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Lyudmila Nurse


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Position: Director, co-founder
Expertise: Transitional countries; Central East European studies, social and cultural analysis; stakeholders’ analysis;  new nationalisms and cultural policy, identities and cultural diversity, ethnic minorities; generations and youth, mixed methods, qualitative and biographical studies; social monitoring; comparative studies.

Lyudmila Nurse

Lyudmila Nurse has over 25 years of international experience of research into social institutions, education, culture and identities, cultural policies and comparative quantitative, qualitative and biographical studies.

She holds a PhD diploma in Sociology from the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia. She has also studied Modern Sociology on a post-doctoral Sociological course at the Department of Sociology, University of Manchester, UK in 1989. Lyudmila Nurse has been a visiting research fellow at various Universities: Edinburgh, Warwick, City (London) and the Institute of Education (UCL).

She is currently an external associate at the New Europe Centre of the University of Aberdeen and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University.

Lyudmila has over 15 years of experience in international consultancy work as a Director of the Hart Group, consulting for the Council of Europe, the UK’s Department for International Development, the World Bank, national governments, and other public and private organisations, all in projects related to cultural and social policies, social development and monitoring in Central and Eastern Europe and the UK. www.hart-group.com

Lyudmila Nurse is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Research network 03 “Biographical perspectives on European societies” of the European Sociological Association (ESA).http://www.europeansociology.org/research-networks/

She has been a member of the European Cultural Parliament (ECP) since 2011 http://www.kulturparlament.com/

Her current research interests are:

  • Cultural diversity, transnational migration, ethnic minorities
  • Identities and belonging
  • Cultural policies and initiatives
  • Identities and music
  • Generations and youth studies
  • Creative use of mixed (quantitative and qualitative), biographical and visual research methods.
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