Position and job: Senior Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (Department for Israeli and Jewish Studies); Head of Research Group on Disability Studies, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences.
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2005 – PhD. (doctorate thesis) – ‘Ethnic Identity in Russian-Jewish Marriages in modern Russia’. Defended at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia.
1993 – PhD. (a candidate thesis – “Ethnic and cultural interaction in the Occidental Mediterranean in 1st mil. B.C.”). Defended at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences
1987-1991 – postgraduate at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences (Department of Primitive Cultures),
1981 – M.A. (M.A. thesis) ‘Ancient Greek Colonization in the West Mediterranean’. Defended at the Moscow University.
1975-1981 –graduate student, Moscow University (Historical Department, Chair of Ancient History)
Since 2015 –Head of the Research Group at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. A Head of collective projects (since 2015) “Attitudes towards people with disabilities in contemporary Russia; (empathy and aggression)”; since 2016 – “Representation of Disabled People in various cultures”); (since 2020) – “Disability as a Social and Cultural Phenomenon: Its Representations in Various Ethnic and Religious Groups in Post-Soviet Space.”
Since 1995 – Senior Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (Department for Israeli and Jewish Studies). In 2016 she ran a project “Ethnography of Russian Jews” (in a series “Peoples and Cultures” edited by the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology together with the Institute of Oriental Studies, both – Russian Academy of Sciences)
In 2010 Dr. Nosenko-Stein was a coordinator (together with Prof, Petrukhin) of the project dedicated to the history of Khazars. In 2008 Dr Nosenko-Stein started a research of religious interaction in Russian Jewish community. In 2008 she also ran a project regarding identity and culture of ex-Soviet Jews in Israel. Since 2005 she ran a project about Jewish historical memory in modern Russia. In 1999-20015 Dr. Nosenko-Stein carried out researches concerning the Jewish identity in intermarriages in Russia and some problems of ethnic identity. In 1998 she made (together with Dr. Igor. I. Krupnik, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History) a project of the first Jewish historical and ethnographic museum in Moscow.
1991-1994 – Dr. Nosenko-Stein was an Assistant of Chief Editor of the journal “Mir Rossii” / “Universe of Russia”.
1984-1991 – Elena Nosenko Stein was a Junior Researcher at the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology (till 1991 – Institute if Ethnography of Academy of Sciences of the USSR), Department of Primitive Cultures.
Lecturing experience: In 2000-2001, 2005-2007 Dr. Nosenko-Stein lectured at the Russian State University for Humanities (“Introduction in Cultural Anthropology”; “Ethnic and national identity”; “Jewish identity”).
Main Fellowships and grants:
2020 – Collective Research Grant of the Russian f0undation for Fundamental Research. Title – “Disability as a Social and Cultural Phenomenon in the Post-Soviet States.”
2018 – Smaall grant of the Kennan Institute for Russian Studies (project – “Problems of education and employment of disabled in Russia”).
2016 – Research collective Grant of Russian Foundation for Humanities. Project “Representation and Self-Representation of Disabled People in Russia”)
2015 – Research Collective Grant of the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Studies. Project “Empathy and Aggression Towards People with Disabilities”
2014-2015 – Research collective Grant of the Russian Foundation for Humanities. Project “Ethnography of Russian Jews”
2013 – Research Grant of Russian Jewish Congress. Project “Russian Reform Jews”;
2013 – Publishing Grant of Russian Jewish Congress for publishing a book “Cultural Memory of Russian Jewry”
2012 – A grant of the Chais Foundation. Title of the project – “Social and cultural adaptation of disabled persons in Russia and Israel”
2010 – A small grant of the Fulbright Program. A title of the project – An International Seminar “Diasporas, ethnic minorities or labor migrants”.
2008-2009 – A grant of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. Title of the project – ‘Historical memory of modern Russian Jews in the small urban centers.
2008 – A short-term Felloship of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. Project “Interreligious, intercultural, interethnic? Intermarriage in today’s Russia”.
