis: Literature and the development of psychotherapy
in turn-of-the-century Russia’, Work-in-Progress Seminar, Wellcome Institute
for the History of Medicine, London.
(1996) ‘Moscow City Asylum and culture of private psychiatric clinics
in Moscow’, 3rd Triennial Conference of the Society for the History of
Psychiatry, 11-14 September, Munich.
(1996) ‘The Pedological Decree and child studies in the Soviet Union’,
15th Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Social and Behavioural
Sciences, 31 August - 3 September, Leiden.
(1995) ‘New forms of psychiatric practice and the emergence of psychotherapy
at the turn of the century’, 14th Annual Conference of the Society for
the History of Social and Behavioural Sciences, 3-7 September, Passau.
(1995) ‘Russian psychiatry at the turn of the century,’ History of
Science Group, University of Lancaster.
(1995) ‘La Physiologie de la motricit? en URSS: le d?veloppement
d'une th?orie li?e au contexte sociale’, l'Equipe de recherches ?pist?mologiques
et historique sur les sciences exactes et les institutions scientifiques,
University Paris-7, 14.02.95.
(1995) ‘Fathers and children: Russian psychiatry from Korsakov’s school
to psychoanalysis.’ 13th Annual Conference of the Society for the History
of Social and Behavioural Sciences, 7-11 September, Paris.
(1993) ‘A genre of experimental articles in the French psychological
journals of the turn of the century.’ 3rd International Conference on the
History of Psychology, 20-22 September, Moscow.
(1993) ‘Mikhail Bakhtine et la psychologie’, Lecture in the course
of general psychology, University Paris-8, 19 May.
Fellowships, Research Grants
(1994) ‘History of psychology’, general course for undergraduate
students at Moscow Pedagogical Academy.
(1995) ‘History of French psychiatry and psychology’, special subject
course for the graduate students in psychology at Moscow State University.
1996: Wellcome Trust Visiting Fellowship for a project: ‘Writing pathographies:
The public image of psychiatry in England and Russia at the turn of the
1995: International Scientific Foundation Research Grant for a project:
‘Russian psychiatrists and Russian literature’.
1994: Central European University Research Grant for a project: ‘Early
humanistic trends in Russian and Central European psychiatry: The case
of Nikolai Osipov (1877-1934)’.
1993: Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Research Grant for a project: ‘Genre
of experimental articles in French psychological journals at the beginning
of the twentieth century’.
1996 - on: European Society for the History of Psychiatry.
1992 - on: European Society for the History of the Human Sciences (former
European Society for the History of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Cheiron-Europe).
Born: August 5, 1963
Fluent English and French; experience in living and studying in Great
Britain, France and USA.