Elena Denisova-Schmidt

Elena Denisova-Schmidt

Elena Denisova-Schmidt

Lecturer for Russian Culture and Society
Gatterstrasse 3
9010 St. Gallen
Publications Publications of Elena Denisova-Schmidt
Fields of research
  • Corruption and Informality
  • Higher Education
  • Cross-Cultural Management
Professional Career

Elena Denisova-Schmidt is a Research Associate at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and Research Fellow at the Boston College Center for International Higher Education (USA). Previously, she had held appointments at the Humboldt University of Berlin, the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki. Before moving into academia, Elena Denisova-Schmidt worked for the VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation in Russia. Her current research interests cover corruption and informality. 

Teaching Activities # Momentane Kursangebote:

Kultur und Gesellschaft Russlands: Korruption und informelle Praktiken aus historischer und aktueller Perspektive.
Russisch A1
Projects ProjectsLink Elena Denisova-Schmidt

Academy of Management (AoM)
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde (DGO) (The German Association of East European Studies)


Do Anti-Corruption Educational Campaigns Reach Students? Some Evidence from Two Cities in Russia and Ukraine.
Voprosy Obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, 1, 61-83, 2016.
This paper, written together with Martin Huber (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) and Elvira Leontyeva (Pacific National University, Khabarovsk, Russia), received the best paper award from the Russian organization Obchestvo Znanie for contributions to corruption issues. 

Justification of Academic Corruption at Russian Universities: A Student Perspective.  
Edmond J. Safra Working Papers, No. 30, 2013. Cambridge: Harvard University.
This paper was named in TOP-13 as one of the most interesting studies on Russia in 2013 by the Higher School of Economics.

Talks Åbo Akademi (11/2006), American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages (AATSEEL) (01/2012, 01/2006), Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) (12/2018, 11/2017), Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference (FOHE-BPRC3) (11/2017), Dresden University of Technology (06/2013, 01/2011, 01/2009, 05/2008), George Mason University (01/2008), Greenwich University (02/2015), Harvard University (05/2015, 02/2015), Higher School of Economics (10/2018, 10/2015), Humboldt University of Berlin (04/2006, 06/2006, 01/2005, 11/2004, 05/2004, 10/2003, 06/2003, 11/2002), Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center (01/2008), Miami University (03/2012), University College London (03/2018, 03/2016, 09/2014), University of Basel (04/2018, 09/2011), University of Bremen (11/2014, 05/2014, 01/2014, 05/2013, 11/2012, 04/2012), University of Fribourg (11/2013, 11/2010), University of Helsinki (09/2015), University of Hildesheim (6/2012), University of Konstanz (12/2010), University of Ottawa (11/2016), University of St.Gallen (HSG) (08/2014, 11/2010), University of Zurich (02/2010), Pacific National University (05/2014), Vienna University of Economics and Business (06/2014, 06/2009, 05/2007, 06/2005, 06/2003), South Economic Association (11/2016).  
Editorial Board

Editor (2008-2018)
Column: ’Cross-Cultural Communication’ for the AATSEEL Newsletter
(American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages) 

Additional Information Reviewer for Applied Economics, China Economic Review, Educational Researcher, Europe-Asia Studies, Global Change, Peace and Security, Higher Education, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Employee Relations, Eurasian Geography and Economics, Journal of Business Research.  
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