2008 – A publishing grant of the L.Littauer Foundation for issuing a book “Israel through ‘Russian eyes’: identities and cultures”
2007 – A grant of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. Title of the project – ‘Historical memory of modern Russian Jews in the small urban centers’
2006 – A Grant of the International Center for Researches of Russian and East European Jewry. Title of the project – ‘Jewish identity in modern Russian Periphery’
2002 – A Fellowship of the Fulbright Foundation. Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Title of project – ‘Jewish folk beliefs and practices in Eastern Europe in the late 19th – late 20th c.’ (curator – Prof. Dan Ben-Amos). Duration – 6 months
2001 – A grant of the IREX Foundation for the creation of publication in Internet. Title of the project – ‘Essays in Jewish ethnology’. Web-site – http://jewish-ethnolog.msaab.ru
2001 – A short-term Fellowship of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies for researches at the Library of Congress. Title of the project – ‘Jewish identity in intermarriages in Russia’. Duration – 1 month.
1999-2000 – A grant of the ‘Open Society Foundation’. Title of the project – ‘Main patterns of Jewish identity’s formation in intermarriages in Russia’. Duration – 18 months.
1997 – A Fellowship (Visiting Fellow) at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. The Title of the project “Jewish folk festive culture”. Duration – 3 months
- E. Nosenko-Stein, D. Sobolev (Eds). Contemporary Israel: Languages, Society, Culture. Moscow: Institute of Oriental Studies, 2020.
- E. Nosenko-Stein. Reform Judaism in Contemporary Russia: Present and Future? Moscow: Neolit Publishers, 2019.
- E. Nosenko-Stein, A. Kurlenkova (Eds). “Back Side of the Moon, or We Do Not Know of Disability:” Theory, Practices, Life Styles. Moscow: MBA Publishers, 2018 (in Russian).
- E. Nosenko-Stein, T. Yemelyanenko (Eds.). Jews (Ethnographic series “Peoples and CulturesJ. Moscow: Nauka, 2018 (in Russian).
- E, Nosenko-Stein, T. Karasova (Eds.). “Remembering the Past for the Sake of the Future:” Jewish Identity and Cultures” / Moscow: IV RAN, 2014 (in Russian).
- E. Nosenko-Stein. “Tell it to your children…”: Cultural memory of Russian Jews today. Moscow: MBA Publishers, 2013 (in Russian).
- E, Nosenko-Stein, V. Petrukhin (Eds.). Khazars: Myth and History. Moscow; Jerusalem: gesharim; Mosty kultury, 2010 (in Russian).
- E. Nosenko (Ed.). Israel Through “Russian” Eyes: Identities and Cultures. Moscow: Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Natalis Press, 2008 (in Russian).
- E. Nosenko. ‘To be or to feel?’ Main Patterns of Jewish self-identity among the offspring of mixed marriages. Moscow: Institute of Oriental Studies – Kraft, 2004 (400 p.) (in Russian)
- E. Nosenko. Jewish festive culture (historical and anthropological perspective). Moscow: Vostochnaia literetura. 2001 (230 p.) (in Russian)
Selected papers, articles, and sections in collective monographs: (for last 10 years)
- To live and to Work in Israel: Ex-Soviets with Visual Impairments and Problems of Employment // E. Nosenko-Stein, D. Sobolev (Eds). Contemporary Israel: Languages, Society, Culture. Moscow: Institute of Oriental studies, in Russian).
- Overcoming Stigma: Medical Diagnosis as a Rite of Passage for Disabled Persons in Russia // Etnograficheskoye obozrenie, 2020: 5 (in Russian).
- “Anthropology of Disability: Problems and Approaches” Etnograficheskooy obozrenie (Ethnographic Review), 2018: 1: 5-11 (in Russian).
- “’I Want to Marry a Healthy Man:’ Marriage Preferences among Contemporary Russian Women with Physical Disabilities” Etnograficheskooy obozrenie (Ethnographic Review), 2018: 1: 36-46 (in Russian).
- “Introduction or What We know about the Back Side of the Moon?” Pp. 5-12. In: Back Side of the Moon or What We Do Not Know About Disability: Theory, practices, Life Styles. / Ed. By A. Kurlenkova, E. Nosenko-Stein. Moscow: MBA Publishers, 2018 (in Russian).
- “Self-representations of Disabilities in autobiographies.” Pp. 243-267. In Side of the Moon or What We Do Not Know About Disability: Theory, practices, Life Styles. / Ed. By A. Kurlenkova, E. Nosenko-Stein. Moscow: MBA Publishers, 2018 (in Russian).
- “Professional training and employment of blind people in the USSR and post-Soviet Russa.” In Procedings of the International conference on Disability Problemis (Nizhny Novgorod, September 27-29 2018). Nizhny Novgorod, 2018.
- “Studies of Jewish Ethnography and Folklore.” Pp. 11-23. In Jews (ethnographic series “Peoples and Cultures”) / Ed. By T. Yemelyantnko and E. Nosenko-Stein. Moscow: Nauka, 2018 (in Russian).
- “Jews in post-Soviet States.” Pp. 540-573. In Jews (ethnographic series “Peoples and Cultures”) / Ed. By T. Yemelyantnko and E. Nosenko-Stein. Moscow: Nauka, 2018 (in Russian)
- “Jewish Communities Beyond Russia.” Pp. 640-672. In Jews (ethnographic series “Peoples and Cultures”) / Ed. By T. Yemelyantnko and E. Nosenko-Stein. Moscow: Nauka, 2018 (in Russian)
- “’Kibbutz galuyot’ Concept and Jewish Diaspora: Is There Any Future?” Pp. 56-61. In: Emerging Jewish State in XX c.: Main Events / El. By T. Karasova and D. Maryasis. Moscow: IVRaN, 2018.
- “They fear us because we are Other”: Attitudes Towards Disabled People in Today’s Russia (“Nos temen porque somos Otro”: actitudes hacia las personas con discapacidad en la Rusia moderna) Salud Colletcteva, 13 (2), 2017: 157-170.
- “Attitudes Towards Disabilities Among Disabled People in Contemporary Russia.” Pp. 197-213. In: A Person in a System of Social Concurrence and Tolerance: Problems of Integration / Ed. by M. Butovskaya, You. Fedenok. Moscow: Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, 2017.
- “Reform Jews in Today’s Russia: Contacts and Conflicts.” Pp 223-236. In Contacts and Conflicts in Slavic and Jewish Cultural Traditions / Ed by O. Belova. Moscow: Institute of Slavic Studies, 2017 (in Russian).
- “Jews in the Modern World: Religion or Ethnicity?” Pp. 230-243. In Studies of Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. 3: Culture and Politics / El by Yu.Lyubimov and S. Projogina. Moscow: IVRAN, 2017 (in Russian).
- “’I Never Felt That I am Defective:” Self-Representation of Disabled People.” Pp. 235-254.In Autobiographical Texts in Interdisciplinare Research:п people, practices, interactions / Ed. By Yu. Zaretsky and Ye. Karpenko. Moscow: Higher Economic School, 2017 (in Russian).
- “Inventing a ‘New Jew’: The Transformation of Jewish Identity in Post-Soviet Russia.” Pp. 196-211. In: The New Jewish Diaspora: Russian-speaking immigrants in the United States, Israel and Germany / Ed. by Zvi Gitelman. New Brunswick, NJ, and London. Rutgers University Press, 2016.
- “David Bolt. The Metanarrative of Blindness: A Re-reading of Twentieth-Century Anglophone Writing. University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbour, 2014.” (Book review) NLO. 2016. 138: 135-140 (in Russian).
- “Reform Judaism in Russia and Memory of Holocaust.” Pp. 156-168 In: Palestine and Israel from the World War II up Today / Ed. by T. Karasova. Moscow: IV RAN, 2016 (in Russian).
- “Reform Jews in Contemporary Russia: Boundaries of Norm.” Pp. 122-135. In: Norm and Anomaly in Slavic and Russian Cultural Tradition. Academic series. Vol. 53 / Ed. by O. Belova. Moscow: Institute for Slavic Studies, 2016. (in Russian).
- “Some problems of studying disability and social anthropology.” Pp. 523-531. In: Actual Problems of anthropology. Vol. 10. Minsk: Belaruskaya navuka, 2015.
- “To be a disabled person in Israel: experience of Russian-speaking immigrants.” Asia and Africa Today.. 2015. 12: 67-72 (in Russian).
- “Reform Judaism in Russia” Constructing a ‘New Jew.’” Vestnik Rossiskoy natsii (Review of the Russian Nation). 2015. 52015. 5 (43): 93-104. (in Russian).
- “Ours” and “Alien” Space in Contemporary Russian City” Jewish Sacred and Profane places” (English translation) Forum for Anthropology and Culture. 2015. 11: 180-196 (e-version – http://anthropologie.kunstkamera.ru/en/25/ ).
- “I can do everything like a normal pers Self-realization of women with disabilities in Russia.” Gender, policies, multiculturalism: gender systems and gender relations in the past and present. (Proceedings of the VII International Conference of Russian Association of Studying Women’s Stories). (October, 9-12, 2014). Moscow, 2014. 1: 378-379 (in Russian).
- “Still warm but getting colder: changing ethnic identity of post-Soviet Jewry.”Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 2014. 1: 27-42.
- “Religion of Jewish Youth in Contemporary Russia.” Pp. 191-203. In: Identity and Collective Memory / Ed. by K. Selnes, T. Senyushkina. Oslo: Norway Humanist Associaton, 2013.
- “Jewish” media and Jewish collective Memory,” Proceedings of XIX International Annual Conference on Jewish Studies. Vol. II. Academic series. 46. Moscow. 2013. P. 440-454 (in Russian).
- “The Sacred and Profane Space in Modern Russian City: A Choice of Russian Jews,” Cultural Analysis, 2012: 10: 91-104.
- “Do They Want to Remember? Do They Want to Forget? Collective Memory oj Russian Jewry Today.” Pp. 25-36. In Jews in Contemporary Russia / Ed. by A, Lokshin. Moscow: Dostoinstvo, 2012 (in Russian).
- “Once More about anti-Semitism and Jewish Historical Memory.” Diaspory / Diasporas. 2011. 2: 44-56 (in Russian).
- “Jewish Tradition Today and Transmission of Cultural Information from Generation to Generation.” P. 246-256. In: «The Old” and “the New” in Slavic and Jewish Cultural Tradition / El. By Olga Belova. Moscow: Institute for Slavic Studies, 2012.
- “Family, Relatives and Friendly Circles in Jewish Collective Memory in Today’s Russia,” Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Jewish Studies. Moscow, 2o12.
- “Generation which never encounter”: some patterns of forming Jewish self-identification in contemporary Russia.” P. 207-221. In: Dialogue of Generations in Jewish and Slavic Cultural Tradition / Ed. By Olga Belova. Moscow: Institute for Slavic Studies, 2010.
- “Civil Judaism” in Russia: Constructed Reality?” Proceedings of the XVII International Annual on Jewish Studies. Sefer. Vol.1. Moscow, 2010. P. 244-253 )in Russian).
- “Aliens in an alien world: paradoxes of Jewish Christian Identity in contemporary Russia,” East European Jewish Affairs, (2010. April): 40 (1): 19-41.
- “Lost Jews”, Chimeras” or the “Hope of the Nation”? Jews, Russia, Mixed Marriages and Historical Memory Revised,” Anthropology and Archaeology of Eurasia. (Summer 2009). 48 (1): 39-66.
- “Others among Others. Russian Orthodox Jewish Identity – Paradox or Reality?” Etnographicheskoie obozrenie (Ethnographic Review). 2009.3: 20-35 (in Russian).
- “Facts, Myths and History in the “high” and folk cultures.” P. 214-230. In: History – Myth – Folklore in Jewish and Slavic Cultural Traditions / Ed. by Olga Belova. Moscow: Institute for Slavic Studies, 2009. (in Russian).
- “Anthropology and Jewish Studies: Is their Symbiosis a Reality” Etnograficheskoie obozrenie. 2009. 6: 3-7 (in Russian).
- “About a Collective memory of Russia’s Jews Today (Preliminary Observations)” Etnograficheskoie obozrenie. 2009. 6: 20-29 (in Russian).
- “Judaism, Russian Orthodoxy or Civil Religion? Choice of Russian Jewry Today” Diaspory / Diasporas . 2009. 2: 6-40 (in Russian).
- “To Leave or not to Leave? People of Mixed Ethnic Origins and Their Attitude to Emigration in Russia Today” Jewish Education in Russia. Twenty Years after the Cold War / Ed. By Z. Khanin, A. Epstein and V. Chernin. Jerusalem: Maor Wallach Press, 2008. P. 57-72.
- “Synagogue or Church? Sacred Space for Russian Jews” Sacred and Prophane Geography in Slavic and Jewish Cultures / Ed. By O. Belova. Moscow: Institute for Slavic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. 2008: 345-364 (in Russian).
- “Larisa Fialkova and Maria Yelenevskaya, Ex-Soviets in Israel. From Personal Narratives to a Group Portrait. Wayne State University Press. Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology. Detroit, 2007, 573 p. ( Bookreview)” European Journal for Jewish Studies. (November, 2008).
- “Once more about Anthropology, Jewish Studies and their interaction,” Diaspory / Diasporas. 1-2, 2007: 238-246.